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XFX Pro 850w: Need help with a decision.

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July 16, 2012 9:25:25 PM

I've got a chance to buy a used XFX pro 850w for £55. It's 11 months old and been in one computer.

The setup I wanna run is

Asrock z77 extreme4
I5 3570k
GTX 670
Noctua NH-D14

I'm going for a high wattage PSU as I wanna stay as future proof as possible and in a years time I shall SLI the gtx670. I shall also be overclocking.

Here is a review of the XFX pro 850w.

XFX PRO 850w

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a b ) Power supply
July 16, 2012 11:30:48 PM

Even with SLI, your system would draw less than 500w, so you don't need 850w. If I do my dollar conversion correctly, that is a pretty good price if it includes the warranty. If you don't know anything else about the psu (if you're buying it online from a stranger), I suggest you may be better off with new.
a b ) Power supply
July 16, 2012 11:39:21 PM

Hi :) 

Thats an AWFUL price for a second hand PSU....it should cost half at most as no warranty...

All the best Brett :) 
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a b ) Power supply
July 16, 2012 11:53:56 PM

Agree. If no warranty: do not buy. But the OP doesn't say where he's buying it from. If it is his brother or friend, he might be able to get the warranty card. Still a marginal bargain for used.
a c 122 ) Power supply
July 17, 2012 12:22:59 AM

I agree with Brett928S2 that's a awful deal and @Temile if it's his brother selling it to him shame on him for trying to take advantage of him like that. :( 
a b ) Power supply
July 17, 2012 5:15:59 AM

Lol! Just realized my mistake, I read Jonny's review of the beQuiet 850 this morning and was thinking it was XFX: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

Getting the beQuiet for £55 might be a good deal...the XFX: no way unless it was in the box, unused and with warranty.
July 17, 2012 1:34:27 PM

Thanks for the advice guys. I'll steer clear of that then. I took the case from him though which was a bargain. Its the cooler master elite in mint condition for £35. Offered him £30 for the PSU but he said no. Thanks again guys.
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