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March 5, 2013 10:03:03 PM

So. Situation: My psu that came with my acer pc died in that it no longer powers the motherboard only the fans ... as it could no longer manage the new gpu i put in it.

what i want: Is a psu that is anywhere from 40$ to a max of 70$ bus srsly.. preffer the max to be like 60$ as i dnt have 70$ lol nvm forget 70$ lol.. 60$ max plz lol
specs of the psu: - i would love it to be 500w atleast from a reputable brand (in other words dnt send me a KorsHair pwr supply -_-)
- to be quite honest it being modular would be my greed but it doesnt rlly matter
- Active pfc plz
- sli and crosshair ready would be a beautiful for future upgrades
- 2 fans would hurt as where i live is hot but i dnt think its a necessity 1 is fine
- i like how led's look in them all glowing and stuff again this isnt a necessity
- 80+ certified


What i have found so far:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-139-...

but as u can see no sli or crossfire :( ..... and its even under 500w :( .... ive been searching and searching but to go up to 500w and get sli and xfire wud be:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
which is 70$ : /.... addin shipping 74 lol....

So please help me.

Extra info: in all honesty the gpu i have can run with even a 300w supply im rlly thinking of the future in this psu so thats why i wanted atleast 500w with sli or xfire so when i do get some cash i can buy a case mobo and gpu's and have a decent pc.

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a c 299 ) Power supply
March 5, 2013 10:18:36 PM

ReLisk said:
So. Situation: My psu that came with my acer pc died in that it no longer powers the motherboard only the fans ... as it could no longer manage the new gpu i put in it.

what i want: Is a psu that is anywhere from 40$ to a max of 70$ bus srsly.. preffer the max to be like 60$ as i dnt have 70$ lol nvm forget 70$ lol.. 60$ max plz lol
specs of the psu: - i would love it to be 500w atleast from a reputable brand (in other words dnt send me a KorsHair pwr supply -_-)
- to be quite honest it being modular would be my greed but it doesnt rlly matter
- Active pfc plz
- sli and crosshair ready would be a beautiful for future upgrades
- 2 fans would hurt as where i live is hot but i dnt think its a necessity 1 is fine
- i like how led's look in them all glowing and stuff again this isnt a necessity
- 80+ certified


What i have found so far:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-139-...

but as u can see no sli or crossfire :( ..... and its even under 500w :( .... ive been searching and searching but to go up to 500w and get sli and xfire wud be:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
which is 70$ : /.... addin shipping 74 lol....

So please help me.

Extra info: in all honesty the gpu i have can run with even a 300w supply im rlly thinking of the future in this psu so thats why i wanted atleast 500w with sli or xfire so when i do get some cash i can buy a case mobo and gpu's and have a decent pc.


Hi - A couple of issues you need to resolve. If you are planning to SLI/CF in the future,
you need to be aware that you aren't likely to get a capable CF/SLY PSU for under $70.

I suppose there could be a super sale now n then. You also need to pretty much select
the range of GPU you will be getting, ie hd78xx or 79xx, gtx66x,67x, etc. That will pretty
much determine how much PSU power,amps,& gpu connectors you will require.

In all honesty, even a good quality 500w unit is not likely to run CF/SLI on mid range
GPU's, and def won't handle higher range gpu's.

If you can post some specifics to what I mentioned above, I can search for some
reliable PSU options.


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March 5, 2013 10:37:50 PM

hmm i havent rlly planned that future system.. but based on what u said.. its better for me to just get a psu for this current system (which is a barely decent pc) and when time comes to make that strong system get a good 70$ + psu for it to go along with everything...

as for o1die hmm that xfx proseries looks pretty good but idk that brand are they known for quality psu's?

also is this any good ive heard bad things about rosewill except there capstone series.. and ive read that rosewill green and stallion arent good but is this any good?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-182-...
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a c 299 ) Power supply
March 5, 2013 10:59:57 PM

ReLisk said:
hmm i havent rlly planned that future system.. but based on what u said.. its better for me to just get a psu for this current system (which is a barely decent pc) and when time comes to make that strong system get a good 70$ + psu for it to go along with everything...

as for o1die hmm that xfx proseries looks pretty good but idk that brand are they known for quality psu's?


Hi - good idea to get a reliable <$70 PSU now and upgrade if you need to
when the CF/SLI day comes.

As for XFX, very good PSU's. No need to worry on any of the models oldie linked.
Also consider the XFX 550 @ $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or the capstone 450 @ $65:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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March 5, 2013 11:13:34 PM

but if im going with that idea wouldnt it make sense to just not bother getting a sli/cf capable one now ? so if i were to take off sli and cf off my need list which wud best match my wonderfull 50$ budget that can be stretched upwards
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a c 299 ) Power supply
March 5, 2013 11:19:00 PM

ReLisk said:
but if im going with that idea wouldnt it make sense to just not bother getting a sli/cf capable one now ? so if i were to take off sli and cf off my need list which wud best match my wonderfull 50$ budget that can be stretched upwards


Agree with that, I didn't link any PSU's for CF/SLI, you have already found the sub <$50 psu,
you linked the cx430 above. That's what I'd do, reliable inexpensive power, and won't be a
wasted investment when you do upgrade for SLI/CF.
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March 5, 2013 11:32:00 PM

aight thinking of going with that last 2 questions here then.

1. is this better than that corsair or shud i stick with corsair? : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-182-...

2. last question hang in there with me lol :p  shud i just spend 15$ more (since the corsair is 45$ but on deal for -5$ so 40% not to mention its 20$ rebate brings it to a whopping 24$ lol...) for this one that old1e posted: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 299 ) Power supply
March 6, 2013 1:19:51 AM

ReLisk said:
aight thinking of going with that last 2 questions here then.

1. is this better than that corsair or shud i stick with corsair? : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-182-...

2. last question hang in there with me lol :p  shud i just spend 15$ more (since the corsair is 45$ but on deal for -5$ so 40% not to mention its 20$ rebate brings it to a whopping 24$ lol...) for this one that old1e posted: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
?


Hi again - if the $15 is not an issue, then get the XFX, I believe it to
be a little bit better unit & has a couple more amps on the +12v rail.
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March 6, 2013 1:39:03 AM

Aight thank you ill decide if i have between those and choose tyvm toyftw for all ur help. and same to u o1die. oh and ill take the rosehill ignore as a no to it.

TYVM to all and to all a GD night

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