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I am looking to buy a new psu... but I always but cheap stuff.
was looking here http://www.geeks.com/products.asp?cat=PWR
I just wana be able to oc and run a 460 gpu. the psu will replace my rosewill 400w. any suggestions i know that the 12v rail needs decent amperage also.

i dont wana spend more than $30 ish
Edited by drnilly007 - 6/6/11 at 12:57pm
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Any quality 400-450W power supply will be enough. However, what is your budget?


Edit: I see absolutely nothing good at Geeks.com. Where else can you shop?
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I can shop anywhere I just dont want to spend too much because I am saving up for a new gpu 8600gts is a little tired lol
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I don't know that model, but any $16 PSU is probably a very bad idea for a gaming machine with a dedicated modern GPU and an overclocked CPU. Look at a decent model with enough power for your system, but if you try to buy an inexpensive unit that can't push what it is rated for, you risk frying your entire system and setting yourself even further back.

I'm sure someone will recommend you a specific unit, but I strongly urge you to not cheap out and buy a sub standard PSU.

I have seen Blue Star is listed as a brand to avoid.
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Please don't skimp on the PSU. It is the single-most important part of the entire system. If you skimp on it by getting some crappy junker (that is, anything at Geeks.com), then I can almost guarantee you that you will regret it and that it will be a huge problem later on down the road. If you love your system, then please don't get just any PSU. It would be like building a human being but then giving it a really weak heart just because it saved you a ton of money.

Can you order from eBuyer and Scan.co.uk?


(I don't see any PSUs at Geeks.com that can be trusted)
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post #7 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by drnilly007 View Post
One of the worst PSUs you can buy, literally.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139026 is your best bet.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341016 is also decent for the price, after the rebate and the promo code which expires tonight.
Excluding special deals, promotions or mail-in rebates, you will not find a good PSU under $30, I guarantee it.
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Hey Shub, he lives in New England.



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post #9 of 47
Never skimp out on the power supply. You can find deals for some around $40 with rebate and that's the lowest you should go
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post #10 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Hey Shub, he lives in New England.



New England =/= England

New England is in the USA.
England is in Europe.

Big difference
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