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Best Budget Power Supply

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March 12, 2010 9:34:53 PM

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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March 12, 2010 10:50:46 PM

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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016 $64.99 and with a $25.00 Mail in rebate

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017 $74.99 and with a $25.00 Mail in rebate

Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371020 89.99 and with a $20.00 Mail In rebate

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004 $79.99 with a $10.00 Mail in rebate

I hope that these would do you well
Good luck in your search

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March 12, 2010 11:28:54 PM

What is your computers primary use?
Good luck!
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March 12, 2010 11:40:42 PM

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...
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March 13, 2010 12:00:08 AM

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!
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March 13, 2010 12:39:03 AM

+1 to WillMalcom remarks

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March 13, 2010 2:58:27 PM

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.
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March 13, 2010 2:59:38 PM

I am using a Fatality 550w power supply in my current build but it was a little out of budget.
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March 13, 2010 3:30:58 PM

fatality psus are on ocz's good side so thats ok
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March 14, 2010 7:22:43 AM

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.
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March 14, 2010 12:27:22 PM

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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.

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March 31, 2010 7:12:57 PM

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.
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March 31, 2010 7:13:17 PM

Best answer selected by nugentcj.
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