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January 20, 2013 9:03:44 PM

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pulse-650W-Computer-Power-Sup...

MY parts so far
Xfx hd 7850 2gb
Fx 8320
Zalman z11 plus
8gb patriot g2 ram
Western digital caviar green 2tb

And I plan to buy the Asus sabertooth 990fx 2.0
My question as I merely dont have the know how towork if this is compatible.
Will this psu work? I think the wattage was fine, as well as the ampere level, but beyond that im inknowledgable, nplease will it work!?
Thank you.

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 20, 2013 9:14:01 PM

Only get a PSU from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic. Any of these 500w will be plenty.
January 20, 2013 9:19:22 PM

tiny voices said:
Only get a PSU from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic. Any of these 500w will be plenty.

There are some fine PSUs from other manufacturers.
However, the one linked up there definitely isn't among them. £18.95 for a 650W PSU? :lol: 
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 20, 2013 9:21:15 PM

I wouldn't go as far as to say only go with those brands. I certainly wouldn't go for a £19 PSU though. If you cheap out on the PSU, you will almost certainly run into stability issues if you overclock or have any long gaming sessions.

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplie...

That one is pretty good.

Basically what I am saying is that the PSU you chose should physically work but is looks a bit cheap and nasty.
January 20, 2013 10:14:04 PM

Thanks for the quick replies. Unfortunately I am on a budget, any chance of £32 psu that is good?
a b B Homebuilt system
January 21, 2013 3:26:07 PM

Dont cheap out on the PSU, you will be sorry if you do. Get a cheaper motherboard if you have to.
January 23, 2013 5:03:09 PM

I found the sabertooth for £6 more than that. I saved money on the hardrive so my limit is £42. But I need it to be quality and 500w+ and two pcie connectors. Any ideas
a b B Homebuilt system
January 23, 2013 5:14:47 PM

Drop to an extreme4 and a 550w xfx?
January 23, 2013 5:17:18 PM

How much is the asrock extreme 4?
a b B Homebuilt system
January 23, 2013 6:39:08 PM

You only need one connector for the HD 7850. Also, that's just a rough guide. Looking at your build, you would pull around 280W under full load. Anyway, I'd sooner trust that XFX with a 450W load than I would that Pulse PSU.

450W should be fine, I would get 500W if you can but only if it is a quality PSU. Quality comes first.
January 23, 2013 7:37:13 PM


That's a good example of why people shouldn't obsess so much over wattages. That Corsair CX500 is no more powerful than the XFX 450W you and I both recommended above (I just recommended it at a cheaper store ;)  ). They both have 34A on the 12V rail. The difference is the XFX PSU is higher quality.
January 23, 2013 8:22:22 PM

My graphics card manual says otherwise though.. it ssys 2
a b B Homebuilt system
January 23, 2013 8:48:39 PM

Weird, maybe it just lets you use 2 if you want to so you can do crazy overclocks or something.
January 23, 2013 9:16:52 PM

Yeah it looks like it's just XFXs overclocking-oriented 7850 (black edition) that has two 6-pins. Their regular version (core edition) only has one 6-pin.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 24, 2013 10:46:06 PM

Wouldn't trust it as far as I could throw it. Try to get one from Antec, XFX, Seasonic, Corsair.
January 25, 2013 1:57:30 PM

I trust the seller, just is everything else in order?
a b B Homebuilt system
January 25, 2013 2:28:14 PM

I say no to the PSU but everything else looks alright. But seriously, do not cheap out on the PSU. if it fails it can (probably will) take the rest of your parts out with it.
January 25, 2013 2:36:44 PM

For what its worth, tiny voices is spot on. Consider this my "+1"

Quote:
But seriously, do not cheap out on the PSU. if it fails it can (probably will) take the rest of your parts out with it.


Words to live by.....
a b B Homebuilt system
January 27, 2013 6:44:06 PM

Meh, that Zalman might be OK. A CX-500 wouldn't be much more though. Probably much better.
January 27, 2013 7:38:23 PM

jmsellars1 said:
Meh, that Zalman might be OK. A CX-500 wouldn't be much more though. Probably much better.

It's a cheap CWT vs. a slightly cheaper CWT as far as I can tell. I'd still prefer the 450W XFX PSU, which is a Seasonic (and more honestly rated).

It's not a downright dangerous PSU to use though. It'll do in a pinch.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 28, 2013 3:53:11 PM

Yeah the XFX is good too.
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