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August 17, 2009 10:02:32 PM

I just bought this Mobo : GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P with Core 2 Quad 9550

I have a crappy coolermaster 500 w noisy PS that I got for free a while back in my tower that this board will go in. I have 4 sata drives and an older pci express card that isn't anything special. This is my development machine. So what I want is a newer PS keeping these things in mind.

Quiet - Really important
Cheap - Under $100 on-sale or after rebate, prefer something around $50-75 but will spend if I can prove to my wife it is great deal!
Power Efficient 80% plus
Longer cables for tower
Reliable

Any recommendations would be appreciated.



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August 17, 2009 10:41:40 PM

For quiet psu's read this:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article699-page1.html

A corsair unit of some wattage would be good.

If your pci-e card is a strong one with old technology, then it might need more than what a basic 450 watt corsair can provide.

The rest of your parts are nominal and don't need much.
August 18, 2009 10:29:27 PM

Thanks everyone, I think this helped alot.
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