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July 2, 2011 12:20:26 AM

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=N82E168...

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

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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July 2, 2011 6:14:22 AM

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...


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).
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July 2, 2011 8:57:53 AM

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.
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July 2, 2011 10:04:47 AM

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=N82E168... ?
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July 2, 2011 10:16:55 AM

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-...

Please read:
http://www.overclock.net/power-supplies/715889-psu-arti...

For your system save some money and get this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 2, 2011 11:09:48 AM



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).
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July 2, 2011 4:09:19 PM

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=N82E168...

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
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July 2, 2011 10:22:15 PM

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...
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