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PSU for new rig

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by OneWingedAngel, 3 May 2006.

  1. OneWingedAngel

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Apr 2004

    Posts: 638

    Location: Swansea

    Can any one reccomend a good and preferably cheap psu for use on the following system?

    Pentium D 920
    Abit lg-81 motherboard
    2GB PQI turbo DDR-2 667 memory
    x1900xtx 512mb graphics card
    160GB Sata2 maxtor hard-drive
    nec dvd-drive

    all mounted into an aspire x-qpack. The. size of the PSU is important as not all seem to fit (especially with nec drives) I know the enermax liberty would fit but would the 500w model be strong enough or would I need to go for a higher rated model?

    Thanks
     
  2. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    A good 500w PSU like the Liberty would be easily capable of powering that system so if it fits then I'd go for that as it is one of the best.
     
  3. kayone

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Nov 2003

    Posts: 1,811

    Location: Chesterfield

    Agree'd, also ordered one of these as they're on offer this week (till thursday) making them amazing value. Mine came this morning!
     
  4. OneWingedAngel

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Apr 2004

    Posts: 638

    Location: Swansea

    Would the 500w liberty have enough in it to overclock alot? I'm hoping to get the cpu to around 4ghz.
     
  5. kayone

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Nov 2003

    Posts: 1,811

    Location: Chesterfield

    From many reviews i've read it's not struggled with an SLi rig with both oc'd CPU & GPU's. and that's just the 500W version. Many people underestimate the power of PSU's, and go for 700W + when to be fair it isn't needed.
     
    Last edited: 3 May 2006
  6. OneWingedAngel

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Apr 2004

    Posts: 638

    Location: Swansea

    that was my worry, either going oerkill and getting a 620w version for over the odds, or buying an underpowered one and having to get another one.