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Well i'm building a rig for a friend and it'll consist of pretty budget parts, Phenom II X4 955, 4gb ddr3 1600, hd 6850 and I was gonna go with 600w for room to expand in the future, but all the 80 plus certified psu's are more expensive than some of the others. Does a PSU not being 80 plus certified guarantee it to be bad?
post #2 of 10
Short answer: Yes. Grab one from this list to ensure you're getting a quality power supply. Cheaping out on a power supply can do horrible things to your computer, so just grab one of the recommended ones. It's vital.

Just a note, do as I say, not as I do. I completely regret buying this piece of crap.
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It doesn't necessarily guarantee it to be bad, but 80 Plus Certified PSUs are better. And the ranking would be like 80 Plus Certified < 80 Plus Bronze < Silver < Gold < Platinum.

For a decent PSU go with this IMO. With the 10% promo code (only lasts for another hour!) you're looking at $55.98 shipped. It's not the best, but it's alright for the price and 630W will be plenty of room. However you could totally get by on a decent ~400W like this for that rig as long as he doesn't want to crossfire later.
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Yes Most Quality PSU'S are 80+, but don't use that as a guideline, look for quality Antec or Corsairs, i prefer Antec, simply because i have better personal experience,
I'd suggest this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371031 Over the Rosewell, simply because of its build quality. I have one and have never ONCE heard it.
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Well as i listed those aren't the most taxing components, I didn't think I would need an 80plus psu even to run parts like that.
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Well as i listed those aren't the most taxing components, I didn't think I would need an 80plus psu even to run parts like that.
You don't but in the future he WILL need to buy another so spend an extra 20$ now and save him the headache trust me, don't make the mistake i made buying a crappy PSU then buying a good one 3 months later
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Yes Most Quality PSU'S are 80+, but don't use that as a guideline, look for quality Antec or Corsairs, i prefer Antec, simply because i have better personal experience,
I'd suggest this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371031 Over the Rosewell, simply because of its build quality. I have one and have never ONCE heard it.
$70 for a 620 watt, c'mon. You could get a 650 Bronze certified for $5 cheaper.

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Originally Posted by venomblade View Post
Well as i listed those aren't the most taxing components, I didn't think I would need an 80plus psu even to run parts like that.
PSU is one of the most vital parts of the system, there is no reason to skimp on it. And if you want to be as cheap as possible get the CX430W V2 for $35 after rebate.

I mean how much exactly do you want to spend on this?
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$70 for a 620 watt, c'mon. You could get a 650 Bronze certified for $5 cheaper.



PSU is one of the most vital parts of the system, there is no reason to skimp on it. And if you want to be as cheap as possible get the CX430W V2 for $35 after rebate.

I mean how much exactly do you want to spend on this?
Goodcatch lol, Both Great Psu's i just hate the green color ._.
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Op read this
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