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just a cheap one im going to have to wait and save up
The PSU is the absolute WORST component to cheap out on. If it dies it stands a good chance of taking other components with it, and the cheap PSUs rarely ever actually can handle the amount of draw that's on their sticker.

Just get a 650-watt Corsair or an Antec Earthwatts.
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post #1632 of 4514
A good 400-450W will be enough to run all the components in your sig rig. Buy a bigger PSU if you plan on adding an extra card. A CX430 would be enough, and it isn't that expensive too
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post #1633 of 4514
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A good 400-450W will be enough to run all the components in your sig rig. Buy a bigger PSU if you plan on adding an extra card. A CX430 would be enough, and it isn't that expensive too
That's probably true, but I was just citing the fact that the TX650 is so cheap now. The ~400w EarthWatts PSUs are really good value too.
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The TX650 is one of the best around. It would future-proof too
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post #1635 of 4514
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The TX650 is one of the best around. It would future-proof too
I agree on this. I love this brand. In fact, I only buy this brand of PSU with the exception of Seasonic. My first Corsair unit was a 400w, 6 years ago and still rock solid until today (now powering a i5 2500 rig). Already replaced the fan twice and still rocking.
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I agree on this. I love this brand. In fact, I only buy this brand of PSU with the exception of Seasonic. My first Corsair unit was a 400w, 6 years ago and still rock solid until today (now powering a i5 2500 rig). Already replaced the fan twice and still rocking.
So you just buy Seasonic units then...
 
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So you just buy Seasonic units then...
Only when my pocket smiles on the pricetag.
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The new Antec units have really come a long way since the last generation.
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I agree on this. I love this brand. In fact, I only buy this brand of PSU with the exception of Seasonic. My first Corsair unit was a 400w, 6 years ago and still rock solid until today (now powering a i5 2500 rig). Already replaced the fan twice and still rocking.
Corsair used to be really solid all across their range, they have slipped lately I feel (or maybe not being in the front). It used to be very easy to recommend a PSU, a Corsair was always a good and solid choice. Now tho with especially the CX series they ride their good name from past. Mind you they still sells really top notch PSUs (AX and HX mainly), but no longer Corsair PSU=all good, why choose anything else?
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Corsair used to be really solid all across their range, they have slipped lately I feel (or maybe not being in the front). It used to be very easy to recommend a PSU, a Corsair was always a good and solid choice. Now tho with especially the CX series they ride their good name from past. Mind you they still sells really top notch PSUs (AX and HX mainly), but no longer Corsair PSU=all good, why choose anything else?
I haven't heard anything BAD about the CX series; they're just not the BEST at their price point as far as I know. I still like the TX, HX, and AX series' a lot better though.
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