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Cheap yet reliable PSU

Last response: in Systems
March 5, 2012 9:09:50 PM


im starting a new build, all but a reliable PSU is missing

So any suggestions on a good one? range from 50~100 bucks

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March 5, 2012 9:22:53 PM

It really depends on your setup. For a HTPC/Office/Family machine, the lower end Seasonic's are very good. If it's for a gaming machine, perhaps look at the Corsair CX series and XFX Core series. The XFX ones are probably better but a bit more expensive.
March 5, 2012 10:11:55 PM

The sizing of the psu is determined by the graphics card/s. Without a discrete graphics card, you only need 250w or so.

One of the best budget psu's is the Corsair cx430:
At $25 after rebate, it is hard to beat:

Regardless, do not go cheap on quality in a psu.
Look for Corsair, XFX, Antec, PC P&C, or Seasonic of the appropriate size and you will not go wrong.