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Help me pick a PSU

Hi all,

Im in need of a PSU and have been out of the loop for a while...so if any of you would be so generous, could you please recommend a ATX PSU for me that is around $80 bucks 20+4 pin and is modular? I dont want to end up picking something that is not reliable and overpriced.

So far im looking at these three... i know 500w its probably over kill but ill let you guy tell me your thoughts on that...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817812004


Here is my currant setup..

Athalon 64 X2 5600 AM2
Asus M2N-E
4 gig Corsair DHX XMS2 DDR2 6400
ATI HD 3870
300GB HD
1 CD drive
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  1. This is all you need http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139003 single 33A 12v rail.

    The 550 has a 41A 12v rail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004 but is $25 more.

    That 450 is fine for your system as is. If you will upgrade to more HDDs and a more powerful GFX card sometime soon go for the 550. Corsair seems to be the best PSU for the buck right now.
  2. Ditto the Corsair CMPSU-450VX:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139003

    ... not modular, but worth every penny: $55 after MIR.


    MRFS
  3. anort3 said:
    This is all you need http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139003 single 33A 12v rail.

    The 550 has a 41A 12v rail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004 but is $25 more.

    That 450 is fine for your system as is. If you will upgrade to more HDDs and a more powerful GFX card sometime soon go for the 550. Corsair seems to be the best PSU for the buck right now.



    Thanks for the reply, Is there any other psu you could recommend...i really need a modular psu..
  4. This Corsair CMPSU-520HX is modular:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139001

    $90 after MIR.

    Their "HX" versions are the best they make,
    which is reflected in the market prices.


    MRFS
  5. Best answer
    Frys has an antec basiq 550w modular cable with up to 25 amps on 3 12v rails for only $29.99 which ends today. A super buy.
  6. o1die said:
    Frys has an antec basiq 550w modular cable with up to 25 amps on 3 12v rails for only $29.99 which ends today. A super buy.



    Thank you for that info...i think i will go with that psu.
  7. I missed the modular request :whistle: lol sorry about that.
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