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Save up some cash and buy a good PSU. I have burned up a few from Geeks. I finally sprung for an OCZ and have been trouble free since. Seriously you would be better off buying a good used one from a member here than a new shiny piece of junk from Geeks.
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Hey Shub, he lives in New England.



I'm not sure I get what you mean
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If you want to upgrade your rig soon because the Geeks PSU that cost $17.00 destroyed your computer, burnt down your house and left you homeless, then you are on the right track.

I would suggest Corsair CX430 34.99 After Rebate, really anything else around that price range does not make sense.
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Its true, dont skimp on the power supply. But...If you absolutely must go cheap these are not bad:


I bought one for my little bros computer with a OC'd Athlon X2 5600 and an OC'd ATI 4850 in it and its been working great.
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Its true, dont skimp on the power supply. But...If you absolutely must go cheap these are not bad:
http://www.amazon.com/Diablotek-600-...7395281&sr=8-1

I bought one for my little bros computer with a OC'd Athlon X2 5600 and an OC'd ATI 4850 in it and its been working great.
Those are awful! Its 5.00 less than the Corsair PSU and not worth the risk. Diablotek has an ominous reputation for building sub-par psu's.
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Yeah that seems to be the general consensus but...this one seems to be one of there better ones. Like I said I don't agree with skimping on the PS, just pointing out options. The thing hasn't let my little bro down yet.
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Yeah that seems to be the general consensus but...this one seems to be one of there better ones. Like I said I don't agree with skimping on the PS, just pointing out options. The thing hasn't let my little bro down yet.
Yeah, but working in one system for X years != good PSU.

When in doubt, read (informative) reviews on both the company's general quality, and the specific unit in question. Not saying this is the case, but your bros computer could be one hard drive away from causing failure.
    
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WOW the 12v rail is rated at 35A ......... YEA RIGHT!!!

Seriously you should buy a Corsair CX 430W , I dont know for how much they go for on geeks.com but I know i can get one for less than 40$CAD at DirectCanada.com!
Edited by DarkBlade6 - 6/6/11 at 2:57pm
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and is a 430 enough power?
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