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I had some extra parts lying around and i wanted to see how much of a difference a SSD makes on an old machine so i have an AXP 1800+ 1GB DDR400, ABIT KR7A-133R, Geforce FX 5600ULTRA a SATAII card and my 32GB X25-E. (add in NIC and sound card as well)

Gonna put windows 7 on it and see how it goes


But the 1 part im short is a power supply. I know i wont need much for power so whats the cheapest i can get with it still being a decent reliable brand. Im not really familiar with a lot of the off brands that may be re-badges of more well known brands so thats why im asking
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If your not running anything power hungry, get something in the 350W-400W Range. I'd go Antec, Thermaltake, or Rosewill for their power supply's. And, Corsair too! Not really sure what to recommend, Just read their reviews on newegg, depending on what you want in a power supply.
post #3 of 13
corsair
XFX
coolermaster
antec - spelling

something between 350 and 500 (this way it is also a nice backup) for those dreaded moments

those are all good power supplies
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post #4 of 13
I've seen some of the Antec Earth Watts PSU's go on sale for as cheap as $18 AMIR - something in the 350w range (which would still be more power than the computer would ever need)
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post #5 of 13
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Well i mean i see something like this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371033

which is a great deal for $40

but

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817822006

is $15 lol, but ive never heard of them 0_o
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post #6 of 13
so for an extra 5$ you get an extra year so it makes it 4 years for a psu warentee... intresting... worth it if you want to kill the stupid thing.

lol
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post #7 of 13
Darn if you live by me I would give you a free old psu 520 ocz lol. but you are about 1300 miles away lol.
Edited by beetlespin - 6/14/11 at 11:31am
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blindsay View Post
Well i mean i see something like this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371033

which is a great deal for $40

but

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817822006

is $15 lol, but ive never heard of them 0_o
You've never heard of Diablotek? Well now you have... and you now also know to stay away from them, always.
post #9 of 13
Socket A? Does it have a 4-pin motherboard connector or no?

If not then you need an ATX v1.3 PSU, not a modern ATX12V PSU.

This is the best half-decent ATX 1.3 PSU available:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-006-_-Product
(It's an ATNG built unit, better than most ATX 1.3 PSUs you can find nowadays).

There used to be a Zippy 300W ATX unit available some places, but it's disappeared.
post #10 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Socket A? Does it have a 4-pin motherboard connector or no?

If not then you need an ATX v1.3 PSU, not a modern ATX12V PSU.

This is the best half-decent ATX 1.3 PSU available:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-006-_-Product
(It's an ATNG built unit, better than most ATX 1.3 PSUs you can find nowadays).

There used to be a Zippy 300W ATX unit available some places, but it's disappeared.
yeah it does not have the 4 pin motherboard connector. what would happen if i used a modern ATX12V instead of the 1.3? (just curious) and thanks for the suggestion
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