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August 14, 2012 1:58:24 PM

Hello, I am currently building a PC on a tight budget and i am looking to find a decent PSU for my system. I will be purchasing an intel i3 2100 processor and an amd radeon 7750 (which requires only the pci-e slot to power it so i dont need a large wattage psu). I will also be purchasing an asus ph61 m lx rev3.0 mobo if that makes a difference. I would like to find a decent PSU at the cheapest possible price, I live in Ireland so UK websites are better for me in terms of delivery rates. Any replies will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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a c 158 ) Power supply
August 14, 2012 2:11:41 PM

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/450w-xfx-pro-core-editio...
More than enough power and has a 5 year warranty. What's your budget? The Corsair CX430 is available in the US for $20 after MIR and that is also sufficient for your build; if the rebate isn't available ove there, then the XFX is the better option. Another option is the Antec VP-450W: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/450w-antec-basiq-vp450p-... for 5 quid less. The XFX is a better PSU, but the VP-450 is still a good option.
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a c 158 ) Power supply
August 14, 2012 3:00:43 PM

The XFX Core 550W would be sufficient for a 7750 Crossfire but it costs 15 more.
a b ) Power supply
August 14, 2012 3:38:28 PM

You've picked the wrong thing to scrimp on. A poor quality (read that as cheap) or under size PSU has the potential to affect every part of your new rig in ways that are undiagnosable except to replace the PSU with a quality one of proper capacity. Save money elsewhere.
August 14, 2012 3:50:56 PM

thanks for the replies, i better go for the corsair or xfx, whichever is cheapest.
a b ) Power supply
August 14, 2012 4:27:49 PM

jemm said:
I´d get a 500W/550W PSU as it will let you to CrossFire your card in the future.

The P8H61 is a mini-ITX motherboard so no chance of OP ever doing SLI on that.
a c 87 ) Power supply
August 14, 2012 6:36:33 PM

ram1009 said:
You've picked the wrong thing to scrimp on. A poor quality (read that as cheap) or under size PSU has the potential to affect every part of your new rig in ways that are undiagnosable except to replace the PSU with a quality one of proper capacity. Save money elsewhere.

Except that every PSU that has been mentioned in this thread is high quality enough for the sort of build the OP is describing.

InvalidError said:
The P8H61 is a mini-ITX motherboard so no chance of OP ever doing SLI on that.

Asus' Mini-ITX motherboards model names have the suffix 'I'. mATX motherboards have the suffix 'M', therefore it is a mATX motherboard. But you are right that he can't SLI/CF on the P8H61-M LX, this is because it uses the H61 chipset which is not capable of SLI/CF and it only has one PCIe x16 slot.
a c 110 ) Power supply
August 14, 2012 6:52:29 PM

Technically, you could run a dual GPU card in there.... :??: 
a c 158 ) Power supply
August 14, 2012 6:57:03 PM

Which I should have pointed out before I threw out the XFX Core 550W statement. Although what I said was technically true that it could handle a CF of 7750s.
a c 158 ) Power supply
August 14, 2012 6:57:29 PM

Dual GPU but not SLI/CF... ;) 
August 14, 2012 7:16:54 PM

Corsair or XFX 400 watts will be fine for single GPU. However, if you intend to run more than 1 GPU in the future with this PSU, I would suggest 600 watt. Seasonic and PC Power & Cooling are also good brands. You can buy cheaper PSU's, but not better.
a c 87 ) Power supply
August 14, 2012 9:09:12 PM

Is there some reason why you use Hardwaresecret's test results without crediting them?
a c 272 ) Power supply
August 15, 2012 4:59:19 AM

Good catch on that Silvune, he has been banned for plagiarism now. Thank you for spotting that though!
a c 110 ) Power supply
August 15, 2012 5:08:48 AM

Who^^

:heink: 


Better not be Johnny Lucky, but I know he adds all of the review sites and gives them credit.
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