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Hardware Thread, Recommend a graphics card in Technical; Originally Posted by nephilim The card alone draws 600w. I want something that would handle it and can have some ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    The card alone draws 600w. I want something that would handle it and can have some spare.
    GPU manufacturers always massively overstate power requirements. A system with that specific EVGA card, running Battlefield 4, draws 378W. Even running FurMark, a program AMD have described as "a power virus", the system as a whole tops out at 393W. Even running FurMark and overclocked, it tops out at 408W. A 550W/600W PSU would be fine, I should think.

    EDIT: beaten to it by Arthur as I did silly things like "dealt with work responsibilities"

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    Well it will be nice to have the option to expand later in any case without getting a new PSU

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Managed to find an OC one on Amazon for £244, and a 850W PSU on Amazon as well for £80. That plus the SSD you found (wahey) keeps me well in budget to get a Zalman gaming mouse (will replace my old one that broke, I loved it!) and an SSD holder
    Call me paranoid, but there's a lot of crap PSUs out there: what power supply is it?

    And also: how recent is your case? It may well have SSD mounting available already.

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    JonnyGuru likes it, so you're good to go. As far as PSU reviews go, his word is holy.

    Summary
    Great +12V regulation, great ripple suppression, low price and decent looks all come together to make this a great unit. Sure, the marketing on the box insults the intelligence of even the lowest common denominator and the box itself fails to completely protect the PSU within, and the unit isn't modular, but all and all it is a great unit for the money and certainly worth a recommendation.

    The Good:
    • Very stable +12V rail
    • Very good ripple suppression
    • 80 Plus Bronze efficiency confirmed
    • Great price

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    Yeh I go by his reviews for PSUs as well

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    Righty, here is my complete list for everything coming in at £440 (well pennies under) inc Prime Delivery

    SSD Hard Drive Holder £5.53
    Samsung SSD 250GB £104.90
    Asus GTX 770 Nvidia GeForce £242.90
    Zalman ZM-M300 Optical Gaming Mouse £6.34 - Replaces my old one like for like
    XFX P1-850S-NLB9 PRO850W £79.99

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    Good lord that mouse is ugly

    Should keep you going for a good long time that lot, though. More or less a new build, at least, it'll feel like it

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    might be an ugly mouse but its what I am used too. Should mean less deaths on BF4 as well because I can rebind my knife and grenade keys!

    Also considering current hardware, will be a nice boost to my machine and what I have been waiting for. Will easily last around 5 years (well I hope) before a new upgrade is wanted (or needed)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Good lord that mouse is ugly

    Should keep you going for a good long time that lot, though. More or less a new build, at least, it'll feel like it
    You think that's an ugly mouse, you should see mine! Cyborg R.A.T 5

    As for the gear Neph, that should keep you running for a while. I get my new card on Friday, can't wait

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    OK that is an awful mouse! haha. What card are you getting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    OK that is an awful mouse! haha. What card are you getting?
    Looks awful, feels amazing. I've had it 3 years now, still going strong. Even got the keyboard to match! :P

    GTX 780

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    Nice Would have gotten that if I didn't get the PSU and the SSD.

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    Decided to get a Corsair 750w PSU instead. Want a modular one instead! Plus it will save me about £12

    *edit*

    Order has been placed, everything but the PSU should arrive tomorrow, the PSU will arrive on Friday or Monday
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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Decided to get a Corsair 750w PSU instead. Want a modular one instead! Plus it will save me about £12

    *edit*

    Order has been placed, everything but the PSU should arrive tomorrow, the PSU will arrive on Friday or Monday
    Can't speak for your PSU specifically, but I really rate the Corsair PSUs I have used, they seem to have found a good balance between price and performance



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