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Good cheap psu's? ($100 budget, psu+graphics card)

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December 26, 2011 10:42:08 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: 100 Bucks

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet Surfing, Applications

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Trust able websites like Newegg.

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: I prefer a ATI graphics card, and a good quality psu

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1600x900

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Can anyone help me out? I need a nice little setup with a psu + a graphics card that will all fit into my 100 dollar budget.

My power supply is only a 250 watt, and im stuck with the integrated graphics right now and i would like to upgrade....

Here are my PC specs.

Computer: HP Pavilion p6823w

Processor: AMD Phenom II x2 521 3.5ghz

Ram: 4gb

Video card: ATI Radeon HD 4200 Integrated Graphics Card

heres the complete specs if anyone needs it.. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&dlc=e...

One setup that i think would work is a 430watt Corsair psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... + a ATI Radeon HD 5570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If possible i would like a setup with a better graphics card than the 5570 + a new psu that will all fit in my 100 dollar budget... Can anyone help me find a nice setup please?
December 26, 2011 10:58:19 PM

I wish... But im strictly on my $100 budget.
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December 26, 2011 11:02:02 PM

This is the PSU I will use and it should work for you, even if you plan to OC the CPU.
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December 26, 2011 11:04:20 PM

azeem40 said:
This is the PSU I will use and it should work for you, even if you plan to OC the CPU.


I cant open the link, says its invalid
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December 26, 2011 11:17:58 PM

@azeem40
Dang that looks good, but theres no way i can get a $10 graphics card lol...
Im looking for a psu and a graphics card that will fit into my 100 dollar budget.
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December 26, 2011 11:22:17 PM

Yes, along with the CPU and Graphics, the PSU is a piece of hardware you should never skimp on, as one wrong voltage amount and your whole system can be brought down or not work.
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December 26, 2011 11:23:35 PM

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I suggest saving more money so you don't buy a piece of trash power supply that brings your system down with it.


I dont really want to spend that much on my PC yet tho, im just now starting to get into actual PC gaming.
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December 26, 2011 11:37:45 PM

Yeah, make more $ then build a computer.
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December 27, 2011 12:02:38 AM

No thanks, im sticking with my 100 dollar budget. Surely theres a good combo somewhere.
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December 27, 2011 12:59:58 AM

What games will you play?
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December 27, 2011 1:05:13 AM

gtasa, gta iv, dirt, need for speed, cod, maybe battlefield, amnesia the dark descent, grid, bioshock?, f.e.a.r?, left 4 dead, ect..
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December 27, 2011 1:06:52 AM

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XFX ProSeries 450W - $58.99 w/ $3.99 shipping, comes with a $20 mail in rebate so basically $42 psu after shipping/rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Builder Series CX430V2 - $44.99 w/ $1.99 shipping, comes with a $10 mail in rebate so basically $37 psu after shipping/rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Much better choices than the two antecs you listed.


yeah i saw that corsair earlier but i was having some doubts while looking at the reviews, the first antec i listed seemed to have better reviews.... :??: 
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December 27, 2011 1:07:04 AM

You will not be able to run those games if you get a crappy PSU and GPU.
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December 27, 2011 1:10:01 AM

azeem40 said:
You will not be able to run those games if you get a crappy PSU and GPU.


my ati radeon hd 4200 integrated graphics card can already run all those games at playable framerates but newer games have to go all low/medium and 800x600/640x480.

and the 5570 i might get can run them all pretty smoothly.
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December 27, 2011 1:21:12 AM

Ahhhhhh okay i see, lol thanks for the heads up.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 1:43:00 AM

The 380W green is a bad PSU? You need to lay off the P07....

Going from memory, the 380W green has an extra amp on the 12V rail, and is 80+ bronze over the Corsair 430W just 80+. It might be "dated" in your mind but its still a better PSU. Problem for the OP is its $45 which leaves only $55 for a GPU. I'm not sure if rebates count. You listed one that has one, so I'm assuming they do. Doing a quick scan on newegg, I find the card you already listed, or this "gem".

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GT240. $50 shipped, $30 after mail in rebate. Comes with free CoD4 game.

The 6570 is identical to the 5570. Between the two choices I'm not sure which is faster. I suspect the GT240 is by a hair, but both will be fairly lame gaming cards. You might want to consider buying the PSU now, and then a GPU when you have some more $$$.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 2:03:01 AM

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The first antec you listed is outdated..Much better choices than the two antecs you listed.


First one he listed was the 380W green. I don't mean to say the CX430 is a bad unit either. I'd probably buy it as $7 isn't worth an extra amp. The green will eventually even out and even give me "money back", but it will take awhile as the difference between 80+ and 80+ bronze isn't that much.

Edit: LOL. No argument from me there. Green? Serious? Thank god my Antec 300 doesn't have a side window... (I don't own one of the Antec greens btw...)
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December 27, 2011 4:28:36 AM

Thanks guys, looks like im getting the corsair. :D 
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December 27, 2011 11:05:11 AM

YESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i found out the corsair comes with a free 15 dollar promotional gift card, so that means ill have room for a 70dollar graphics card :D .

all i gotta do is buy the psu, wait 4 days till i get the email for the gift card, and then i can go buy the graphics card.

hmm it looks like the best thing 70 dollars can get me is a ATI Radeon HD 6670 1gb ddr3 from powercolor. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

edit: or should i just get the 5570 and use the leftover 15 dollars for something else? like some more ram?
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a c 175 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 1:08:46 PM

Video card.
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December 27, 2011 9:47:42 PM

Dang... i swear that power color 6670 was 69.99 earlier...... anyways its out of stock now... but im in luck :D , the power supply dropped down by 5 bucks. and that leaves me room for a 75 dollar graphics card.

man i just hope the 6670s will still be there and still be $75 on sunday or monday. Cause thats when i should get my 15 dollar gift card from newegg through email.

hmmm what should i do? Im not sure if a 6670 at 75 dollars is still going to be there whenever i get the gift card.. but hmm if i get the 6570 now ill for sure get it and have the 15 dollars left to spare.

so should i wait for the 6670 and hope its still there at the same price? or just get the 6570?
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a c 175 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 11:52:04 PM

I'd wait it out. Sooner or later something should drop down to the $75 price, or you get a bit more $$$. I've seen the 5750, 5770, and GTS450 all around $75 after rebate before. Maybe for new years sales they will again.
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December 28, 2011 12:00:20 AM

Yeah ive seen those cards go down that low before but i think that was after rebate. but hmm i dont really plan on doing the rebate.
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December 28, 2011 1:46:37 AM

ugh, i cant enter that one promo code called NEWCUSTOMER10 to get 10 dollars off :( 
it sucks too cause i need the 10 dollars off cause i dont have enough money to buy me that corsair and a power color 6670..

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December 28, 2011 5:36:08 AM

nevermind... i found a his 6670 at compusa in my budget range and bought that there and the psu at newegg.
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December 28, 2011 5:37:17 AM

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a c 272 U Graphics card
January 22, 2012 9:55:17 AM

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