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Looking for a relatively cheap PSU. I know that for the above PC, a 250W PSU will likely suffice.

I dont mind buying Re-certified or Open Box. I live near to a MicroCenter.

Specs:
  • AMD Phenom II x2 560 Black Edition (80WTDP)
  • MSI 880G-E45 Socket AM3 880G ATX AMD (18W TDP)Onboard Video Chipset: ATI Radeon HD 4250
  • Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB DDR3 1600 (2x2GB 1.65V)
  • Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Green SATA Intellipower 64 MB Cache
  • Thermaltake V3 Black Edition ATX Mid Tower Case

Work computer that simply runs automated programs 24/7. It is never truly used by a human (except to install programs & start them). Primary tasks are refreshing numerous webpages and taking automated actions (so lets say its normal load is 10 IE tabs, magicjack, outlook 2010, and a few low intensity scripts. pages and scripts run ~once a minute).

Total cost so far $232 + 5% (tax)

Again, I am looking for a cheap PSU that will simply power my computer without killing it. So to all the "for only $XX more, you could get a super awesome ____"... TY, but No.
post #2 of 9
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It's more like a 350w but good nonetheless.
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...c%20earthwatts - Good PSU for your price range, it's a little over at $44 but I think this is one of your best choices.
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The Corsair Builders series CX-430 is on sale at Newegg.com for $39.99, free shipping, before MIR. $19.99 after MIR.Corsair CX-430

here is a review of the product. http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory4&reid=214
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Shomiyamu! View Post
Bam
It's more like a 350w but good nonetheless.
Corsair CX430 more like 350W how? It can do 430W continuous, as has been demonstrated at jonnyguru and hardwaresecrets. Granted, +12V capacity is low for a modern 430W unit, similar to what a lot of the 380W units are at, but that's not going to matter for this build anyway.

Anyhow, CX430 is as good as you're going to get on this budget.
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Corsair CX430 more like 350W how? It can do 430W continuous, as has been demonstrated at jonnyguru and hardwaresecrets. Granted, +12V capacity is low for a modern 430W unit, similar to what a lot of the 380W units are at, but that's not going to matter for this build anyway.

Anyhow, CX430 is as good as you're going to get on this budget.
It's just what I've heard from many
Sorry if I'm wrong, but it won't matter anyways
    
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post #7 of 9
Since the Antec Arthwatts 380 went up in price (it was $40 shipped), and the Corsair CX430 went down, the latter is my recommendation at that price point.

Though it's a budget PSU, it's not bad, especially at that price. They're seemingly pretty much giving them away now because the Corsair CX430 V2 is set to replace it. Considering, so far as I understand, it's pretty much the same thing tweaked for 80 Plus, yet costs $10 more plus shipping, I'd say getting the older one is a good option at $40 shipped, and that's not even considering the rebate (I, personally, never buy stuff based on rebates, but if it's there anyway...).
post #8 of 9
This one on geeks!

Only 20$ with no rebate!. It's a quality PSU.

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...PMSR-R&cat=PWR
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Originally Posted by fabrizziop View Post
This one on geeks!

Only 20$ with no rebate!. It's a quality PSU.

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...PMSR-R&cat=PWR
Much like anything at this price point, its a budget PSU, which are made with lower quality components in order to cut costs. If I were to choose between the extreme 460 and the Corsair, I would choose the Corsair. After MIR they are the same price.

Either way, the Coolermaster unit, is a better unit than the hundreds of other lower quality units out there. Ultimately its up to the OP as to what PSU he wants.
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