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November 14, 2012 2:05:59 AM

Hello. I need suggestions on a PSU for my new build. I want a cheap but reliable PSU, non-modular is fine but I really need to keep it as cheap as possible $50 USD at most but $30-40 USD is preferred. My main concern is reliability, I do not care much about look or features as long as it will last a long time and not fry my parts when it finally does die. Thanks!

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November 14, 2012 2:14:21 AM

What size PSU do you need?
The size will be determined by the graphics card/s you intend to use.
Here is a handy chart to determine that:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

As to quality, that is a very good... really essential goal.
Pick a tier 1 or 2 unit from this list if you can.
Tier 3 will be ok too for a small budget:
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

I might take a guess that a Corsair CX430W unit might fit the bill.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 14, 2012 2:24:29 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. I am aiming for 400-600W if that helps.
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November 14, 2012 2:33:19 AM

CPU - i5-3470
mobo - likely the MSI Z77 A-G43
RAM - 8 GB
HDD - 500GB 7200 RPM western digital
GPU - Radeon 7770
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November 14, 2012 2:39:24 AM
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November 14, 2012 11:32:43 PM

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