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Super quick servey(?) antec vs coolermaster psu

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which psu? Antec 250 basiq, coolermaster 430W

Total: 20 votes (5 blank votes)

  • Antec
  • 63 %
  • Coolermaster
  • 38 %
November 8, 2010 1:54:01 AM


antec basiq 350W 30$
coolermaster 430W 30$

just basic low end dual core pc. im upgrading my gpu from 2600pro to 4850
currently have hp HIPRO 250W that i took from HP.
i hvae g31 gigabyte with 2600PRO, 2x 1GB ddr 2.
e1400 2.0 overclocked to 3.1Ghz.
i have no problem what so ever as it is right now.

and i dont think 4850 will draw 100w more than 2600pro. also im gonna get better dual core so i dont have to overclock,.
so i think 350 w will be good also
a b ) Power supply
November 8, 2010 4:35:49 AM

Neither of those, unless you fancy buying a whole new computer when your trashy power supply dies on you.

Spend a bit more money, you won't regret it.

$40 and it's all the power that you will need for the 4850.
November 8, 2010 4:48:55 AM

Yeah I'd drop an extra 10 bucks and go for that Corsair.
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a b ) Power supply
November 8, 2010 6:17:52 AM

Corsair VX450W or the Seasonic S12II 430W. End of story. Avoid Antec Basiq series of PSU's. I don't know why Antec make that. That series really tarnish their image as good PSU manufacturers!
November 8, 2010 10:43:40 AM

If you must choose between those go for the Cooler Master. I have it ( I'm not currantly using it though) and it's never failed but you should know that it's an overrated psu.
November 8, 2010 4:36:19 PM

thank you for your recomendations.
i do know how important are the power supplies..but
im spending at the most 130$ just for mobo and cpu. i dont feel like going over 40 for psu tho.

btw i have vx 450 for my main gaming rig
would you still spend more than 50 on psu for 130 pc?
a b ) Power supply
November 8, 2010 4:38:32 PM

Absolutely. It is one of the most critical component of a smooth working PC. The VX450W is something around $75. The Seasonic 520W is somewhat cheaper and equally good.