PSU for gaming PC

CPU: Intel Core i3-540 @ 3.5GHz
RAM: KINGSTON HyperX 2x2GB
GPU: Radeon HD 6870 from XFX
M/B: ASUS P7H55M-LX
HDD: SAMSUNG HD120J (111GB/8MB buffer)

What PSU would you recommend for this rig? :wahoo:
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  1. You won't need anything too powerful, maybe 500W, but to be on the safe side, get 600W if you add a different CPU/Crossfire.

    This one's good.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Powercool-Modular-550W-PSU-80-Dual-12V-Power-Supply-/120899687840?pt=UK_Computing_PowerSupplies_EH&hash=item1c262ed5a0
  2. Any quality 450watt and up, look for a known brand name like Seasonic, Antec, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Enermax or XFX to name few.
    I would stay away from Coolmax looking at review of few of their PSU's http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Coolmax-V-500-Power-Supply-Review/1366/9
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Coolmax-CUL-750B-750-W-Power-Supply-Review/977/10
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story3&reid=68
  3. delluser1 said:
    :o
    Huh ???


    Should be good, 80plus certified, modular, mid range.

    Why Huh? :)
  4. thomasd221 said:
    Should be good, 80plus certified, modular, mid range.

    Why Huh? :)

    Check the reviews for the other Coolmax units above!
  5. thomasd221 said:
    Should be good, 80plus certified, modular, mid range.

    Why Huh? :)

    Mid-range ?

    A decent budget grade unit like the CX500 will cost +£10 anywhere you look, the Powercrap isn't even close to mid-range in anything other than labeled power
  6. if you have the money to spend i recommend the hx 750 plenty of power and who knows if you ever go to upgrade your pc you will have the power to do so without buying a new one not to mention its nice to have a modular power supply no extra wire to run fans or clog up airflow
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