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Need affordable PSU

  1. Ok so here we go. Need a new psu for around £50 GBP. Looking at around 600watt for these specs:

    P4 3ghz processor
    3gb ram
    1 x HDD IDE
    1 x Sata HDD
    2 x DVD/CD RW drives
    Thermaltake case with fan control for 6 fans 4-pin
    Sapphire HD 3850 agp graphics card either power adapter 6-pin to 2x4-pin or i presumme a 6 pin from psu given as thats whats at the end of the adapter

    Ive been looking at:

    OCZ Stealth Xstream II 600W
    Coolermaster GX 550W
    Corsair CX600

    any other suggestions?

    Advice would be great guys, thanks
     
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

  3. LightningSeed

    LightningSeed TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Has to be at least 450W due to graphics card
     
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    The corsair 430 is a solid powersupply.
     
  5. LightningSeed

    LightningSeed TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Still dont think it would cut it. What about the other 3
     
  6. LightningSeed

    LightningSeed TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Anyone else?
     
  7. winterwolf1223

    winterwolf1223 TS Rookie Posts: 55

  8. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    The PSU HK linked should be more then enough with 28A on 12V rail, but if you really prefer something that is 450W+ I'd say check out the Antec NEO ECO 520W. It is higher priced but will be more then enough for your system and you can take it with you when upgrading like Wolf suggests.
     
  9. LightningSeed

    LightningSeed TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The antec is not available in the UK and the corsair tx is a bit more expensive than i can get atm. Im not likely to go nvidia so sli isnt really too important.

    What out of the listed 3 is better?
     
  10. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Cheapest out of those three would be ideal...I'd say there isn't a huge difference between them.
    The Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply
    is pretty similar to the corsair 430, you could also use that if you can find it for less. Also it's actually rated at 450w (not that it actually matters, but maybe it will please you more).
     
  11. LightningSeed

    LightningSeed TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ill pick up a corsair. Cheers guys
     
  12. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Looking at reviews & feedback the OCZ Stealth Xstream II 600W seems to be the best option, but as I'm sure you are aware either one would satisfy the job for your system so the CX600 should be fine.
     

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