Which power supply should I purchase ?

I'm looking for a $90 or under power supply but with quality.

I've thought about:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&Tpk=TX650W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256071

Any other options cheaper ? I tried a CX 500 watt builder series 2 and it squealed like a pile of junk soon as the power cord went in to it.
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  1. How about this -

    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

    Or this -

    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096

    Both are excellent units if you are in the lookout for a quality 600W PSU.
  2. Emperus said:
    How about this -

    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

    Or this -

    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096

    Both are excellent units if you are in the lookout for a quality 600W PSU.


    I might try the TX, but I sure as hell aint trying the CX series anymore.

    Also I'm looking cheaper too..
    A 500 watt would do what I need I think.
  3. Give us your system specs so that we too can look into your power requirements. You can look into the XFX core series PSU's for good power supplies at a very reasonable price.

    www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Description=xfx+core
  4. Emperus said:
    Give us your system specs so that we too can look into your power requirements. You can look into the XFX core series PSU's for good power supplies at a very reasonable price.

    www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Description=xfx+core


    Athlon II X4 (maybe Phenom II X6 if AM3+ sinks Am3 prices like a stone some day?) , DDR3 2 sticks (maybe 4 later), WD black SATA, DVD burner SATA, 1 80 mm case fan (maybe 2 later, doubt it), 1 USB flash stick, keyboard/mouse), 4670 (560 ti or 6770 later maybe).
  5. As long as you are keeping your rig to a single video card setup, you'd be fine with a good 650W unit. Here I have taken into account the most power hungry single card and a highly overclocked processor. Your current setup won't require more than a good 450W PSU. You can consider the XFX core 450 for that.

    Getting a higher wattage PSU has another advantage. Your current setup will make it run at 50% load level. And we all know that PSU's deliver the best efficiency when operating at 50% load.
  6. Emperus said:
    As long as you are keeping your rig to a single video card setup, you'd be fine with a good 650W unit. Here I have taken into account the most power hungry single card and a highly overclocked processor. Your current setup won't require more than a good 450W PSU. You can consider the XFX core 450 for that.

    Getting a higher wattage PSU has another advantage. Your current setup will make it run at 50% load level. And we all know that PSU's deliver the best efficiency when operating at 50% load.

    how about http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013&cm_re=xfx_core-_-17-207-013-_-Product ?
  7. Emperus said:
    As long as you are keeping your rig to a single video card setup, you'd be fine with a good 650W unit. Here I have taken into account the most power hungry single card and a highly overclocked processor. Your current setup won't require more than a good 450W PSU. You can consider the XFX core 450 for that.

    Getting a higher wattage PSU has another advantage. Your current setup will make it run at 50% load level. And we all know that PSU's deliver the best efficiency when operating at 50% load.

    No, this is incorrect:
    http://www.overclock.net/power-supplies/872013-50-load-myth.html

    Please read:
    http://www.overclock.net/power-supplies/715889-psu-articles.html#post9110838

    For your system save some money and get this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817815007
  8. browsingtheworld said:


    That's an awful cheap power supply. I've come to learn sometimes things that are cheap are cheap quality. is that the case?

    I'm a man that would buy Surefine/FoodClub/Other Offbrand names when they work and taste just like Kraft, velvetta, etc. when they do. Not when they don't.
    Also if I want a 400 watt, I'd locate mine at a store somewhere and buy it again before they went cheap on the builder series. (I have no problem with the first 400 watt builder series in this machine).
  9. Name141 said:
    That's an awful cheap power supply. I've come to learn sometimes things that are cheap are cheap quality. is that the case?

    I'm a man that would buy Surefine/FoodClub/Other Offbrand names when they work and taste just like Kraft, velvetta, etc. when they do. Not when they don't.
    Also if I want a 400 watt, I'd locate mine at a store somewhere and buy it again before they went cheap on the builder series. (I have no problem with the first 400 watt builder series in this machine).



    Careful name141
    Browsing the world is a Xigmatek FANBOI
    and has been giving bad advice all over Toms

    how abou this one
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371031&cm_re=antec_power_supply-_-17-371-031-_-Product

    it is an Antec
    free shipping
    $50 after rebate
    normally a $100 PSU

    dont go cheap or low powered PSU
    listen to Emperus
    Emperus know what he is talking about

    dont listen to Browsing
  10. king smp said:
    Careful name141
    Browsing the world is a Xigmatek FANBOI
    and has been giving bad advice all over Toms

    how abou this one
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371031&cm_re=antec_power_supply-_-17-371-031-_-Product

    it is an Antec
    free shipping
    $50 after rebate
    normally a $100 PSU

    dont go cheap or low powered PSU
    listen to Emperus
    Emperus know what he is talking about

    dont listen to Browsing


    This one wasn't satisfactory ? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013
  11. Name141 said:

    $70 for a 550W non-modular bronze is excessively priced.
  12. Name141 said:

    Here's JonnyGURU's review of that PSU. It was given a jonnyGURU.com Recommended award.

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=225
  13. ko888 said:
    Here's JonnyGURU's review of that PSU. It was given a jonnyGURU.com Recommended award.

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=225


    I just bought it to get the ship rolling again after going through Corsair hell.
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