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Which PSU would be best?

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August 16, 2012 5:55:26 PM

Hi,

Recently my PSU has thrown out a 3.3v warning ranging from 2.944 to 3.120 max.

had to spend a good bit lately which has left my machine on a budget but good PSU,

spec to consider:

Thermaltake Armor+ Case
i7 2600k processor
Corsair H80 Cooling
ASUS p8z68 pro board
2 X 4GB corsair Vengeance RAM
2 X 1gb Sapphire Radeon 4800 1GB on crossfire
1 X OCZ Agility 120GB Sata
1X Samsung 500GB 7200rpm Sata
1 X 1TB WD green sata
1 X liteon DVD RW drive

I am thinking of getting the "OCZ ModXStream Pro 700w" would this be recommended or has anyone else got some suggestions? bearing in mind I would need minimum 4 Sata power, and 2 lots of power for GPU.

Thanks :) 

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August 16, 2012 5:58:25 PM

** missed information: Currently on Jeantech STORM 700w psu which has the fault, the cheapest i've seen which I think will be best is the OCZ ModXStream 700W at £64.99

my question is, is there a cheaper and still reliable psu for my systems requirements?
a c 159 ) Power supply
August 17, 2012 2:11:26 PM

The OCZ ModXstream Pro 700W is a decent PSU and is sufficient for your system. It is actually overkill for your system. A system with a Core2Duo E8400 used 421W at full load. A good 550-650W PSU is actually sufficient to run your system. Two of the better options are the XFX Core 550W and 650W:
1. 550W: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-xfx-pro-series-core...
2. 650W: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-xfx-pro-series-core...

The 550W is alectrically sufficient, but will likely run hotter at full loads because it will be operating around 80% of capacity; that would result in higher noise levels as the fans speeds up. I'd go with the 650W to reduce noise at high loads...both have sufficient PCI power connectors.
a c 159 ) Power supply
August 17, 2012 2:12:32 PM

If the OCZ ModXstream is less expensive than the XFX Core 650w, then I would consider it as an option, butI would still lean towards the XFX; more warranty and is a better product that is made by Seasonic for XFX.