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Help picking out PSU and tower

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August 27, 2012 4:32:41 PM

Hey guys, I'm building a new PC to play games. I'm having a hard time choosing the correct PSU and Tower. Here are my specs so far:

I'd like the case to be LED. Also, I live in the UK, so I can't do newegg. Thanks.

Also if it is possible if you could find the correct products on

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August 27, 2012 6:50:34 PM

I wouldn't buy anything under 500W - there's just no point. If you decide to upgrade a graphics card in the next few years, you don't want to have to buy a new psu as well. The technology within psu's hasn't really changed much in the last few years so anything you get now is pretty much future proof. Stay clear of the crapmasters (coolermaster); corsair is a very good brand:

Also when choosing a psu you should look for one which is 80+ certified (less of the total Wattage is lost as heat).

Have you considered getting components off Stuff is generally cheaper and also you get a better selection of cases. On you can get the CM 690 lite for under £60 and it is a seriously good budget mid tower case.
The corsair carbide 300R is also under £60 and is very good in terms of quality, space and cable management features.
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a b K Overclocking
August 27, 2012 7:10:13 PM

Rugger said:
A good quality 500W PSU is sufficient for a system with a single HD6870; the PSU must have two 75W 6-pin PCIe power connectors and should have 32A on the 12V rails.

A good deal right now on Overclock is the OCZ ZS 550W:
I'd also consider the XFX Core 550W over at Amazon for a couple quid more:

+1 to the PSU's however, I would prefer the XFX unit due to personal preference.

I have one small recommendation - swap out the HD6870 for a Radeon HD7850. It will yield better performance at stock and has tremendous performance potential once overclocked.
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a b K Overclocking
August 27, 2012 8:36:16 PM

+1 to the XFX not very fond of OCZ so it's more of a personal preference not saying it is a worse psu i just trust XFX more and since every XFX PSU it's actually built by Seasonic all the more reason i would get it am i a seasonic fanboy maybe but that's besides the point lol