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post #1 of 47
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I'm planning on building a computer under $300, and I need some advice. I will probably take advantage of the AMD+Mobo deal from Microcenter and just use onboard graphics.

I found some Chinese PSU's off of eBay brand new for $10, which ship from Hong Kong, and they are 300W.

Would these be okay to use if just using a mobo with onboard graphics?
post #2 of 47
ahh no..

Just don't bother.

Get a antec earthwatts 350 watt or something for 20 bucks.
post #3 of 47
It will be fine if you wish to risk destroying your entire machine a few weeks down the line...
It is better to spend a bit extra and get a good power supply to protect your investment.
    
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post #4 of 47
If its a powmax don't worry about it damaging your hardware they blow up at boot.
post #5 of 47
good for starting fires.
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post #6 of 47
its good..... if you want your pc to blow up and burn your house down, then by all means get it.

jk but really DO NOT BUY that crap!
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post #7 of 47
Alot of people are going to complain and say different types of negative stuff, I wouldnt know what to say its up to you, but there are some better psu for like for 10 15 bucks more, if budget is a problem just go with this one.
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post #8 of 47
Please don't buy it.
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post #9 of 47
I've seen the Corsair Builder 430W for like $20 after MIR, which should be able to power something that costs $300.
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post #10 of 47
Why...would you even consider doing something like this?
    
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