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a b ) Power supply
February 3, 2013 3:10:40 AM

I'm looking to get a good PSU at a decent price. My build:

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CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $748.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 00:09 EST-0500)

I was looking at this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-139-...

But I heard that there's an issue with getting a v1 instead of v2. Is that PSU still worth $50? Or is there a better psu to get?

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February 3, 2013 3:51:37 AM

Hi. This version is made by SeaSonic and even though you don't need 650W, it isn't a bad deal compared to the alternatives out there and for future upgrades. If you haven't bought your graphics card yet, I suggest spending $5 or more for the GTX 660 after rebate. Unfortunately the HD 7870 costs a bit more if you want an AMD card with free games.
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a b ) Power supply
February 3, 2013 4:01:53 AM

Guess I'm going with that psu. I'm planning on buying tomorrow so $50 is a pretty good deal. :D 
I considered your advice and took a look at the galaxy gtx 660. I like the free games that the AMD cards come with. I might wait for the 7870 xt to be back in stock and buy that one.
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February 3, 2013 4:06:54 AM

That's a good idea if you can wait for it to come back in stock. I had a feeling you wanted to go with AMD for the games and so will a lot of people now.
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February 3, 2013 4:11:00 AM

I don't think its a really good idea for me to wait though :|. The promotion codes expire soon and it might not come back in stock before it ends. If I wait too long, the promotion codes go away. If I buy the things now and wait for the 7870 xt, it will give me less time to return a product if I find something wrong. Is it a better idea to just grab a HIS IceQ 7870 now?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 3, 2013 4:19:56 AM

I didn't know you were going to wait for it to come back in stock and buy them all at the same time. If you have a graphics card you can use, then it wouldn't be a problem. But I'm guessing you don't have one. It's really up to you whether to just go with the HD 7870 now or wait. The next good PSU to recommend is the Antec NEO ECO 520C for $30 after promo code and rebate. If you decide to wait, there may be another PSU deal to be had but there's no guarantee.
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February 3, 2013 4:22:22 AM

I can always buy the things now and wait for the powercolor to come back, but that might waste my return time on my products that I bought before. Then again, I'm probably just over-thinking things since it should only take a week for it to come back in stock, right?
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February 3, 2013 4:26:13 AM

Your guess is as good as mine but maybe you can just buy the PSU by itself before the deal ends? It's your call though.
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