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10 Nov 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ken9122 View Post
I'd consider an SSD
Way too much money for a budget build. Instead, focus the money on quality components instead now.....and double back to the SSD for a nice performance boost down the road.

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10 Nov 2010   #12

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

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+1 on the larger PSU. And the SSD can be upgraded if it's out of budget now. You are headed towards a fun and fantastic build. Take lots of pictures all during the build and when finished. Pay close attention to wire routing and keep things neat. Can't wait to see the 3.4 up and running, I have a 2.6 be and love it.
Will do Ill maybe consider an SSD later on - they're bound to come down in price soon

@rmw020 - ahh There is an 750W the same kind but it's out of stock
Have a look Colors-IT 750w Gold 12CM Silent Power Supply: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories CiT 750W Power Supply Unit with PSU and Dual 12V Rails - Black Edition: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
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10 Nov 2010   #13

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

I have never had any problems with Value Ram or my PSUs m8.
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10 Nov 2010   #14

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
+1 on the larger PSU. And the SSD can be upgraded if it's out of budget now. You are headed towards a fun and fantastic build. Take lots of pictures all during the build and when finished. Pay close attention to wire routing and keep things neat. Can't wait to see the 3.4 up and running, I have a 2.6 be and love it.
Will do Ill maybe consider an SSD later on - they're bound to come down in price soon

@rmw020 - ahh There is an 750W the same kind but it's out of stock
Have a look Colors-IT 750w Gold 12CM Silent Power Supply: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories CiT 750W Power Supply Unit with PSU and Dual 12V Rails - Black Edition: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
hmm may go for the CiT Black Edition u think that will do the job?
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10 Nov 2010   #15

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

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Will do Ill maybe consider an SSD later on - they're bound to come down in price soon

@rmw020 - ahh There is an 750W the same kind but it's out of stock
Have a look Colors-IT 750w Gold 12CM Silent Power Supply: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories CiT 750W Power Supply Unit with PSU and Dual 12V Rails - Black Edition: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
hmm may go for the CiT Black Edition u think that will do the job?
They will do the job easily mate.
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10 Nov 2010   #16

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

1 review mentioned short cables. That could be a problem.
I have always had good luck with Antec PSU's.
Don't skimp on the PSU it the foundation of your system.

Ken
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10 Nov 2010   #17
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You're going to trust almost 500 worth of computer hardware to a 34 PSU?

Read, read and read some,

Power Supply Information and Selection - Tech Support Forum

Power Supply FAQ - Guru3D.com Forums

and a review of cheap power supplies (a bit dated but still applicable),

The Bargain Basement Power Supply Roundup Review

And as far as those OcUK power supplies go do either of these look familiar,

Powercool 650W 80plus Certified Efficiency PSU - 4x.. | Ebuyer.com

Scan.co.uk: Powercool PCPC650AUBA 650W Power Supply (PSU)

Before buying any power supply look for reviews of them (and not user reviews on the sellers site), as the power supply is the one component you do not want to cheap out on as without a good quality power supply you're quite possibly looking at an unstable computer (that and when most cheap PSU's go, they go spectacularly and usually take other components with them).

Despite being a lower wattage PSU that OCZ you picked out first is likely better than that 750W CiT one.
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10 Nov 2010   #18

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

ahh good It's actually cheaper than the one I saw - so i got slightly better RAM (Patriot G Series 4GB DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz)
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10 Nov 2010   #19

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

ahh - just saw Stormys post

- and yes those are the same PSU's haha
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10 Nov 2010   #20

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by simpod View Post
ahh - just saw Stormys post

- and yes those are the same PSU's haha
Trust me, some Value PSU's are good, but its all down to personal preference, it has served me well and will continue to do so, and user reviews are good. You can buy power cable extenders for the PSU as well. My Pc is worth a damn good bit like.
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