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Can I a'CX' you a question?

Banshebot
  • 61 months ago

Ok so a friend put together a list for me and it all looked decent so I went ahead and bought the parts only to take a stroll through the forums after they all arrived. Apparently the PSU I've ordered is a real no go :/ ... Everything is sat waiting to be built but I thought I'd get some advice before I do. I can't afford to buy a new PSU for at least 2 months and the cost of returning the CX I have would leave me short of even being able to afford to power my rig with a new one. As bad as people are saying this PSU would it be wise to use it till I can afford a new one in 2 months or should I just put all my computer parts in the corner and cry away 60 days and 60 nights. Appreciate any feedback.

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/Th6BJx

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  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

it'll work fine until you replace it. fyi, in the UK you have no fewer than 5 variations of the seasonic M12II and S12II platform (from xfx, antec etc) selling at the same price as the cx sereis.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

In 2 months money is not an issue. I'm moving house at the minute so I decided to spend £1000 on computer parts to really make my fiancee smile. Do you recommend any PSU at around £100?

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

you don't even have to spend that much. your build, which is great aside from the psu, could run fine on a 450 watt psu. the superflower golden green 550 or xfx TS 550 gold would have been fine.

XFX XTR 650 fully modular, XFX TS 650, SeaSonic EVO fully modular

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

My plan is in the future to get water cooling, overclock and add a second 970. Thats the reason I went with 750W to future proof. I failed but I tried :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I see. in aby case, a 650 watt is fine for an overclocked i5 and 970 SLI.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice!

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