Originally Posted by name='pazman4'
Thanks for the advice
. I dont think i want to go beyond £100 as a budget so I would be willing to go for a lower power. say 650-750W. I would love to go higher but dont realy want to comprimise on quality so willing to go for this.
Would you advise against the OCZ PSU then as that was my initial one to go for and it seems a great power and reputable company for the price?
Thanks in advance
Edit: Just noticed a review of that very OCZ PSU on oc3d. It got a best in class so must be excelent and im now very tempted at this price . That was more than 3 years ago though. Does this matter?
The GameXStream's are reasonable PSU's, but there's definitely better ones out there now. Since that review 3 years ago we've made a lot of improvements to our PSU testing and I'd say that it would probably get a 'Recommended' award at best now with everything considered.
You could of course do a lot worse than a GameXstream, but if you can stretch to the cost of a HX750 then get one of those, otherwise the HX650 is a worthy alternative. You could also consider the new Be-Quiet P8 series which I think starts at 650w. I'm testing the 1000w version at the moment, and although its not perfect it's still going to get a fairly high recommendation.