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April 26, 2012 7:33:55 AM

Hi,

First post here so sorry if its in the wrong place!

My Current PC (Pre built of the internet) has started to make a lot of noise and was running quite hot, added a few fans (Which it didn't have)

http://www.ebuyer.com/138590-xilence-red-wing-80mm-quie...

This worked well and took the temp down to around 32C, But the PSU (Cheap unbranded) in this PC is noisy and doesn't get any better the longer you have it on So i have decided to go for an upgrade, this is what I am looking at

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA... (£10 cheaper than Ebuyer as its on promotion)

I would like some advice as to if this would be suitable for my PC, at the same time I am thinking of moving it all into a Antec SLK2650 BQE Solution Series Computer Case as I have one here not going to much use and the current case is a cheap unbranded one with not a lot of space.


- Intel Core I7 870 2.93ghz 8mb Cache (Stock Fan, I dont over-clock)
- Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm x 2
- Optical Drive - 24x DVD Writer
- 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 RAM DDR3 1333 PC10660
- Nvidia Geforce GTS 450 1GB
- Motherboard - Asrock H55M-LE
- Windows 7 64bit Pro / Xp 64bit Pro / Ubuntu
- 1 x 22" Hp L2208w
- 1 x 24" Samsung HD Syncmaster P2450
- 1 x 37" LG HD

Thanks in Advance

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April 26, 2012 7:37:48 AM

Forgot to mention the old PSU is a 450Watt new one is Cooler Master Silent Pro Modular 600W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply
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April 26, 2012 11:23:57 AM

It was modular that I'm after Have you got any suggestions for something a little cheaper more around £50
a c 158 ) Power supply
April 26, 2012 12:04:34 PM

The OCZ ModXstream Pro is a good quality PSU; not the best, but it is a good blend of price/performance. The 500W version is sufficient for your build. There is a rebate on it in the US: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Amazon.co.uk has it in your price range: http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-500W-ModXStream-Power-Suppl...

Edit: Hardwaresecrets, a reputable review site, gave it a Gold Award : http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-500W-ModXStream-Power-Suppl...
April 26, 2012 2:35:30 PM

I think I will go with OCZ 500W ModXStream Pro Power Supply looks quite good http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-500W-M [...] 845&sr=8-1

What do you think about the case ? , it should all fit in there ok , its a micro atx board so not that big.
a c 158 ) Power supply
April 29, 2012 8:37:40 PM

It's simply a new EU requirement to use a limited amount of power when the system is idle. If you use a non-ERP PSU, the PC simply won't comply with the EuP/ERP standard - no big deal for you.
April 29, 2012 8:38:57 PM

Rugger said:
It's simply a new EU requirement to use a limited amount of power when the system is idle. If you use a non-ERP PSU, the PC simply won't comply with the EuP/ERP standard - no big deal for you.



Ah rite cheers
a c 158 ) Power supply
April 29, 2012 8:39:47 PM

Cheers -enjoy your upgrades!
April 29, 2012 8:42:45 PM

All ordered Thanks !
a c 158 ) Power supply
April 30, 2012 1:07:53 AM

Let us know how the build goes - good luck!
May 5, 2012 8:48:08 AM

Installed and worked for about 4 hours (Really quietly) before tripping out, now it wont power up. Replaced with original working (noisy) PSU , powered up first time and runs fine.

Tried several kettle leads, and 2 PC's looks like this one is dead.
a c 158 ) Power supply
May 5, 2012 10:39:51 AM

Contact the site you purchased from for an RMA...ask for them to cover shipping costs.
May 6, 2012 8:24:32 PM

I have opened an E-note with ebuyer as it is a bank holiday. Will chase up tuesday, from what I can see on their website they have a exchange / refund policy once the product has been tested.
May 23, 2012 6:00:22 AM

New one has turned up, It is so quiet but has managed to add 20 seconds to the boot time while it decides that I have a graphics card installed, small price to pay I guess.
a c 158 ) Power supply
May 23, 2012 12:41:07 PM

It's not the PSU that's adding time onto the boot. Almost sounds like something got modified in the BIOS; check the boot speed settings.
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