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Best PSU under £50 for these 2 builds

MattN7UK
  • 30 months ago

Hi there,

I'm putting together 2 systems.

1st system is a low power, none overclocked 200W home PC which will be used for surfing the web, emailing & storing music.

2nd system is a mid-range gaming PC with a i5-4670k (which I'd like to overclock to at least 4.5ghz) I'll be running 8gb DDR3 RAM & 140W GTX 660, Total wattage will be 350-400w.

I'm looking for both PSUs to come in at £100.

Thanks!

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd honestly just go two Corsair CX450Ms.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £47.93 @ Box Limited
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £47.93 @ Box Limited
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £95.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-25 13:23 BST+0100
  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I did have them both in mind, you're now the second person to recommend them, what makes this particular model so appealing?

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

It's reliable, puts out quality power, has good modularity and quiet temps. When you buy a power supply unit, you want to make sure you're buying one that will serve you well without hiccups. The CX450M may not be the highest end, but it's incredible for the budget.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sold on this PSU, so many people have recommended them.

Do you think it will handle a 4.5ghz oc on a 4670k + 140w gtx 660. (I'm using this system as my crash test dummy for first time venturing into custom watercooling)

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes. That build will consume ~240w at a gaming load or less. 450w is easily enough with headroom.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

with a i5-4670k (which I'd like to overclock to at least 4.5ghz) I'll be running 8gb DDR3 RAM & 140W GTX 660, Total wattage will be 350-400w.

Total wattage of all that will be under 250W at load.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Brilliant, I've got room to manoeuvre in, thanks for the heads up

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

When I say "all of that", I mean the entire PC with the necessary parts. That means a whole build with that i5, that GTX, a motherboard, RAM, a cooler and a HDD/SSD will consume less than 250W under load.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.anandtech.com/show/6276/nvidia-geforce-gtx-660-review-gk106-rounds-out-the-kepler-family/16

You are actaully looking at around ~250W or les and this is with a more power hungry CPU.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

No becasue it would be literally right at the very limit of what the PSU can do. I never suggested a 250W PSU, I said it would use around 250W.

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