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Bestec OEM Power Supply ... Good for Core 2 Duo and Radeon HD 5450?

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May 27, 2014 6:07:09 PM

Hi,

I pulled out a Bestec ATX-300-12E out of an old AMD XP build from about 2004. It's 300W. I used it for awhile in my previous computer and had no problems, but I want to make sure that it is a least somewhat reputable and won't burn up my system.

Is this a good power supply to power my new mini-itx build?

Core 2 Duo processor 65W (not sure model)
Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 (50W or so)
Intel Mini-ITX Motherboard
500GB Hard drive

I know it is an old power supply, and it's not the best, but should I buy a new PSU or will I be okay on this one? This is just going to be used for trying out Linux distros, with a lot of file copying and stuff, but very little gaming.

Thank you in advance!

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a c 345 ) Power supply
May 27, 2014 6:23:37 PM

I would highly suggest a new PSU. Kinda surprised it has lasted this long.
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May 27, 2014 6:25:46 PM

bignastyid said:
I would highly suggest a new PSU. Kinda surprised it has lasted this long.


What's the cheapest and most reliable power supply available? Is it a good idea to buy used?

I saw a used Seasonic power supply on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Seasonic-350W-Switching-Power-S...

Is that a good idea? I know Seasonic is a good name.

Thank you so much!
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a c 345 ) Power supply
May 27, 2014 6:51:47 PM

I don't think that is an actual Seasonic PSU or it's a very old model. The specs don't look right for a Seasonic PSU(only 170w on the 12v rail) and I can't find it on any Seasonic PSU lists. It could be a knockoff or very old unit that didn't make the lists. Either way i wouldn't suggest it. Whats the make and model of the motherboard and case and I can suggest a psu.
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May 27, 2014 6:57:50 PM

bignastyid said:
I don't think that is an actual Seasonic PSU or it's a very old model. The specs don't look right for a Seasonic PSU(only 170w on the 12v rail) and I can't find it on any Seasonic PSU lists. It could be a knockoff or very old unit that didn't make the lists. Either way i wouldn't suggest it. Whats the make and model of the motherboard and case and I can suggest a psu.


I just bought this: Intel DQ45EK (http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/des...)

This looks pretty good: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Although I would prefer a modular PSU. I want to fit it in this case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thank you so much!
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May 27, 2014 7:30:47 PM

bignastyid said:
That rosewill PSU is far from good.
Here's the cheapest I would suggest using.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-bp350
For a semi modular psu that price will easily double for a full modular it will triple.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-bp550pl...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120pg065...


Awesome. Thank you for your help. I have an Antel Basiq VP-450 and it is good, so I like the name. The Rosewill is $10 less though... and it is rated better overall. Why don't you like it?

(besides that it's hideous)
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a c 345 ) Power supply
May 27, 2014 7:58:03 PM

Zircoben said:
bignastyid said:
That rosewill PSU is far from good.
Here's the cheapest I would suggest using.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-bp350
For a semi modular psu that price will easily double for a full modular it will triple.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-bp550pl...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120pg065...


Awesome. Thank you for your help. I have an Antel Basiq VP-450 and it is good, so I like the name. The Rosewill is $10 less though... and it is rated better overall. Why don't you like it?

(besides that it's hideous)


I don't go by newegg ratings. Those aren't very accurate. I go by experience, specs, and professional reviews where the PSU was stress tested. The only Rosewill psu's I would suggest are the Capstone and Tachyon series units.
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May 27, 2014 8:17:04 PM

bignastyid said:
Zircoben said:
bignastyid said:
That rosewill PSU is far from good.
Here's the cheapest I would suggest using.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-bp350
For a semi modular psu that price will easily double for a full modular it will triple.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-bp550pl...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120pg065...


Awesome. Thank you for your help. I have an Antel Basiq VP-450 and it is good, so I like the name. The Rosewill is $10 less though... and it is rated better overall. Why don't you like it?

(besides that it's hideous)


I don't go by newegg ratings. Those aren't very accurate. I go by experience, specs, and professional reviews where the PSU was stress tested. The only Rosewill psu's I would suggest are the Capstone and Tachyon series units.


Sorry to keep prying, but do you have good experiences with the Antec Basiq series and bad experiences with these Rosewill PSUs?
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May 27, 2014 8:37:24 PM

bignastyid said:
Zircoben said:
bignastyid said:
That rosewill PSU is far from good.
Here's the cheapest I would suggest using.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-bp350
For a semi modular psu that price will easily double for a full modular it will triple.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-bp550pl...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120pg065...


Awesome. Thank you for your help. I have an Antel Basiq VP-450 and it is good, so I like the name. The Rosewill is $10 less though... and it is rated better overall. Why don't you like it?

(besides that it's hideous)


I don't go by newegg ratings. Those aren't very accurate. I go by experience, specs, and professional reviews where the PSU was stress tested. The only Rosewill psu's I would suggest are the Capstone and Tachyon series units.


What's your opinion of this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It looks really nice. Only $25 after rebate. Modular too!
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