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Need a really cheap quality PSU, Today quick please!

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July 14, 2012 2:42:07 PM

Hi everyone,

I have a really tight budget of £600, I have already picked all my other parts which total out £570.63 excluding a power supply. I am in a rush now because I am really in need of a quality power supply for such a low money. Please could anyone give me some advice.

BTW, I have no idea how much watts I need, here is my config:

Processor: Intel i5 3570k Ivy Bridge
Motherboard: Asrock H77 Pro4-M z77
GPU: Zotac GTX 560 ti
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM
Heat sink: Cooler master TX3 Evo
Optical Drive: Asus 24x Dvd Burner
Case: Corsair Carbide 300R
Power supply: ??????????????

Please guys I am in real need of some help, thank you very much for taking your time.

Shad
July 14, 2012 2:49:00 PM

I would STRONGLY disagree with buying a PSU for £30! It will only cause you problems
July 14, 2012 2:54:02 PM

Alright, what do you think I should downgrade so I can buy like a 600watt Corsair Power supply for 50. Which component do you think is best to downgrade 20 pounds from.
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a b ) Power supply
July 14, 2012 3:02:20 PM

Get rid of the Cooler master TX3 Evo. use the Stock cooler for now. get up and running and then later Upgrade the cooler.
July 14, 2012 3:03:13 PM

shadasinger said:
Hi everyone,

I have a really tight budget of £600, I have already picked all my other parts which total out £570.63 excluding a power supply. I am in a rush now because I am really in need of a quality power supply for such a low money. Please could anyone give me some advice.

BTW, I have no idea how much watts I need, here is my config:

Processor: Intel i5 3570k Ivy Bridge
Motherboard: Asrock H77 Pro4-M z77
GPU: Zotac GTX 560 ti
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM
Heat sink: Cooler master TX3 Evo
Optical Drive: Asus 24x Dvd Burner
Case: Corsair Carbide 300R
Power supply: ??????????????

Please guys I am in real need of some help, thank you very much for taking your time.

Shad

That seems a lot for that collection of parts. Where are you sourcing them? I just did a quick search and could put that together for a little over £520. That said I would spend about £50-£60 on a PSU like this

Hope this helps


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a b ) Power supply
July 14, 2012 3:06:24 PM

Also why are you buying a K series chip and then buying a non overclocking motherboard?
July 14, 2012 3:07:17 PM

Op one question...are you overclocking? You have an unlocked i5 and aftermarket cooler but you don't have a very OC capable motherboard. H77 is very limited when it comes to that i believe.
July 14, 2012 3:08:29 PM

Thank you very much for the help guys, if I am gonna stick to the stock cooler wouldn't it be too noisy? Or is that not true. Anyway I will definitely buy a 50 pound power supply, but do you guys think 550w is enough? Or do I need more?
July 14, 2012 3:12:08 PM

Well OP, it does not sound like you have plans for overclocking so you can save money by

Getting the non K version of your processor and

Dropping the aftermarket. If anything it should be quieter. Stock coolers arent really noisy...
July 14, 2012 3:20:04 PM

Well essentially I do want to do some overclocking, but if I don't will be able to install the stock cooler for now and then buy an aftermarket cooler later on? And what about the temperatures? Because my current pc is suffering from heat and turn off after 3 hours of use.
a b ) Power supply
July 14, 2012 3:22:04 PM

a non overclocked Ivy Bridge i5 3570K will run nice and cool with the stock Intel heatsink.

And yes 550 watts is plenty, I run way more then that on my 550 watt Antec which isn't even as good as the XFX 550
July 14, 2012 3:23:43 PM

Alright so that's my decision then, I am not going to down grade my CPU because eventually I will overclock but do you guys think that it is possible to do some gently overclocking with the stock fan? Or not? Thanks :D 
a b ) Power supply
July 14, 2012 3:26:04 PM

Yeah, you can turn the CPU up a little bit on the stock fan. At least as high as the turbo speed of the cpu. In your case 3.8Ghz
July 14, 2012 3:30:40 PM

Alright then great :D  Thank you very much

Anyway, this is a little bit off topic but: Do you that the components I picked are compatible? And would pick the same components if you bought on this budget?

Sorry, I am just confirming because I am buying these parts in about an hour.

Oh yeah, do you think I should buy the Corsair 600w builder series? Because I have heard quite some good reviews from it. Thanks ;) 
a b ) Power supply
July 14, 2012 3:37:39 PM

The Corsair 600w Builder is a good one.

ASRock z77 board is a great match for that i5 chip. Personally I would get a HD 7850 instead of a 560 Ti. But I'm not sure what your prices are over there.
July 14, 2012 3:42:46 PM

Oh alright, that's a confirmation then... will buy everything in a minute.

Sorry to bother you again, but one more thing: I know that the stock cooler already has pre-applied thermal paste, but do you think I should add any extra thermal paste, will this help? And when I replace the cooler how do I get off the paste.

That's it, thank you very much for all the help :D 
July 14, 2012 3:44:39 PM

OP i highly suggest you get another motherboars with a different chipset from the H77 reason being is that the H77 is extremely limited when overclocking.
July 14, 2012 3:49:41 PM

doomdesire86 said:
OP i highly suggest you get another motherboars with a different chipset from the H77 reason being is that the H77 is extremely limited when overclocking.


Sorry, but that motherboard is one of the cheapest that supports the new Ivy Bridge processors. Upgrading the motherboard will only increase my budget. Anyway, the motherboard allows me to overclock and even has UEFI, so I can't see any problem. However, I won't be overclocking over 4GHz, I will just probably stay around 3.8GHz so I can't see any problem
July 14, 2012 3:52:36 PM

If you dont plan past 4 then your build looks pretty solid. I would however take this last opportunity to suggest the asrock pro3 z75 motherboard however which is slightly cheaper (newegg prices usd) and offers more overclocking features. However it is up to you and i wish you a good luck :-)
July 14, 2012 3:59:39 PM

Thank you very much for your suggestion. However, I am very strictly limitted to the budget and since I am buying all my parts from amazon (because of free delivery), the board costs me more :(  Thanks anyway.
July 14, 2012 4:00:49 PM

But anyway, what made you think that the Asrock H77 Pro4-M is a bad board?
July 14, 2012 4:09:04 PM

Perfectly fine with it, just offering more suggestions in case you change your mind about OCing :) 
July 14, 2012 4:11:40 PM

Thank you everyone guys, I am right now in the process of buying :D 
July 14, 2012 6:01:30 PM

Guys, the 600W watt apparently is not in stock and takes a lot of time. Although the 500w is cheaper and is in stock. Do you think the 500w will be enough to feed an i5 and a gtx 560 ti?
a c 124 ) Power supply
July 14, 2012 6:17:53 PM

"really cheap" and "quality" are mutually exclusive.

July 14, 2012 6:59:59 PM

Guess what guys, just ordered all my parts through amazon. They put some nasty 20 pounds shipping onto my budget :(  Anyway, I hope all my parts arrive without a problem and the build is going to be successful.
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