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October 5, 2012 4:51:26 AM

I am building a gaming PC. I do not know much about power supplies, so I was hoping someone could let me know if either of these would be a good choice. I have a pretty low budget, I won't be getting any PSUs over $60.
Would either of these work?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The specs for the rest of the PC are:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE
Mobo: MSI 970A-G46 AM3+ AMD 970
RAM: 8 gigs ddr3
HDD: 400 GB Caviar blue
Video card: Radeon HD 7770

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October 5, 2012 8:53:43 AM

Both of those cooler master units aren't very good. Go with the xfx suggested or a cx430 from corsair
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October 5, 2012 12:19:29 PM

+1 for the xfx. the corsair isnt very good as well. it can only supply around 300w
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October 5, 2012 8:20:16 PM

TheBigTroll said:
+1 for the xfx. the corsair isnt very good as well. it can only supply around 300w

The 80 plus certified 430w psu from corsair isn't very good? Now that's funny...
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October 5, 2012 10:04:09 PM

I'll look into the xfx a bit more.
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October 6, 2012 12:08:44 AM

FlintIronStagg said:
The 80 plus certified 430w psu from corsair isn't very good? Now that's funny...


corsair doesnt always make good products.the cx series is one of them
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October 6, 2012 1:57:13 AM

I would go for this one with that tight of a budget,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

that video card says you need 500W or better and if you run a Power supply at Max always they burn out fast, if you wanted to drop a little bit more you could get a much better power supply.

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

Good luck! id go for the 2nd link PSU .
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a b ) Power supply
October 6, 2012 2:06:16 AM

Fosters said:
I would go for this one with that tight of a budget,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

that video card says you need 500W or better and if you run a Power supply at Max always they burn out fast, if you wanted to drop a little bit more you could get a much better power supply.

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

Good luck! id go for the 2nd link PSU .



You don't need a 500w psu for a 7770. The xfx pro450 will be just fine for that build.
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October 6, 2012 3:49:58 AM

I'm pretty sure xfx is made by seasonic as well......
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October 6, 2012 1:50:19 PM

it is
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January 31, 2013 6:02:32 PM

Best answer selected by siviline.
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