Recommended power supply

Hello , im currently using a 400W xigametek , note sure of the actual model type and im looking for a new psu as i feel limited by what i can upgrade with this current one. i was told by a friend that some GPU's are not compatible with some psu's so i need one that is compatible with a gtx 550 TI,

im not 100% sure on what other information i need to provide

im looking for a psu around 600W's give or take a little bit . im not looking for the best i just want something that does its job and does it well

Any recommendations so i can see what works well and also the price range im looking at , Thanks !
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  1. This is a great deal. $50 AR:
    CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
  2. Thanks for the reply , but anything from the UK side of things :) ,
  3. You should have mentioned you are in the UK in your message. This is an international forum after all.

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 PC Power Unit - 600 W (CMPSU-600CXV2EU)
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/CORSAIR-Builder-Series-CX600-Power/dp/B0050N69YI/ref=sr_1_8?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1338589810&sr=1-8
  4. Sorry , sometimes i kinda figure that the username gives it away , thanks will give that site a checkout
  5. Alright , im not 100% sure how to check whether its compatible or not . i think a friend of mine said something to do with a 4 pin for my gpu , is that all i need or do i require anything else before i purchase a psu
  6. No worries about compatibility with a gtx 550 TI, it'll hook right up.
  7. alright , that psu has had more than its fair share of bad reviews alot saying it blew instantly so i would prefer to avoid it , any other recommended choiced that are good quality and have received a good response?

    Thanks for your help anyway i appreciate it !
  8. I beg to differ. It's an excellent unit, and most reviews are positive. You also have to remember that for every negative review, there are hundreds of satisfied users happily computing away with this same unit.
  9. A system with a single GTX550ti requires a 40W PSU with at least 28A on the 12V rail and one 75W 6-pin PCIe power connector; amperage on the 12V rail is more important than the total system wattage rating.

    This XFX Pro 450W is sufficient for your build and is mfr by Seasonic - arguably the best PSU mfr: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/450w-psu-xfx-pro-core-edition-p1-450s-u2b9-85-eff-80-plus-bronze-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-fan-atx-v231
    If you want some more power, then the 550W is just a few quid more: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-psu-xfx-pro-series-core-edition-p1-550s-ukb9-85-eff-80-plus-bronze-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-fan-at
  10. Rugger said:
    A system with a single GTX550ti requires a 40W PSU with at least 28A on the 12V rail and one 75W 6-pin PCIe power connector; amperage on the 12V rail is more important than the total system wattage rating.

    This XFX Pro 450W is sufficient for your build and is mfr by Seasonic - arguably the best PSU mfr: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/450w-psu-xfx-pro-core-edition-p1-450s-u2b9-85-eff-80-plus-bronze-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-fan-atx-v231
    If you want some more power, then the 550W is just a few quid more: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-psu-xfx-pro-series-core-edition-p1-550s-ukb9-85-eff-80-plus-bronze-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-fan-at


    i currently have a 400w but reason i was looking for something around 600w is that i want to have less restraints , have the ability to upgrade if i want and not need to wonder whether my psu is strong enough, thanks for the help ill take a look at them tomorrow morning since its 3am atm
  11. Check out hardwaersecrets.com and click on power, and read some reviews on the wattage you are interested in.
  12. luis94uk said:
    i currently have a 400w but reason i was looking for something around 600w is that i want to have less restraints , have the ability to upgrade if i want and not need to wonder whether my psu is strong enough, thanks for the help ill take a look at them tomorrow morning since its 3am atm

    Then go for the XFX 550W. It's an outstanding PSU and it actually has stronger 12V rails than the Corsair CX600.
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