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June 6, 2012 1:38:13 AM

Hey Guys, I have decided to build a gaming PC . These are the following components :

Case: CiT Vantage Type-R Gaming Case with HD Audio, 4 Fans, Card Reader
RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance
Graphics Card : Asus nVIDIA 3D GeForce GTX 550 TI DirectCu Graphics Card (1GB)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7261S-0B 24x Internal DVDRWRAM SATA Black Lightscribe
Processor: AMD Bulldozer FX-6100 Socket AM3+ 6 Core Processor - 3.30GHz, 3.90GHz Turbo
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard (Socket AM3+, Up to 16GB DDR3, USB 3.0, uATX)
Hard Drive: Seagate 2TB BARRACUDA 3.5" SATA-III Hard Drive - 7200RPM 64MB Cache

Was thinking of getting this power supply? But i have no idea what you look at when choosing a power supply :S

What do you think about this power supply? http://www.amazon.co.uk/650-WATT-supply-Alpine-Silent/d...

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a b ) Power supply
June 6, 2012 1:59:24 AM

Hmm, it might work. It's specs are good enough and the connectors are adequate, however, for £13.95, I seriously doubt the quality. I know very little about Alpine as a brand but it's not on my list of good quality brands. I'd say go with a quality PSU manufacturer such as Corsair or Seasonic. Try this instead: Seasonic 650W M12II Bronze Series Modular Power Supply http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seasonic-Modular-Multi-GPU-Tech...

The last thing you want to skimp on is the PSU so spend more money on it.
a c 121 ) Power supply
June 6, 2012 2:06:32 AM

For that price, it's probably fecal, not suitable for connection to computer equipment if there's any chance of it being plugged into the mains at the same time. Such PSU-shaped objects tend to die fiery deaths, often taking other parts with them. Quality brands include Seasonic, Antec, Corsair, XFX, and Enermax/LEPA. Your entire system depends on receiving stable, reliable power; the PSU is not the place to go cheap.
Your system would run well on a quality 430W-500W PSU.
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June 6, 2012 2:28:45 AM

Consider how much you are dropping on the CPU and GPU, now look at how much you are planning to spend on the PSU, now back to the CPU, now the GPU, now to the tiny number near the PSU, see the problem here?


Dropping extra money on a good PSU now actually has advantages over spending extra money over the CPU and GPU, if you get a decent unit now you wont have to replace it and may even get to reuse it. You also don't need a 650 W PSU for that system, a good 500 W unit could handle it. Since selection and pricing is a bit more limited for you I'd suggest the OCZ ZS 550 W, its not a spectacular unit its a pretty good one and its priced that way too, yes it is about double the price of the other ones you have been looking at, but the odds of it going south and taking everything else down with it are greatly reduced.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
a b ) Power supply
June 6, 2012 2:41:02 AM

Not if you intend to plug it into the mains (AC outlet) at the same time that you have it connected to your motherboard, Graphics card, and hard drives. Bite the bullet and spend the money to get a quality PSU. Believe me (and everyone else here) you won't regret it. If you have to cut a little out of your budget by getting slightly less powerful CPU or less memory, that's still better than having to deal with a system that reboots all of the time or a PSU that just blows up and takes several other components with it. Stick with the brands that jtt283 and myself have recommended.
June 6, 2012 2:43:50 AM

JKatwyopc said:
Not if you intend to plug it into the mains (AC outlet) at the same time that you have it connected to your motherboard, Graphics card, and hard drives. Bite the bullet and spend the money to get a quality PSU. Believe me (and everyone else here) you won't regret it. If you have to cut a little out of your budget by getting slightly less powerful CPU or less memory, that's still better than having to deal with a system that reboots all of the time or a PSU that just blows up and takes several other components with it. Stick with the brands that jtt283 and myself have recommended.



I have decided to go with Corsair, after doing some research i have seen now that it is very reliable. I am currently contemplating between these 2 as a final choice, can you offer me any assistance between these two corsair types?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMPSU-600GUK-Gaming-Ser...

&

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMPSU-600CXV2UK-Builder...
a b ) Power supply
June 6, 2012 3:08:43 AM

There is nothing wrong with either one. The builder series is a little less money but either one will serve your needs for a long time. Quality is the most important thing however, you could save a little more money by going with a slightly lower power rating. The Corsair builder series 500W ( http://www.amazon.com/OPTI-UPS-AVR-SS2000-Automatic-Reg... ) would be more than adequate for your build.
a b ) Power supply
June 6, 2012 3:11:00 AM

That looks like a good Choice. I've never used an OCZ PSU myself but I always hear good things about them.
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