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January 1, 2013 2:42:11 PM

After using ASUSTeK's PSU calculator, the recommended minimum power supply came to 550w for this gaming system:

Intel i5 3350P @ 3.1GHz
Nvidia GTX 660ti
2 case fans
1xHDD and DVD-Combi

I'm looking at a Corsair CX 600w 80 PLUS to supply enough power for the system and the graphics card. Is this suitable or should I stretch for something more powerful? My budget is £50-60.


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a b ) Power supply
January 1, 2013 3:30:49 PM

any decent make 500 is enough...
January 1, 2013 3:32:53 PM

Corsair will cover that combo though you can never have to much , just means the psu will not work as hard and you can double up on the card in the future . If you can find a good 750-800 watt psu in you budget range go for it . Buy as much as your budget allows is my motto
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a b ) Power supply
January 1, 2013 3:49:56 PM

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £49.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-01 17:49 GMT+0000)

alot better than that cx line, and has better build quality :) 

January 1, 2013 4:02:48 PM

Ok great, thanks
a b ) Power supply
January 1, 2013 5:25:13 PM

no problem if u require further assistance message me or post here :)