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Noob Power Supply Help

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June 6, 2012 7:02:07 PM

Hey Guys,

My first build is quickly coming around the corner and I need help on the final component, the PSU.

My Specs:

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H
Processor : i5 3580k (Will be overclocking to around 4.2/4.4Ghz so take this into account with third party cooler in future)
Graphics : GTX 670
Memory : Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz 8gb (4gb x 2)
Case : NZXT 210 Elite (2 fans included 120mm)
SSD : Crucial 64gb
HDD : 7200rpm WD


So, I have at max £40 - £45 to spend on a modular power supply that will satisfy the above. I think of this as a learning curve as my first build :) 

Thanks very much to the community for helping me with my build and indeed this question!

Thanks, James.

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June 6, 2012 7:50:56 PM

You may need to spend a few more quid. Don't cheap out on the PSU. Under sized PSU's that fail tend to destroy Mobo's. For this system I would go with no less then 650W Bonze 80. That's assuming one GPU and one HDD.
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June 6, 2012 7:56:15 PM

price_th said:
You may need to spend a few more quid. Don't cheap out on the PSU. Under sized PSU's that fail tend to destroy Mobo's. For this system I would go with no less then 650W Bonze 80. That's assuming one GPU and one HDD.


+1 DON'T cheap out on the PSU. A GOOD 600W PSU will power that system just fine, but 40 to 45 quid probably won't get you that.
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June 6, 2012 8:29:11 PM

Thanks very much guys! Really appreciate the help :D 

Anymore recommendations? Links?

Thanks again :) 
!