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Old April 14, 2013, 06:16 AM
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Default Power supply for a Zoostorm?


I am going to buy this:
Zoostorm 7877-1027 Value Desktop PC (Intel Core i5-3330 3.0GHz Processor, 1TB HDD, 8GB DDR3, Intel HD Graphics, DVD-RW, No Operating System): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

But I want to get a different Psu..... Im not good at this but will this do the job?:
Corsair Builder Series CX 500 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

I dont know how many Watts I need for it? Please help. Thanks :D
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Old April 14, 2013, 06:45 AM
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That power supply will be fine. If you are not planning on putting a graphics card in (just using the integrated) then a quality 300 watt power supply is all you will need.
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Old May 25, 2013, 12:39 AM
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Intel Core i5-3330, NZXT Source 210 (White) - System Build - PCPartPicker United Kingdom < similar rig here

This is barely even going to pull 150 watts at full load. You won't need a 500 watt psu to power this. If you want a new psu, i'd suggest this:

XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (P1-450S-XXB9) - PCPartPicker United Kingdom

This is the cheapest that i've found in UK. It's also a bronze rated seasonic oem so it's better quality than the corsair. Should be more than capable of running your rig, even with another graphics card added.
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Old May 26, 2013, 08:40 AM
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Yea. Without any modifications a 250w psu would be fine... If you plan on adding a graphics card later, I'd get at least 400w. If you plan on overclocking on top of that, I'd look for something closer to 500w.

Oh and psu brand is very important. I'd take a 500watt Seasonic over a 900watt generic any day.
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