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post #1 of 9 Old 03-08-2011, 06:18 PM - Thread Starter
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i need a new psu to power a pretty simple desktop
radeon hd 4850
phenom II 840
4 gigs g skill 1600 ram
2 hard drives
a few fans

seeing as this is a very budget build, i wouldnt want it to be more than $40.
i know psu's are very important and everything so i was wondering how many watts i should need (mabe a little room for future expansion) and some good options.

i was thinking
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo
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- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

i know theyre not too good
so tell me what you guys think
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Never uses those models but the Thermaltake 520W has been put in many budget build and not one has failed yet... and one's been going strong for about 4+ years.
But it's out of stock @ the egg.
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817153025

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Those two are crap. Get a Corsair CX430 or an Antec EA-380D. The latter is a bit more than $40 but it's a step-up from the CX430 in terms of quality.

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Those two are crap. Get a Corsair CX430 or an Antec EA-380D. The latter is a bit more than $40 but it's a step-up from the CX430 in terms of quality.
beat me to it

Or an antec neo Eco 400w

Really anything on our PSU FAQ in the sub 400w category should be fine.
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yeah corsair 430

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=corsair%20430


19.99 after mail in rebate

Promo code: EMCKGKG26
10% off expires 3/9/11

Not sure if the promo code still works but even at 19.99 it's awesome.

and free shipping, oh boy
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alright thanks, ill probably buy that

having done some research
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...in%20ABT-450MM
is supposed to be pretty good for a low end power supply also

bt i just realized that shipping kills it

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alright thanks, ill probably buy that

having done some research
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...in%20ABT-450MM
is supposed to be pretty good for a low end power supply also

bt i just realized that shipping kills it
that looks like an old design, seeing all the AMPs on the 3v and 5v

get the corsair 430 and call it a day

Heck get this http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...9-atx-mid.html and youll have a case too
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thanks, i ended up getting that corsair 430 along with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146041
for about 35$ also

wow, im happy, this build only cost me around $300

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just realized http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341038 is $30 at a local microcenter....
did i make the right choice by getting a corsair 430 for $15?

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