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I need a power supply for my build, the rest of the parts are picked. Im getting a 2500k, one of the new asus gen3 motherboards, and a radeon 6950 (unlocking to 6970). My power supply budget is about 80 dollars, preferable with shipping and tax included. I'd also like the psu to be good enough so that when the gen3 cards come out, and the ivy bridge cpus, I can upgrade with the same psu.

I am thinking about this one, I know it's not super amazing brand or anything, but all good reviews, and no reported problems. seems to be very good performance+reliability/price ratio
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132

short version: I have 80 bucks and want a power supply around 650 watts.

thanks a lot guys
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044

    Antec is much better than the Rosewill brand, but you will lose modular.

    There isn't any modular PSU that I would feel good standing behind for only $80.
  2. Best answer
    Go for Antec , they are in top. Or try this one , it have free shiping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017
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    ... but all good reviews, and no reported problems ...
    What reviews are you going by?

    There haven't been any reviews done by reputable PSU review sites yet.

    I wouldn't put much stock in Newegg.com's Customer Reviews of the Rosewill HIVE-650. None of those customers have ever hooked it up to a load tester or oscilloscope so they are only offering their opinions.
  4. kai-fei said:
    I need a power supply for my build, the rest of the parts are picked. Im getting a 2500k, one of the new asus gen3 motherboards, and a radeon 6950 (unlocking to 6970). My power supply budget is about 80 dollars, preferable with shipping and tax included. I'd also like the psu to be good enough so that when the gen3 cards come out, and the ivy bridge cpus, I can upgrade with the same psu.

    I am thinking about this one, I know it's not super amazing brand or anything, but all good reviews, and no reported problems. seems to be very good performance+reliability/price ratio
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132

    short version: I have 80 bucks and want a power supply around 650 watts.

    thanks a lot guys


    it's a good PSU, built off the exact same PSU platform as the new OCZ ZS series which has been getting good reviews by hardware secrets, jonnyguru, and techpowerup

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/OCZ-ZS-Series-650-W-Power-Supply-Review/1361/10
  5. kai-fei

    Newegg has the OCZ ZT 750w for $106.17 shipped with a $10mir and a Cosair TX750 for $112.60 Shipped with a $25.00mir or the OCZ ZS 650w for $96.51 with a $25.00mir. All are better the the Rosewill.
  6. my price is 80 with shipping included. I cannot go over at all. it is a hard limit. So I cant get the ocz, cant get the corsair. those are both out. I think I will get the first OCZ posted, as its modular, thanks.
  7. Goodeggray said:
    kai-fei

    Newegg has the OCZ ZT 750w for $106.17 shipped with a $10mir and a Cosair TX750 for $112.60 Shipped with a $25.00mir or the OCZ ZS 650w for $96.51 with a $25.00mir. All are better the the Rosewill.


    OMG people are stupid, the rosewill hive and OCZ ZS are the exact same PSU, how can one be better? :pfff:
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