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and is a 430 enough power?
What are you planning on upgrading to?
    
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430W may or may not be enough. We need details about your upgrade. However, if whatever PSU you want is dirt cheap or not a well-known brand/one that a lot OCN members recommend, don't buy it. It WILl kill your system.
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post #23 of 47
Just for consideration, Its received good reviews here: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...y=#ReviewStart

But really I think you should consider spending between $40-$60 on a decent PS
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post #24 of 47
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and is a 430 enough power?
It is enough. And the $16 650W PSU is actually way worse, I doubt it can deliver more than 200W realistically. There are no general rules about labeling a PSU, so shady companies can take a crap PSU and label it 650W like that Blue Star hunk-o-junk.
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That Rocket Fish Modular will be a Mid Range performer. I have the 550w modular and my only complaint is the 8pin connector is almost to short to be bottom mounted. It would make a much better hold off than the DiabloTek or the Geek junker.
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post #26 of 47
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That is an OK unit. It's very similar internally to a Corsair VX550, meaning the platform is solid if a bit outdated. Some of the electrolytics are Chinese rather than the Chemi-Con caps found in the VX550, this is a fairly standard cost-cutting measure but won't make a huge difference.
So long as you use it as a 550W unit rather than a 700W unit, it's quite decent. Just don't assume it's a 700W unit. It's not.
post #27 of 47
Some of OCZ's 400W PSU's aren't too bad. I'd take that over the Generic Anyway.

Also there is the Thermaltake TR2 430W which isn't a bad performer either.

I got the OCZ Fatal!ty 400W in my rig and the TR2 on my HTPC both alright psus.
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New England =/= England

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

Big difference
I made a mistake. Sorry. I haven't been in school for about 14 years. So, I'm not really paying attention to these things anymore.


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No, unless you are building a computer for your worst mortal enemy.

Can you afford any more than $20? I mean your first choice was a $16 power supply, and now you're looking at a $12 unit. So if you can't afford much more than this, then I strongly recommend that you save up so that you can afford at least $50-$60.


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and is a 430 enough power?
It depends on the PSU. Like I said, any quality 400-450W power supply will be enough.

Can you afford $50-$60?
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This is the best deal you will find. This is one of the better Huntkey PSU's. I pushed 450 watts off of it for a few months and it did just fine.

    
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No, unless you are building a computer for your worst mortal enemy.

Can you afford any more than $20? I mean your first choice was a $16 power supply, and now you're looking at a $12 unit. So if you can't afford much more than this, then I strongly recommend that you save up so that you can afford at least $50-$60.
To be fair to Rocketfish (like I mentioned earlier), this particular unit is decent. It's just a 550W unit, not a 700W unit. It's eBay, so the price may go up, but for $12.50 + $15 shipping, it's a good deal. So long as you use it as a 550W unit. It's basically a modular Corsair VX550 with lower quality caps. One can do a lot worse
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