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Quick ?? regarding budget system PSU

Hi all,

Building a budget gaming system for WOW, nothing fancy, just upgrading my 5yr old system (ouch!). Got the shipment confirmation email from Newegg for my Black Friday order: P7H55 / i3-550 / GTX460 / 2x2gb DDR3 1600 / 500gb SATA. Realized I might need a case and PSU for all this. :pt1cable:

I'm not overclocking and only plan on the single video card. Per the Thermaltake website, the system would only need ~370 PSU (assuming I input all the data correctly).

Today I'm ordering the Antec 300 case and need to decide on the PSU.



Two questions:
Are all 3 of these cases compatible?
Is one better than the other (not techie on all the pros and cons) or should I just go with the cheapest?

Suggestions are much appreciated!
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  1. Corsair are probably one of the most highly respected names when it comes to PSU's - this isnt to say the Antec unit is not a good PSU - but for $44.99 the 500w Corsair PSU is a real bargain.
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    i would go with the antec of those three, its modular, it has a longer warranty. its also 80 plus efficiency , those specific corsairs don't have 80 plus efficiency and come with one year warranties.
  3. ulysses35 said:
    Corsair are probably one of the most highly respected names when it comes to PSU's - this isnt to say the Antec unit is not a good PSU - but for $44.99 the 500w Corsair PSU is a real bargain.


    true but the CX- builder series has been a step back
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  5. Thx both of you for the quick replies! Order placed, now the waiting begins. :)
  6. Good choice.
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