Best Budget Power Supply

I need a power supply for less than $45. It needs to have SATA connectors and have at least a 6-pin PCI-e power connector.

Nothing with LEDs please.
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  1. Best deal right now is probably the Corsair 400cx at $52 - $15 MIR.

    The Antec Earthwatts Green EA-380d/430d PSUs are also good options and are frequently on sale for $40-$45 but just not at the moment.
  2. Hi there
    I have a few in mind for you, I am not sure what you looking for in price range but I would do my best and give you my researches on PSU
    All PSU are 80 Plus Certified and Up

    OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500 $64.99 and with a $25.00 Mail in rebate

    OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600 $74.99 and with a $25.00 Mail in rebate

    Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W 89.99 and with a $20.00 Mail In rebate

    CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W $79.99 with a $10.00 Mail in rebate

    I hope that these would do you well
    Good luck in your search
  3. What is your computers primary use?
    Good luck!
  4. What's the computer's purpose and component setup?

    If you are on a tight budget, I would choose a reliable brand but maybe less powerful for the price, because at a low price point, it's hard to justify something will last a long time.

    Personally, I would recommend Corsair...
  5. I just think that skimping on the PSU is never a good move. If you are trying to save, I dont think it's a good idea to take it out of the PSU. GL!
  6. +1 to WillMalcom remarks
  7. unfortunately i would not recommend ocz psus. u are endagering ur comp...LOL ct1615.
    +1 keiki646 [...] 6817139004
  8. I'm currently planning a build. It will have an MSI Micro ATX mobo with usb 3.0, I will be using a Phenom II X2 processor as well. My budget is around $500, not including windows.
  9. I am using a Fatality 550w power supply in my current build but it was a little out of budget.
  10. fatality psus are on ocz's good side so thats ok
  11. nugentcj - zip is correct. It is virtually impossible to make a recommendation without knowing what your power requirements are. You mentioned an AMD processor but neglected to mention a video card. In terms of power consumption a video can require as much or even more power than a cpu.
  12. Quote:
    Do you have experience with this psu??? Probably not, just talking out your but hole.

    I use these personally and in friends builds. They are awesome and backed with a 3yr swap out warranty.

    You can't get a better psu for that amount of money.

    223 reviews and 5 eggs says it all.

    Zipzoom is right about his experience and I am truly sure about my experience.
    I've pick the PSU selection for a reason and if you don't understand what 80 Plus Certified with Modular Cables PSU is then you have a big problem.
    The reviews and ratings for each PSU.
    It's very hard at time to find a PSU that come with Modular cables compatible and even for the price itself.
    Give the a person (he/her) some bad advice is not our goal here.
    Shovenose please do your research better before comment/replying to this topic. That is only a friendly reminder nothing more.
  13. Sorry, I didn't mention everything. I have decided to build a quiet little computer instead so, I will just use the one that will come with the case.
  14. Best answer selected by nugentcj.
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