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December 27, 2012 4:12:48 PM

The parts that i'm getting are
Amd Fx-4100 Processor
Asrock 960Gm-Gs3 Fx Motherboard
8gb DDR3 Ram (2x4gb)
AMD Radeon 6870
500gb SATA 7200RPM HDD
1 DVD+RW Drive
My case has 2 usb ports, and integrated hd audio, and 1 8mm fan

I used this PSU calculator
http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

Its told me that i need 328watts min and recommended is 378watts.

So would this 500w PSU be good for this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Elite-Power-Suppl...

If not, can someone recommend a good branded one, similar price.

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a c 357 À AMD
December 27, 2012 4:16:59 PM

Yes it is enough although it is far from being recommended.
December 27, 2012 4:21:14 PM

rolli59 said:
Yes it is enough although it is far from being recommended.

Is there one that you can recommend? I wouldn't mind paying a little extra for a decent one.
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a b À AMD
December 27, 2012 4:34:20 PM

whats ur budget for a ps?

December 27, 2012 4:40:16 PM

iceclock said:
whats ur budget for a ps?

For the psu, I was hoping to spend £55 max.
a b ) Power supply
December 27, 2012 4:45:30 PM

Most of the frequently recommended Antec, XFX, Corsair, etc. brand models are designed and often manufactured by Seasonic or Delta.

Here's a list of PSUs you do NOT want to get:
http://www.johnnylucky.org/power-supplies/psu-lemon-lis...

CM's ElitePower PSUs are on that list.

And here's the same person's recommended list:
http://www.johnnylucky.org/power-supplies/psu-recommend...

A little old but it should give you a general idea of which companies and model lineups have better track record than others.
December 27, 2012 4:55:17 PM

InvalidError said:
Most of the frequently recommended Antec, XFX, Corsair, etc. brand models are designed and often manufactured by Seasonic or Delta.

Here's a list of PSUs you do NOT want to get:
http://www.johnnylucky.org/power-supplies/psu-lemon-lis...

CM's ElitePower PSUs are on that list.

And here's the same person's recommended list:
http://www.johnnylucky.org/power-supplies/psu-recommend...

A little old but it should give you a general idea of which companies and model lineups have better track record than others.


Thankyou very much :D 
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a b À AMD
December 27, 2012 5:09:24 PM

InvalidError said:
Most of the frequently recommended Antec, XFX, Corsair, etc. brand models are designed and often manufactured by Seasonic or Delta.

Here's a list of PSUs you do NOT want to get:
http://www.johnnylucky.org/power-supplies/psu-lemon-lis...

CM's ElitePower PSUs are on that list.

And here's the same person's recommended list:
http://www.johnnylucky.org/power-supplies/psu-recommend...

A little old but it should give you a general idea of which companies and model lineups have better track record than others.

These two lists are currently maintained, and were updated recently.


The Corsair V2 Builder was made by CWT, not Seasonic, using some inferior Samxon capacitors known to experience early failure. The Antec VP-450, FSP Raider series, or Rosewill Capstone would be good budget choices.

December 27, 2012 5:18:08 PM

Onus said:
These two lists are currently maintained, and were updated recently.


The Corsair V2 Builder was made by CWT, not Seasonic, using some inferior Samxon capacitors known to experience early failure. The Antec VP-450, FSP Raider series, or Rosewill Capstone would be good budget choices.


Thanks. Helped loads. Will probably get Antec VP-450.
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a c 357 À AMD
December 27, 2012 5:25:45 PM

Onus said:
These two lists are currently maintained, and were updated recently.


The Corsair V2 Builder was made by CWT, not Seasonic, using some inferior Samxon capacitors known to experience early failure. The Antec VP-450, FSP Raider series, or Rosewill Capstone would be good budget choices.

That is actually not the CX500V2 but the original which is slightly cheaper.
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a b À AMD
December 27, 2012 5:46:35 PM

For a system using a single Radeon HD 6870 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

The XFX 550W Core Edition Full Wired (Bronze) (P1-550S-UKB9), with its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 44 Amps and with one 6-pin and one (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single Radeon HD 6870.

XFX Pro Series Core Edition P1-550S-UKB9 550W Power Supply
£40.55 Ex VAT
£48.66 Inc VAT

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-xfx-pro-series-core...
December 27, 2012 6:02:40 PM

^ +1

My System is very similar to yours and I run it on a XFX 450W Core Edition.
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a b À AMD
December 27, 2012 6:34:09 PM

Onus said:
These two lists are currently maintained, and were updated recently.


The Corsair V2 Builder was made by CWT, not Seasonic, using some inferior Samxon capacitors known to experience early failure. The Antec VP-450, FSP Raider series, or Rosewill Capstone would be good budget choices.


^+1 - agreed - I'm holding off on recommending new CX & new Tx series till the reviews come out.
Some models have switched oem to Chicony which is worrysome, unless
Corair spec'd them high & follow up with diligent QC
December 27, 2012 6:36:20 PM

ko888 said:
For a system using a single Radeon HD 6870 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

The XFX 550W Core Edition Full Wired (Bronze) (P1-550S-UKB9), with its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 44 Amps and with one 6-pin and one (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single Radeon HD 6870.

XFX Pro Series Core Edition P1-550S-UKB9 550W Power Supply
£40.55 Ex VAT
£48.66 Inc VAT

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-xfx-pro-series-core...


was about to buy the 450w, but i saw your message. Thanks so much. :D 


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a b À AMD
December 28, 2012 1:47:10 PM

the 550 is great +1 to that rec, ul be very happy with this model

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