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July 13, 2011 9:41:45 PM

Hey guys wondering what PSU you advise for my current build. Im trying to stay under $70:

AMD Phenom Black Edition X4 3.4GHZ
EVGA GTX 460 SE FERMI 1GB
G.Skill (2 x 4GB) 1333 RAM
Samsung Spinpoint 7200 rpm 1TB 3.0 gb/s
2 Case fans
LG DVD-RW Drive
MSI 880 motherboard

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July 13, 2011 10:52:56 PM

Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520 80Plus Bronze $55 (10% promo code available)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is probably the highest quality out of the other two. You don't need any more than this, as an 880 chipset board doesn't support more than one graphics card (Nvidia graphics cards anyway). If you want to do a lot of upgrading then you should probably try to invest in a higher wattage unit and it might be wiser to spend more than $70 in that case as it would save you money in the future as you would be somewhat less likely to need to replace the PSU you buy now.

Xigmatek NRP-PC602 600W 80Plus Bronze $60 ($2 shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you've got a power cord already:
Antec Neo Eco 620 80Plus $70 ($2 shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 13, 2011 11:45:55 PM

I've answered a thread on power supplies this morning, and these are all about 70$. I've put many reviews for each power supply and their price as well. I'd take a XFX or Corsair, no other brand is worth it for that price segment, and that include the Antec's which I tend to hate from model to model...

Read this thread here, it's gonna make all things clear for you ^^

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/308934-28-express-que...
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July 13, 2011 11:48:06 PM

MrBig55 said:
I've answered a thread on power supplies this morning, and these are all about 70$. I've put many reviews for each power supply and their price as well. I'd take a XFX or Corsair, no other brand is worth it for that price segment, and that include the Antec's which I tend to hate from model to model...

Read this thread here, it's gonna make all things clear for you ^^

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/308934-28-express-que...



I appreciate the feedback. I actually originally had a Corsair CX-500 but it crapped out on me in two weeks...

Right now I have an OCZ Pro 500. For my current system do I even need anything bigger than a 500W? The only other thing I will be adding to my computer is an additional hard drive.

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July 14, 2011 9:08:46 AM

reek46 said:
I appreciate the feedback. I actually originally had a Corsair CX-500 but it crapped out on me in two weeks...

Right now I have an OCZ Pro 500. For my current system do I even need anything bigger than a 500W? The only other thing I will be adding to my computer is an additional hard drive.

No, you don't need more than 500W.

MrBig55 said:
I've answered a thread on power supplies this morning, and these are all about 70$. I've put many reviews for each power supply and their price as well. I'd take a XFX or Corsair, no other brand is worth it for that price segment, and that include the Antec's which I tend to hate from model to model...

Read this thread here, it's gonna make all things clear for you ^^

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/308934-28-express-que...

Why aren't Antec worth considering?

For the record, they absolutely are, more so than Corsair CXs.
Seems like a lot of people agree with me as the HCG-520 is now sold out.
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July 14, 2011 3:03:46 PM

Antec is an EXCELLENT brand for PSUs, with the possible exception of the 430W and smaller Basiq models. Years ago, there were capacitor issues in some of their PSUs, but every current model that has had a competent technical review (e.g. from hardwaresecrets, jonnyguru, or hardocp) has passed with flying colors. Seasonic, Antec, Corsair, XFX, and LEPA/Enermax are among the better brands.

Edit: Anyway, I agree with Silvune that 500W is sufficient.
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