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Recommend wattage PSU for this rig!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by highfive, 21 Oct 2009.

  1. highfive


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    It's not really wattage, it's quality. As well as amps, rails and noise but the bottom line is this:


    Also, the 9800 isn't really that good of a card... how much are you looking to spend there?
  3. 95thrifles

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    550W will adequately cover any single gfx card set up, 650/750 for dual card set ups, but as above quality is just as important
  4. highfive


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    well £50-80 region, tbh i only play cs:s so i don't need an expensive card yet.

    any suggestions lads?
  5. valdai


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    Corsair 450W would probably cover you, unless you wanted the option of a much more powerful GPU in future in which case go for the 550W
  6. Lemin


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    Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express) - Retail [11132-11-20R]
    £79.99 inc VAT

    or if you can stretch it get,

    XFX ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card [HD-487A-YWFC ]
    £92.99 inc VAT


    Great PSU, very cheap, hurry only left 5 in stock,

    Be Quiet! Straight Power 650W ATX2.2 SLi Compliant Power Supply [BN088]
    £66.99 inc VAT
  7. Shawreyboy

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  8. Sindri


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    Get a 500watt OCZ stealthXstream, it will power your system no probs and is prett cheap at under £50
  9. McstylisT

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    Look at the Be quiet range. They do a standard 650w , Quad rail quality PSU for around £68 i think. Sorry cant link as OCUK down my end.

  10. highfive


    Joined: 6 Aug 2009

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    cheers guys, dont really understand wattage and types of psus but i guess its mainly to cover the hardware in the pc so i'll take your ideas onboard.