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What's the best PSU for the money for an E8400?

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July 5, 2008 11:47:51 AM

I'm trying to figure out the best PSU for an E8400, running a GT 9600 - I'm not interested in OCing, just want a solid PSU to support the E8400, any suggestions of brands/ models?

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July 5, 2008 12:33:41 PM

The corsair range are fantastic, the 520W should be more than enough for you!
July 5, 2008 12:35:48 PM

Antec Earthwatts 430W is a Quiet, Quality PSU made by Seasonic. It has 30 amps 12v.... plenty for running a 9600GT/e8400 even if you load it with drives and overclock.

Super good value in the USA, not sure on pricing/availability in Melbourne. Here it is for reference: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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July 5, 2008 1:28:50 PM

Antec got a nice offer in it's Sonata III 500 where you get a nice silent case and a quality 80+ 500w powersupply for just $124.95 on Newegg(possibly cheaper at other places if you look around, however as a Dane I don't know of many US shops)
July 5, 2008 2:39:39 PM

thanks everyone, yeah corsair are solid, they're also double the c ost of antec 430's, not sure which to get really, don;t want to sabotage the $ I'm spending on performance via cpu/ vid card because I was too cheap to get a decent psu - no idea how all this stuff works/ integrates, basically im after cheapest non-substandard brand that'll support the e8400/gt 9600 easily - and perferably quiet too
July 6, 2008 3:10:51 AM

The Antec Earthwatts are quality units made by Seasonic just like Corsairs 520 and 620 watt models. Seasonic is a very respectable name in power supplies. You won't give up any performance going with an earthwatts. All you give up is having a fancy looking power supply with modular cabling. edit: and again, they are pretty quiet too.

Here's a review of the 500W: http://www.sysopt.com/features/cases/article.php/12024_...
July 6, 2008 10:08:49 AM

Get the Corsair VX450. Its the same PSU as the Antec Earthwatts 500 but has better capacitors. Though if you buy the Sonota III case that deal is hard to beat.


There are basically three sites for PSU reviews:

1. Hard OCP or H Enthusiast: http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/

2. Hardware Scerets: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/

3. JonnyGuru: http://www.jonnyguru.com/index.php

All three sites have tested both PSU and Buy.com usually has the best deals on Corsairs with a rebate. I purchased my VX550 for $58 and could have bought the VX450
for $50 at the time. Late January 2008.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/540
July 6, 2008 10:17:17 AM

Get the Corsair VX450. Its the same PSU as the Antec Earthwatts 500 but has better capacitors. Though if you buy the Sonota III case that deal is hard to beat.


There are basically three sites for PSU reviews:

1. Hard OCP or H Enthusiast: http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/

2. Hardware Scerets: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/

3. JonnyGuru: http://www.jonnyguru.com/index.php

All three sites have tested both PSU and Buy.com usually has the best deals on Corsairs with a rebate. I purchased my VX550 for $58 and could have bought the VX450
for $50 at the time. Late January 2008.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/540

Right now its $56 with rebate. http://tools.corsairmemory.com/retailer/psu_finder_defa...


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