Noob Power Supply Help

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Example of a GOOD modular 600W PSU. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703036

    Obviously, it's on Newegg, so the price listed is American $, but you'll have to see what it would be where you can find it.

    Edit: Here you go http://www.ebuyer.com/327895-ocz-pc-power-cooling-silencer-mkiii-series-600w-80-bronze-psu-ppcmk3s600w-uk
  4. Thanks very much guys! Really appreciate the help :D

    Anymore recommendations? Links?

    Thanks again :)
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