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Old 05-22-2009, 05:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Can you suggest a psu > less than £25? a good one.
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i looked for some psu's around £25 and i narrowed it down to the cheapest best two that i thought had the best reviews and overall quality for that money. they are both around 40$ which is right around £25.

also, as for your current setup you'd be using 2 sata connections and idk if you plan on adding any more sata hardware i.e. hdd's

this one is 450W, but has 2 sata connections, 1 pcie. bonus: all the wires are wrapped in mesh for cleaner look and less mess.

Newegg.com - Rosewill Stallion Series RD450-2-DB 450W ATX V2.2 Power Supply - Power Supplies

this one is 500W, has 4 sata connections, 1 pcie

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-500-PCAR-A3 500W ATX12V V2.3 Power Supply - Power Supplies

again, these are just suggestions. cheers
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do you think its worth getting Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz 1333FSB Socket 775 L2 4MB cache OEM Processor - Ebuyer and overclocking it to 3ghz with a after market cooler?
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No. The Q8200 is terrible - aparently not enough cache, not OCable enough and doesn't support intels virtualisation technology. As for good PSUs < £25 I don't think there are any TBH. Decent PSUs that will power your machine start at about £30. As a rough guide
Antec basiq 350W - £28.40 -ebuyer
Silverstone ST35F 350W - £32.14 - scan
OCZ stealthXstream 400W - £34.99 - ebuyer
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