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Windows 7: Is this PSU any good

25 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Is this PSU any good

I am looking on amazon for a reliable 500 - 550 w PSU. looking for under 35 if possible if u have any suggestion feel free to ask

http://www.amazon.co.uk/550W-Silent-...5926090&sr=1-5

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25 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

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25 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Im on a tight budget would u give an opinion + im in the uk and i would rather a national store
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25 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You are not going to get a quality PSU for that price. You need to be looking at a minimum price of 1 per 10W, so for a 550W model you need to look at 55 (or more). I realise that you are on a tight budget (most of us are), but skimping on something as vital as a quality PSU can have dire consequences, especially if it brings your motherboard down should it fail.
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25 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

So on Amazon, tek heads, overclockers ebuyer and any other uk store or supplier what is the cheapest PSU u would recommend
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25 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

can i ahve an opinion on the gtx550ti you own as this is the card i am thinking of buying?
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25 Aug 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

The problem with Amazon is that many times you are not actually buying FROM Amazon.

Instead, you are buying from some other dealer THROUGH the Amazon web site.

I looked through all the PSUs at Amazon and find none under 50 pounds that I'd buy.

I DID find a couple of good ones elsewhere under 50 pounds and I mentioned them in your other thread.

XFX 450W Core Edition Pro PSU | Ebuyer.com
XFX Core Edition, 450 watt; 37.29


Antec 400W High Current Gamer PSU | Ebuyer.com
Antec High Current Gamer 400 watts; 45.15; this is 40.00 at Overclockers.co.uk

Both of those are made by Seasonic, a premier manufacturer.

I would get the XFX.

Many of the brands you are looking at are NOT manufacturers. They have someone else build the thing and put their name on it.


If you are on a budget, cut back somewhere else other than the PSU.

You do NOT need a 500 plus watt PSU.
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25 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

sorry my misconception on the wattage thx for the advice, if i were to give u the links of my components whould u try to help me cut back as this is my first build and im not sure about some items
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25 Aug 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I posted the links in your other thread.

Are you paying attention to it???????

If you want advice you need to do 3 things:

1: name your absolute top amount for budget.

2: name the parts you need to buy from that budget. That may be 3 parts or it may be 10. I have no idea what you already have.

Which of these do you need?

case

motherboard

CPU

monitor

hard drives

DVD drive

RAM

keyboard

mouse

modem

operating system

power supply

CPU cooler if not using the stock cooler

other items such as case fans

thermal paste

video card

sound card



3: name your possible UK sources: Ebuyer, Overclockers, Amazon, whoever
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25 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

1. 320.00

2.Case, Motherboard,CPU,RAM,DVD Drive (internal or external),RAM,Power supply,Video card, thermal paste (if not already applied on fan), Fan (or stock cooler), Wireless card if possible(not priority)

ebuyer, overclockers, tek Heads and any other uk source(not Amazon, changed my mind after you said some arnt actually from Amazon

I already got a HDD ,Operating system, sound card, mouse and keyboard and monitor
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