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a b ) Power supply
July 8, 2010 6:53:34 PM

I'm helping my friend build a very cheap system since he doesn't have much money and severely needs to upgrade from his 939 socket DDR1 system.

I have only purchased Antec, Corsair, and Seasonic PSU's myself, so I don't know much about lower end ones.

I'm trying to find one in the 40-70 dollar range, that is reliable and at least 650W.

I really can't find anything I like since I only know about the better PSUs.

Are any of these good? Thanks...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Pretty sure thats bad, but with the special deal going on I had to ask...)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 8, 2010 7:10:21 PM

Considering that the system you are building is on a very limited budget, I'm hazarding a guess that it has only one mid-range gfx card, a single HDD, a mainstream processor, 4 GB RAM (max) & not too many bells & whistles. Now for all this, 650 W will be too much, even 500-550 W would be more than enough. You do have some excellent choices within that price range (I probably don't need to tell you that).

Going off the comments in those links I would say stay away from Rosewill. The Cooler master seems relatively new, so it's longitivity is unknown. The OCZ seemed to have the problem of dying on lots of people. Choice is your's.
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July 8, 2010 7:10:30 PM

banthracis said:
Why does a cheap PC need a 650w PSU?

Cheapest one's I'd recommend are OCZ modxstream line
$60 after MIR for a 700w one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


agreed, cheap PC don't need 650w PSU. you may be putting too much into the CPU/GPU budget.
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July 8, 2010 7:10:38 PM

I think OCZ is supposed to be pretty decent actually. Is he running crossfire or something? If not those could be overkill.
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a b ) Power supply
July 8, 2010 7:15:45 PM

What are the specs of this "cheap" system? For all we know, you might be fine with a 350W sparkle. Works well, nice and quiet too.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Provides between 200 and 350W on the +12V rails. I couldn't find a specified number but it shouldn't matter unless the system has a GPU or like 6 hard drives.

And yes, OCZ is not a cheap brand. They are actually good and are often lower priced due to all the mail in rebates that seem to crop up for their PSUs. I got my 600W for $30 or $40, I can't remember which.
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July 8, 2010 7:19:02 PM

Alright, I'll just go ahead and get a higher brand 550W then :D , I was kind of trying to future proof him, but now that I think about it, he probably wont be upgrading for a long, long time.
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July 8, 2010 10:43:42 PM

Best answer selected by Helltech.
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