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January 3, 2013 3:10:52 PM

Hello,
I am a first time computer builder and I have already built the computer and so far everything works, components are as follows:

Intel Core i3 3220 @ 3.3 Ghz

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Mode

BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

MSI DVD Burner 24X DVD R 8X DVD RW 24X DVD-R 8X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DH-24AS U88

MSI R6850 Power Edition 1GB GDDR5

APEVIA ATX-CB700W 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - OEM

Now I know that the PSU is terrible and that is what I want to replace, so I need some options on a PSU that will be good for my build. My budget is less than $100 and it would take me a while to build up the money. Any opinions would help. Thank you!



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January 4, 2013 12:06:26 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Buwish
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a c 106 B Homebuilt system
January 4, 2013 2:29:33 AM

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 4, 2013 2:34:37 AM

If you've already got that Apevia in your build and you aren't experiencing any problems, I wouldn't bother replacing it. Especially if you are low on funds. Your setup is not terribly power hungry, so even if that thing is giving 2/3 of the rated power, you'll be fine.



January 4, 2013 2:37:33 AM

As above, that 700w is an overkill, a decent 500w PSU would be more than enough
a c 106 B Homebuilt system
January 4, 2013 2:42:31 AM

^ I think hes more concerned with the quality of the PSU than its wattage.
APEVIA has a pretty horible reputation, its not 80+ Certified nor does it have Active PFC. According to its specifications it can only put out 588W on the 12v (which is the only rail of importance really, it powers the CPU, GPU, Mobo/RAM and anything connected to a Molex)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Besides, a 700W for $40 isnt to be trusted.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 4, 2013 4:00:10 AM

I wouldn't buy an Apevia PSU, but I don't know if I can recommend tossing it, either. I mean if it is working, you might as well use it.
January 4, 2013 2:18:36 PM

Yeah I know it is working, but I am more worried about the reliability of it, and I have been looking at other psu's. I'm leaning toward the XFX Core Edition Pro 550W. I could hopefully have that money saved up within a few weeks.

a b B Homebuilt system
January 4, 2013 2:51:20 PM

Something else will be on sale in a few weeks, so it's best to check when you have the money. XFX is great, but Antec and others go on sale regularly, too.

If the old one is working, you could probably get $20-30 on ebay for it. Not everyone cares enough to buy a good PSU.
January 4, 2013 2:56:46 PM

That is true so I will keep looking. However, I think I am going to keep the Apevia because, although it is not reliable, I could always use a backup.
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