Best budget PSU for my rig

CPU: i3-540 w/ box cooler
RAM: 2x2 KINGSTON HyperX
M/B: P7H55 M-LX
GPU: Sapphire 6850 1GB (6-pin)
HDD: crappy 120GB samsung with 8mb cache

This is what I currently have. Now it's time for getting a PSU, preferably a used one. Although, I've almost completely run out of build budget, hence I cannot really afford a new expensive one and to be honest, I don't really have much experience with power supplies.

So, what do you think, what's the lowest price (and preferably used) 500-550w PSU I can get for my rig online?
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  1. sandro9970 said:
    CPU: i3-540 w/ box cooler
    RAM: 2x2 KINGSTON HyperX
    M/B: P7H55 M-LX
    GPU: Sapphire 6850 1GB (6-pin)
    HDD: crappy 120GB samsung with 8mb cache

    This is what I currently have. Now it's time for getting a PSU, preferably a used one. Although, I've almost completely run out of build budget, hence I cannot really afford a new expensive one and to be honest, I don't really have much experience with power supplies.

    So, what do you think, what's the lowest price (and preferably used) 500-550w PSU I can get for my rig online?



    Hi Sandro - Easier to tell us your budget for a PSU, and then we can
    provide recommendations much easier. Don't think a lot
    of us will recommend used tho.

    Tom
  2. 50$ is the max i can afford right now
  3. sandro9970 said:
    CPU: i3-540 w/ box cooler
    RAM: 2x2 KINGSTON HyperX
    M/B: P7H55 M-LX
    GPU: Sapphire 6850 1GB (6-pin)
    HDD: crappy 120GB samsung with 8mb cache

    This is what I currently have. Now it's time for getting a PSU, preferably a used one. Although, I've almost completely run out of build budget, hence I cannot really afford a new expensive one and to be honest, I don't really have much experience with power supplies.

    So, what do you think, what's the lowest price (and preferably used) 500-550w PSU I can get for my rig online?

    You could run that on a 380w
    Don't buy used power supplies

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371045
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
  4. http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?leg=&psn=0001&pid=497&lid=1#

    Quote:
    500 Watt Power Supply is required.


    This is written on their website :(
  5. sandro9970 said:
    http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?leg=&psn=0001&pid=497&lid=1#

    Quote:
    500 Watt Power Supply is required.


    This is written on their website :(


    Hi sandro - gpu mfg's put that on their cards to allow for PSU's that
    don't deliever their publ specs (yes - many companies outright lie).
    Your sys with the 6850 will draw lees than 300w, 430/450 wil cover
    it. I'll link a 500w in a min you might be able to afford.

    Tom

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027 nets to $40 after mir & promom
    and having the 500w will avoid any potential hassles if the gpu needs to be RMA'd
  6. sandro9970 said:
    http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?leg=&psn=0001&pid=497&lid=1#

    Quote:
    500 Watt Power Supply is required.


    This is written on their website :(

    Doesn't matter, your system specs are low enough that a 380w would be more than sufficient
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