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I need a new PSU..please help!

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December 27, 2012 10:37:26 PM

I've narrowed it down that my PSU got surged and just threw in the towel. :(  Now I need a new one. I have an SSD and HDD with all of the basic components like a CPU (AMD Llano A6) and what not. I'm also thinking about upgrading my graphics to a better graphics card (not sure what yet) and I would also need power for that. My old one was a rx-530ss which is pretty cheap and I would like to get a pretty reliable one with around the same amount of voltage. I need to get something that's not too expensive either. Please give me your input on what a good power supply would be for my computer. Thanks in advance! :D 

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December 27, 2012 10:46:19 PM

Hi :) 

For a SINGLE graphics card machine, ANY decent make 500 will do...

All the best Brett :) 
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December 27, 2012 10:48:10 PM

If your going with a single graphics card a good 550 or 600 watt will do, it depends on how much you can spend, also just because it says 500 watts dosent really mean your getting 500 watts tell us your budget and we'll see if we can help
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December 27, 2012 10:52:37 PM

My budget is going to be $60 give or take a little. Thanks for the help!
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December 27, 2012 11:20:03 PM

Okay...so I guess this is now a "What is the best 500-600 watt PSU for around $60" thread. Any ideas please.
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December 28, 2012 8:37:17 PM

Thanks for all of the suggestions! :) 
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December 28, 2012 8:44:57 PM

ProAsian said:
Okay...so I guess this is now a "What is the best 500-600 watt PSU for around $60" thread. Any ideas please.


Hi - without knowing your GPU 'we' are going to err on the 500-600w range.
Truth is a lot of gpu's require 450w or less.

Anyway for $60 this is a good buy:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Seasonic built XFX550

Tom
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December 29, 2012 12:30:28 AM

ProAsian said:
This looks like a great PSU but I'm wondering if I should get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or if I should get the Seasonic. Thanks for all of the help!


Hi - good link, you can choose either of those PSU's and you will be happy.
I didn't suggest it because it was $10 over your budget, but it it
a good buy for $70 net. It is also Seasonic built.

Tom
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December 29, 2012 4:12:51 AM

toyftw said:
Hi - good link, you can choose either of those PSU's and you will be happy.
I didn't suggest it because it was $10 over your budget, but it it
a good buy for $70 net. It is also Seasonic built.

Tom

The Corsair TX650 V2 (CP-9020038-NA) that the OP linked to is made by CWT (Channel Well Technology).

You're thinking of the recently discontinued CMPSU-650TXV2 that is made by Seasonic.
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December 29, 2012 1:21:10 PM

ko888 said:
The Corsair TX650 V2 (CP-9020038-NA) that the OP linked to is made by CWT (Channel Well Technology).

You're thinking of the recently discontinued CMPSU-650TXV2 that is made by Seasonic.



Yes - I saw the v2 & the only one in the realhardtech database with a v2
was Seasoninc, their database must be missing a few models here and there,
or the model #'s might be truncated, so I stand corrected.

Tom
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December 29, 2012 8:20:45 PM

toyftw said:
Yes - I saw the v2 & the only one in the realhardtech database with a v2
was Seasoninc, their database must be missing a few models here and there,
or the model #'s might be truncated, so I stand corrected.

Tom

So in everybody's opinion, which PSU do I get? The XFX or the Corsair TX650. I got a promo code so they are the same price. Thanks for the great help so far! :D 
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December 29, 2012 8:27:41 PM

ProAsian said:
So in everybody's opinion, which PSU do I get? The XFX or the Corsair TX650. I got a promo code so they are the same price. Thanks for the great help so far! :D 


I think it's a toss up. I'd go with the XFX as I'm biased to
Seasonic (I have a Seasonic)

Tom

if I remember correctly each has a 5yr warranty, so you will do
fine with either unit
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December 30, 2012 8:57:45 PM

Best answer selected by ProAsian.
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