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December 8, 2009 4:37:04 AM

Hi this configuration was suggested to me. Can I cut corners on the power supply? ie can I buy more cheaper brand but in 550 watts range?


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a b ) Power supply
December 8, 2009 4:48:12 AM

That's about as cheap a decent power supply as you're going to find. Ever get random crashes, lockups or parts just dying? Get a decent psu.
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December 8, 2009 6:46:14 AM

It's not the power supply I don't like, so much as an HD 4670 for your graphics card.

Don't get a 4670 for a new machine. It is not a very good gaming card -- only useful if you have a really small (300W) power supply or an old machine limited to AGP cards.

If this is a machine you want to keep for a while, you should get an HD 4870 (if you want to keep it 1-2 years) or an HD 5770 (if you want to keep it longer). That power supply should be adequate for either of those cards.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 8, 2009 7:53:21 AM

Haha i know my work when i see it and IIRC that was for a recommendation to convert a dated rig to something able to game modern game for like under $350..or was it that the TS had a 1024 x 768 display So ya for up to 1280 x 1028 its good to go else u want more teeth time to hit at least a GTS 250/HD 4850 but i guess even that config is already hard on your wallet hehe Magicpants is correct: compromise on a lesser PSU for less peace of mind...not worth it IMO
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December 8, 2009 1:19:52 PM

At only $45 after rebate for the PSU listed above, that is cheap, and especially for one that listed for $85 or almost twice as much. A decent quality PSU on sale for a very low price translates into a great value.


That being said - if you are sure you will never want a strong graphics card requiring more than a 400w PSU, then you can save $10 and get this excellent PSU:

CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail - $35 AR with free shipping
Voted Best Power Supply Manufacturer by Custom PC 2008(limit 5 per customer)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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