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PSU for this setup - Cheap and modular

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Frederik S, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Frederik S Staff

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    Hi Guys,
    I want a good modular PSU for my new build which will consist of the following parts:

    Intel i5-2500K
    ASUS P8P67-M
    GSkill RipJaw 8 GB kit
    POV GTX460
    Random 1.5 TB driver
    80 GB SSD
    Lian-Li A04 case mATX

    I want a modular PSU since the case is rather small. I think it has to be around 500-600 W.

    Been looking at the Corsair HX-series and while they look good they are expensive. Any alternatives that are almost as good but cost a bit less. My budget is around $120 / €90 ish.

    I hope you guys know the PSU I am looking for I am a bit lost :p

    Thanks for looking.

    Cheers,
    Fred
     
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    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    When you say cheap, what is your budget?
     
  3. Frederik S Staff

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    Added budget, it is a little hard to judge since most of the stuff is more expensive in the EU but ballpark $100-120.
     
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    Thermaltake TR or Silverstone Strider series come to mind. I can't say much about the Striders tho, I do have one but its not modular, and it was bought as a backup PSU in case onother one fails. So far I needed it once for a few days. It did a good job however, despite the system drawing almost all of the power the PSU stated to deliver. 400W I guess.

    Now Thermaltake; I have a Toughpower and a TR, both modular, both fantastic PSUs for their price, and despite being from Thermaltake.
     
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    I dropped getting a modular since they are really expensive. I am getting a Corsair CX600 instead which should be good for the setup without costing a lot of money.

    Thanks for the help guys!
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    For €90 you totally get a decent modular PSU. Here you have the Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 600W, and here's the Corsair HX 650W, fully modular and bronze.

    The CX600 will serve you well though, and you have room for more stuff. :)

    EDIT: Wait I just remembered the DKK is slightly higher than SEK. But still should be around the €90 mark.
     
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    OCZ MOD XTREAM - Pro 700 watt i just picked up for an AMD x6 only cost $107.00 AUD... witch is like $106.59 USD atm.
     
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    OCZ modxtreme 600 is an amazing lil unit
     
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    The HX series 650 watts is 848 DKK which is around €120 the CM Silent pro is €110 :/
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Wait it the DKK that expensive now? Or has the euro dropped or something? Ouch. :ohwell:

    Then the CX600 would seem like an excellent choice.
     

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