Little PSU advice as old one exploded

zen200

Standard Member
Just looking for some info.

My Hiper Typr R 530W PSU Exploded and sparked today and is a bit dead. lol

I need a replacement PSU now and am just looking for a little help.

Spec is as follows.

ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe, AM2/AM2+, AMD Motherboard
CPU = AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ (2.8 GHz, 89W)2 / 22.8 GHz2 MB89 Watt3DNow, VT, ESS
1 x 8800gt 512mb zotac card. (may upgrade to 2 x 8800gt 512mb)
4gb ram
2 x dvd drives
3 x sata hard drives
1 x Cpu fan
3x case fans


The broken PSU had expandable sockets to add extra cables, but I was only using the following.

x 1 20 Pin and P4

x 1 PCI-e 6 Pin

x 2 SATA

x 1 Molex


This is one PSU I have seen to replace the old and wondered what you all think ?

600W OCZ ModXStream Pro Modular Power Supply - OCZ600MXSP-UK - CCL Computers

Do you think I need this big power supply or could I get a smaller and cheaper one ?

Also I would like it to be quiet all the time.

Thanks for any input from anyone.
 
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paulktreg

Active Member
You're unlikely to hit 350-400W even with a second 8800GT so a 500W unit would be more than enough.

You have to admit your system is getting a little dated so I'd probably look for something you can carry over to your next upgrade and, although I'm not a big fan of the ModXStream series, it would be a sensible choice.
 

zen200

Standard Member
Yeah I totally agree about the specs being dated.

However it is more than adequate for my needs. It also got a better score on various test again my 6 month old quad core amd laptop which cost £500 :nono:

I think you are right about being sensible about it being future proof, so I will go with you advice and look for a 500 - 600 watt PSU.

I have heard to keep with good makes like ocz and corsair.. Are they any other good value makes out there like the ones on Novatech site.. They have their own range. ?
 

Trollslayer

Distinguished Member
Quality matters with power supplies so yes, go for a good make.
Manufacturers can save money by using lower life expectancy capacitors, this is usually what goes and takes other stuff with them.
 

zen200

Standard Member
Trollslayer said:
Quality matters with power supplies so yes, go for a good make.
Manufacturers can save money by using lower life expectancy capacitors, this is usually what goes and takes other stuff with them.
So there is a chance they I could have blown other parts in the pc. That's not good. I will order psu then test for other failures.

Ocz or corsair as they both seem similar spec and good reviews.
 

simplicity96

Distinguished Member
Id pick corsair over ocz. Same as id also consider coolermaster and antec before ocz. There is a 500w modular coolermaster for 45 on scan that should fit what your looking for quite nicely.
 

EndlessWaves

Distinguished Member
So there is a chance they I could have blown other parts in the pc. That's not good. I will order psu then test for other failures.

Ocz or corsair as they both seem similar spec and good reviews.
It's unlikely you'll have blown parts using a good PSU, it's mostly the ones that claim to offer 500W for £10 you have to worry about.
 

zen200

Standard Member
so after a bit of searching and reading this is what i have come up with.... any thoughts or other similar priced PSU's that you would recommend ????

Antec 620W High Current Gamer PSU - 80plus Bronze.. | Ebuyer.com

or

http://www.ebuyer.com/200491-coolermaster-gx-650w-psu-rs650-acaae3-uk

or

Coolermaster Silent Pro 500W Modular PSU | Ebuyer.com

or

http://www.ebuyer.com/245675-antec-450w-psu-120mm-fan-vp450-4x-sata-1x-pci-e-0761345-06451-4

or

http://www.shop.bt.com/products/ocz...le&utm_medium=product+search&utm_content=RR00

I am thinking of adding a second 8800gt or at least maybe getting a 560ti at some future point.

Would need the following cabling at least.

x 1 20 Pin and P4

x 1 4 pin CPU for amd motherboard/amd athlon 64 x2

x 2 PCI-e 6 Pin

x 2 SATA

x 2 Molex


Thanks for any input again.
 
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delta_42

Novice Member

misae

Member
The corsair cx range is budget range and quite rubbish. I would stay away from that particular model.

My own brand of choice is seasonic, check anandtech for reviews.
 

EndlessWaves

Distinguished Member
The corsair cx range is budget range and quite rubbish. I would stay away from that particular model.

My own brand of choice is seasonic, check anandtech for reviews.
The Anandtech site you recommend disagrees with you on the CX430, not to mention the specialised power supply site Johnnyguru.

A Seasonic or high end Corsair are nice power supplies, but they're simply a waste of money for most people.
 

zen200

Standard Member
Thanks for all the input.

I have ordered the psu mentioned in my first thread as I got it for £53.

Funny how that was just an idea, but after researching further and the advice it seemed the way to go.

Thanks
 

misae

Member
"CWT and it's a cheaper design. The relatively low-end capacitors are acceptable for a PSU in this range. Under load the power supply is clearly audible, reaching up to 27 dBA."

For about £10 more you get a PSU without those issues. For me ... Wouldn't touch it with a barge pole but if it suits then go for it.
 

EndlessWaves

Distinguished Member
For about £10 more you get a PSU without those issues. For me ... Wouldn't touch it with a barge pole but if it suits then go for it.
Can you link to such a power supply? I didn't think you could get a ~430W Seasonic for £46.
 

misae

Member
No offence but the OP has made his decision.

Just for you though: My own brand of choice may be a seasonic PSU but I never mentioned they were +10 over that cheaply made cx PSU (Anandtech agrees with me.) In my current system I have a BEQUIET 500W and paid £45 for it.

All depends on budget and expectations, you invariably have to pay a bit more for quality.
 

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