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my friend needs a new psu that will last and is reliable and energy saving, etc
i thought 700-750w was good but maybe less will suffice. but i want to leave room for upgrades
rig is similar to my sig rig
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Corsair TX650 v2 will be more than enough for your rig, if it's that similar than this is definitely fine. A good 500W would seriously be enough, such as the Antec EA-500D but won't leave a whole lot of room for upgrades.
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Originally Posted by itzzjason View Post
my friend needs a new psu that will last and is reliable and energy saving, etc
i thought 700-750w was good but maybe less will suffice. but i want to leave room for upgrades
rig is similar to my sig rig
His rig, or yours, would be fine with a 450w unit.

What's the budget he is looking at? There are some very efficient design at that low of a load, but they are not cheap.

Lepa G500-MA would be an excellent option for him. The price is also stunning.
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post #4 of 4
FSP Aurum 500W is also okay, though the Lepa G500-MA should be significantly better. I guess if you want to save around $30 it's not a bad option if high efficiency is desired. It's should be reasonably reliable--though not a top unit in that regard--and it has a 5 year warranty. Efficiency meets 80 plus gold.
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