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April 19, 2013 9:49:59 PM

Is this PSU worth buying seeing that the free PSU that came with the case I just ordered is crap I would like to know if this PSU is any better and will it fit this build.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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GPU:Nvidia Geforce GTX 550ti

CPU:Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-
Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

MOBO:ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

RAM:16gb of Crosair Vengeance DDR3 4x4gb

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April 19, 2013 9:54:15 PM

NO.

The power supply is THE most important part of your computer - if you get a cheap one like that, it's much more likely to fail, and when it does fail, it could explode, set your computer on fire, or fry one or more of your other components.

Avoid the cooler master brand, and avoid 500+w power supplies that are only $40. Do you seriously think that'll be built well? :p 
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April 19, 2013 9:58:41 PM

better yes most likely, as the PSUs that come in cases usually are junk. Wattage wise it should be fine as well. I just can't confirm reliability. It also is not "80 PLUS certified" at any level if that matters to you.
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April 19, 2013 10:04:49 PM

Bosnian said:
Thanks for all the help everyone this is my first build and I don't want it to go wrong within the first week. So far I would like to go with this psu

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but if anyone has any more suggestions i'd like to hear them


That's a considerably better option, but if you can find a 500w unit of that quality within your price range, you'll be better off.
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April 19, 2013 10:17:05 PM

The CX430M is completely sufficient for your build. You can actually run 2 x GTX 550 Ti cards in Sli with 500 watts.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
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April 19, 2013 10:17:06 PM

Looks good! For $20 more you can buy the modular version, but if you're on a tight budget, zip ties are cheaper and will hide the cables decently.
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April 19, 2013 10:20:11 PM

I've never owned a modular version of a PSU and honestly with a tight budget for this build id rather use some zip ties. DarkSable and everyone else thanks a lot for your help I couldn't have even imagined knowing what parts to buy if it wasn't for people here.
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April 19, 2013 10:35:08 PM

Of course!

That's what we're here for.
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