Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Check on PSU

Last response: in Components
August 1, 2012 12:42:54 PM

Hi All,

I just wanted to check the power supply I have selected is the best I can for the money. I need something good quality, cost effective and reliable. I have budgeted £50 for the PSU. I look forward to your input, thanks.

Parts List
Power Supply Unit
Corsair Memory 600W Builder Series CX V2 ATX PSU
Antec 300 Three Hundred Two Case + 3/4 Case Fans
AsRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard (Socket 1155, Intel Z77, Up to 32GB DDR3, ATX, 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s, Supports NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX, Premium Gold Caps)
Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)
Note: I may go for the Core i7-3770k if I can find a good deal.
Cooler (to be added later when overclocking, using stock to start with)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Processor cooler
Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
LiteOn iHAS124 SATA DVD Write Optical Drive
Graphics Card - Want to leave option open for added another GPU later
Sapphire 11179-09-20G HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
Seagate 1TB Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s 64MB 7200RPM Hard Drive
To be added later

More about : check psu

a c 87 ) Power supply
August 1, 2012 2:49:12 PM

These are better PSUs for the same price:
XFX ProSeries 550W Core Edition (£50 @ Amazon / Scan / Dabs)

Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520M (£55 @ Scan)

If you want to buy a PSU that can support two 6870s then you will have to up your budget to around £60.
OCZ ZS Series 750W (£62 @ CCL Online / Dabs)

If you are building a gaming system then you can save money by getting 8GB of RAM, as even 8 is overkill for gaming.