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PSU Affordable All-Rounder

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by drjaydee, 14 Oct 2010.

  1. drjaydee

    drjaydee What's a Dremel?

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    I'm after building the Affordable All Rounder PC. The only difference I intend to make is to use an old 1GB HD4870, which needs 2 power supply cables.

    Can anyone recommend a budget Power Supply that is good value for money and can power this graphics card?

    Many thanks
     
  2. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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  3. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN Modder

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    Just keep in mind that "80%+ Efficient" does not equal 80Plus.
     
  4. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    +1 on this ^.

    The Corsair Builder Series are, in my opinion, unproven as far as I can tell, we have yet to see any reviews of them. The Corsair website states that they are "up to 80% efficient". They are not 80+ certified.

    If you can't source a Corsair CX400 (getting hard to get now), go for the OCZ linked by DragunoHUN above or one of the following:

    500W Antec EarthWatts EA 500D Green, 80+ Bronze - £56.71
    500W Silverstone Strider, ST50F-ES, 80 Plus - £43.39
    380w Seasonic S12II-380 PSU, 12Cm fan, active PFC RoHS +80% - £45.80
    430W Seasonic S12II-430 Bronze PSU, 82+% Eff' - £55.91

    My personal preference at this price & requirement point would be the 430w Seasonic @ £55.91.
     
  5. sparkyboy22

    sparkyboy22 Web Tinkerer

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  6. okenobi

    okenobi What's a Dremel?

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    Seasonic S12II.
     
  7. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    careful...don't want to go too cheap...seasonic actually has a gold rated modular psu around the 400 watt range now i believe, if you got the cache
     

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