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Can someone help me find the right power supply?

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November 5, 2010 11:24:22 PM

My cousins computer just recently broke and I think it's just a psu issue so I am trying to find a psu that will support his mobo. He has a XFX MB-N680-ILT9 NVIDIA nForce 680i LT SLI Socket 775 ATX Motherboard. I have only dealt with about 5 computers my whole life and his computer is the first one I've seen take a 8pin connector instead of a 4pin. I don't know exactly what you call that part of the mobo so I will provide a picture in a link to show you guys what im talking about. Can someone help me find the right power supply that could support his mobo?

Also take note of his specs..

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66ghz
RAM: 2x1GB Corshair XMS
GFX: XFX 8600GTS
HDD: 500gb 7200rpm
CD/DVD ROM
4 case fans
XFX MB-N680-ILT9 NVIDIA nForce 680i LT SLI Socket 775 ATX Motherboard

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/4559/mbn680ilt9pbrun... <--Picture of the mobo with an arrow pointing to what I was talkin about(8pin thingy)

If someone knows exactly what those things are called, plz let me know so I can search for it next time without typing in "8 pin power connector thing"

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November 5, 2010 11:26:14 PM

also I can't spend more than $60. The cheaper psu the better. And also I found this psu http://www.ivegotjunk.com/servlet/the-218/Rocketfish%E2...
but I do not know if this website is reliable. I have never heard of it before until today so if anyone knows of this website plz give me a review. =] ty.
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November 5, 2010 11:30:35 PM

Its a rocketfish PSU on a site called "I've got junk", its certainly not good, and i think most crappy PSU would be offended to associate with it.

You can get a Corsair 430CX from newegg for $45 before rebate its pretty good, a hell of a lot better than a crap rocketfish unit for $30.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 5, 2010 11:44:13 PM

That connector is an 8-pin CPU connector and a lot of higher end motherboards need them nowadays.

Any decent power supply will come with one of those, but most allow you to take off 4 pins so it can be used as either a 4 or 8-pin.

I would recommend this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's $50 after rebate and is a solid PSU by a good manufacturer. It'll last out for a while and also be powerful enough to support your friend's computer if it gets upgraded in the future.

Note to others reading this: I didn't just go for the most expensive Corsair in his budget, I looked at decent 500W PSUs on Newegg and this looked the best bang for the buck. I am definitely not a Corsair fanboy. Just look at my sigrig; no Corsair to be found.
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November 6, 2010 1:31:40 AM

hunter315 said:
Its a rocketfish PSU on a site called "I've got junk", its certainly not good, and i think most crappy PSU would be offended to associate with it.

You can get a Corsair 430CX from newegg for $45 before rebate its pretty good, a hell of a lot better than a crap rocketfish unit for $30.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


believe it or not the rocketfish may be the better buy. unless its labeled wrong in the description, that's one of the CWT units best buy cleared out to move to the current CWT made rocketfish 500w. CWT make a lot of corsair units.

Hardware secrets gave it a gold reward.

We must say that we were really impressed by this new Rocketfish power supply. Although it is not really a 550 W unit, it is a decent 500 W power supply and available for a not so bad price (USD 90 on any Best Buy store), which is unique, as Best Buy is certainly not know for having the best prices around. Of course it could cost less, but the advantage of this unit is that you can find it on any Best Buy and may be a good buy when you need a decent power supply over the weekend and/or can't wait for the delivery from your favorite on-line store.

Rocketfish achieved a high 85% efficiency when we pulled up to 300 W, which is more than anyone thinking of buying this unit will pull anyway.
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November 6, 2010 2:17:13 AM

Thank you all for your recommendations! After taking a look through all of them, I have decided to go with the Corsair 430CX because it came with a combo deal. 2gb ram+430w psu for only $61..gg. =]
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November 6, 2010 2:32:50 AM

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November 6, 2010 1:04:10 PM

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