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Bearded1

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Hi all. Just a quick question. Which of these PSU's would ppl recommend? I have an i5 4690k, Asus Z97-P motherboard, Crucial BX100 250GB, 8GB Cruciual ballistix sport DDR3, Radeon 4850 1GB, 2 boxes of spinning rust and a handful of slow fans. (all between 800-1800 rpm.)
Maximum power usage i've seen using a wattmeter at wall plug was 190w with CPU at 4.2Ghz all cores 100% on IBT and running GRID2 to load gfx card so really don't need anything over the 300-350w mark.

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprod ... =CA-020-SS Seasonic G series 360w gold. £45 inc VAT

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprod ... =CA-001-SF Superflower Golden Green 350w gold. £53 inc VAT

Or should i just go for a basic Bronze rated unit?
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprod ... ubcat=2462 Seasonic S12II 350w £32 inc VAT

Cheers. :D
 

Arcanedeath

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Any of those would be fine, but I'd suggest a slightly bigger unit in the 400 watt range. Seasonic and super flower are both solid brands.
 

Seba

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Since you buy a new power supply, I'll suggest to buy a 550W one (like Seasonic S12G-550), or even a 650W one (depending on price difference and various sales), so you can upgrade to any single graphics card, without needing to replace the power supply again.
 

Bearded1

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I just can't bring myself to buy one that'd only be running at 10-15% load for most of it's life just in case i decide to buy a high end card.
Decided to go for the Seasonic S12II 350w bronze. The marginal increase in efficiency just isn't worth the extra £13-£21 the gold units cost.
Thanks all. :)