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Windows 7: Recommended PSU - Please Help

08 Nov 2010   #1
Ko0bf4c3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / Win XP Pro x64
 
 
Recommended PSU - Please Help

Hey guys. (Im not sure if i posted in the right place)

I had a 750w Winpower PSU in my pc for about 3 years. Then the other night my machine went off then let our a huge bang/spark and i got a smell of burning from my PSU. After looking online about winpower PSU's they are not recommended by most people. I'm looking for a new PSU but im not sure what i should get. Just wondering if anyone on here could help me find a decent PSU. I only have a 50 budget but theres so many to choose from.

My specs are below.

Thanks guys any help would be much appreciated


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08 Nov 2010   #2
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7

I'm not sure where you are?
Pricing you say 50 Pounds but location is showing you are in the Western Hemisphere.

As far as brand Corsair and OCZ are good. The one I posted above is on sale there. There are many others.
I'm using a Cooler Master. They are pricey. I got it with a combo so it was about half price or I was set to get a Corsair.
Newegg is a good place to check out what is available and pricing even if you have to order from somewhere else because of location.

This will work with your set up as far as wattage.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

Hope that helps .
Mike
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08 Nov 2010   #3
Ko0bf4c3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / Win XP Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7

I'm not sure where you are?
Pricing you say 50 Pounds but location is showing you are in the Western Hemisphere.

As far as brand Corsair and OCZ are good. The one I posted above is on sale there. There are many others.
I'm using a Cooler Master. They are pricey. I got it with a combo so it was about half price or I was set to get a Corsair.
Newegg is a good place to check out what is available and pricing even if you have to order from somewhere else because of location.

This will work with your set up as far as wattage.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Hope that helps .
Mike
Thanks for the reply Mike mate. The best one i could find was a 600w for 50 in the uk. It seems most decent branded ones are 70+ for 700w+, Wit the amount of fans plus the wc kit in my case i presume they would use a fair bit of power? Plus im somewhat confused on this amps malarky with the graphics cards lol. They have a powecool 750w PSU for pretty cheap but i dont fancy taking the risk of what happened the other night happening again with a cheap power supply. It was quite alarming.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silent-Gamin...223741&sr=8-44

I also just found this one. Not sure of the brand though. Never heard of them before.

Cheers
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08 Nov 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

At least your find is 80+ rated. But I would not buy anything from Amazon. My preferred PSU make is Antec. But I do not know about prices in the UK. In Germany it is about €110 for a 650W - and that is a lot compared to the Newegg price at $100.

ALTERNATE - HARDWARE - Stromversorgung - Netzteile - ab 500 Watt - Antec TruePower New Series TP-650

Newegg.com - Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
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08 Nov 2010   #5
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ko0bf4c3 View Post
Thanks for the reply Mike mate. The best one i could find was a 600w for 50 in the uk. It seems most decent branded ones are 70+ for 700w+, Wit the amount of fans plus the wc kit in my case i presume they would use a fair bit of power? Plus im somewhat confused on this amps malarky with the graphics cards lol. They have a powecool 750w PSU for pretty cheap but i dont fancy taking the risk of what happened the other night happening again with a cheap power supply. It was quite alarming.

Evo Labs 650W ATX Silent Gaming Extreme Modular PC: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

I also just found this one. Not sure of the brand though. Never heard of them before.


Cheers
Never heard of it.

I posted for some help and advice from fellow UK denizens with suggestions where and what to buy.
Hopefully we will get some input.

So hang in there.

Mike
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08 Nov 2010   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Never heard of it.
You're not the only one,

Ever heard of Evo Labs PSUs? - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

Looks like it could be another of those off-name PSU's I see on most sites in the UK. We have our fair share of them on this side of the pond, but it seems that some of the e-tailers/retailers in the UK take it to extremes.

A bit of light reading on what to look for in a PSU,

Power Supply Information and Selection - Tech Support Forum

and why to avoid the cheap no-name stuff,

The Bargain Basement Power Supply Roundup Review
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08 Nov 2010   #7
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

For UK prices have a look at Ebay

Only go for those that are UK based stores, offer a buy it now option for new equipment, and have a high user rating,

You may well find that you can approach US prices for the branded items you are looking for
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08 Nov 2010   #8
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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08 Nov 2010   #9
thomas242

windows 7
 
 

First thing I do if I was you is use a program to determine the wattage of the psu that is recommends for you computer. If it recommends a 700w psu get a 750 or 800 I personal never get the a psu that will just cover what I have in my PC. I all ways give my self some room to expand. I just built a new pc and put one gtx470 in it at this time but, I bought a psu that will allow me to have two gtx470 in it running in sli. So when I do plan to upgrade my video card I will not have to buy another PSU
I also go for a modular psu that way you can have a very clean looking cabling in your PC to help with air flow
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08 Nov 2010   #10
Ko0bf4c3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / Win XP Pro x64
 
 

Thanks for the replys guys much appreciated. After looking some more i have found a couple that im intrested in.

Thermaltake TR2 RX 550W Modular PSU | Ebuyer.com - I like the modular PSU's but i'm on a tight budget, this is the cheapest branded one i've seen.

OCZ Stealth Xstream II 600W PSU - 3x SATA 2x PCI-E | Ebuyer.com - Higher watts and mentioned it has the power of a 700w PSU.

Corsair Builder Series 600 Watt Atx Ps/2 Power Supply | Ebuyer.com - I like this one but unsure about the single 12v rail.

My only worry is that i have 3 HDD's inside the machine now 2x SATA & 1x IDE, plus 7x 120mm TT case fans along with the TT bigwater. Will these PSU's cope with this plus the mobo, cpu & gpu?


Decisions decisions lol.
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