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July 2, 2014 8:19:43 AM

My current build is an AMD FX-4150, GIGABYTE 78LMT-USB3 motherboard, an ASUS HD 7770, 8 gigs of Patriot Viper Extreme RAM, and it's powered by a CX430W from Corsair.
I would like to upgrade my GPU to an EVGA GTX 770 ASAP, and potentially have an FX-8350 later down the line. My current power supply would (obviously) be unable to handle this. I've been looking at an HX750, but I was wondering if there was any inexpensive power supply that could carry over through many different upgrades. I don't much care about looks or modular cables, but if we can go modular, it'd be nice. My budget is around $110 USD, but I can go marginally (~$10-15) above that should it be required.
Thanks, and happy building.

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July 2, 2014 8:26:09 AM

Best deal on the Market at the 850w level. :D 

850W FOR FUTURE PROOF MADE Seasonic at a great price.

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Power Supply: XFX 850W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $69.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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July 2, 2014 8:26:58 AM

Do you have a watt preference? I would recomend the Cosair GS600. I love Cosair PSUs and will probably use them in all my builds. Also it is only $90 on NewEgg.
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July 2, 2014 8:42:26 AM

Thanks, everyone! I'm looking at the XFX from Blackbird, and it seems it only achieves the $90 price tag with a rebate. If we could avoid those, it'd be nice, but it's within budget without the rebate. The SeaSonic from Jessterman21 looks quite nice, but I like the wattage of the XFX. They also reccomended the HX620, which looks nice, but might not be the best watt-to-price piece of equipment. Ksham, thanks for the reccomendation and nice profile pic, but 1K watts is reaching too high budget-wise. Thanks again everyone.
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July 2, 2014 8:45:29 AM

Instant savings code gets you under the budget.
Savings Code 63239-1264. SAVE $19.26 off our regular price of $109.25 if you buy today! Special price ends 07/02/2014.


That puts this at $90.00 even without the rebate.


That code is an instant rebate the other mail in rebate brings it to $69.00
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July 2, 2014 8:49:27 AM

Silibant said:
Ksham, thanks for the reccomendation and nice profile pic, but 1K watts is reaching too high budget-wise. Thanks again everyone.

You asked for an upgrade-proof power supply. I don't know if you meant for a single card or for multiple cards. For some dual configurations, you do need 1000W.
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July 2, 2014 9:10:21 AM

ksham said:
Silibant said:
Ksham, thanks for the reccomendation and nice profile pic, but 1K watts is reaching too high budget-wise. Thanks again everyone.

You asked for an upgrade-proof power supply. I don't know if you meant for a single card or for multiple cards. For some dual configurations, you do need 1000W.


Thanks for letting me know. I was unaware of this; thought max necessary would be ~850W. Sorry I didn't mention this earlier: I doubt I'll be going with SLI anytime soon, and if I can afford SLI then I will have more than a hundred bucks to spend on a PSU, so don't trouble yourselves with any 4-digit power supplies unless they're an absolute steal.
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July 2, 2014 9:12:16 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Instant savings code gets you under the budget.
Savings Code 63239-1264. SAVE $19.26 off our regular price of $109.25 if you buy today! Special price ends 07/02/2014.


That puts this at $90.00 even without the rebate.


That code is an instant rebate the other mail in rebate brings it to $69.00


Whoops. That'll probably be the one I will go with then, as it's pretty sweet. Thanks for helping out on my other PSU questions,by the way.
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July 2, 2014 9:14:18 AM

Glad to help!!!!!!!!!
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July 2, 2014 9:55:49 AM

Going with the XFX, as JonnyGuru recommends it and the consumer reviews are also quite favorable. Is NCIX a reliable retailer? I've only used Amazon, TigerDirect, and Newegg.
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July 2, 2014 9:59:18 AM

Yes. They know their hardware a lot better than Amazon, TigerDirect, and Newegg. Customer support for Amazon, TigerDirect, and Newegg rarely knows what they are talking about in terms of computer components and debugging.
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July 2, 2014 10:10:34 AM

Yes , I just ordered some fans from NCIX , and I bought my Swiftech cooler from them , very reliable.
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July 2, 2014 10:34:24 AM

ksham said:
Amazon, TigerDirect, and Newegg rarely knows what they are talking about in terms of computer components and debugging.

So true. I've had TD tell me my GPU drivers failed because my GPU "wasn't plugged in".
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July 2, 2014 10:35:15 AM

Tigerdirect , I don't use.
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July 2, 2014 1:26:03 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Tigerdirect , I don't use.


May I ask why?
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