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July 28, 2009 2:05:24 AM

Well I started a thread earlier about my PSU making noise...I bought it used a while ago so I can't RMA it, so I guess I'm in the market for a new PSU. I read reviews of my PSU and apparently its crap, even though its from coolermaster.

Can someone recommend a cheap one? My brother helped me build my system and I don't really know what I'm doing.

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Extreme CPU X9650 @ 3.00GHz (4 CPUs)
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Hard Drive: 640 GB + 1000GB
Video Card: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4870 1 G
Motherboard: ECS Black Series P45T-A LGA 775 Intel P45

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July 28, 2009 2:18:12 AM

You learned the hard way about cheap power supplies. I recommend the following brands: ocz, antec, seasonic, enermax, corsair, or pc power and cooling. For your 4870, a 550-750w in one of my recommended brands should work fine. Check newegg for rebates. Corsair and pc power and cooling have the highest 12v rails which are critical when gaming.
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a b ) Power supply
July 28, 2009 5:14:07 AM

^ 850W PSU is not required for his configuration...though the 620HX is a good option...
The Corsair 520HX can also run his PC well without no issues...But these options maybe costly...

If you want cheap and yet good quality ones, then here are few...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 28, 2009 5:42:50 AM

Corsair VX550.
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July 28, 2009 3:58:25 PM

I am powering a very similar system with an Antec 550 watt TP3. Having said that, a Corsair VX550 is a very nice PSU.
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