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post #1 of 9
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Since I'm poor, but my PC needs a slight overhaul, I'm making a shopping list for a few components. One of these is a new PSU to replace the junk stock one I got with the case. Do any of you have any recommendations?

Ideally, this PSU needs these qualities:
  • Low-ish price
  • Decent quality
  • Good looks
  • Long cable length (to get around my humongous GPU)
  • Cable sleeving is a must
  • Somewhat easy to hide in-case
  • About 4 molex plugs

It'll be powering approximately about 500w/550w in load.
Thanks a ton in advance for any advice :3
Edited by Somakitsune - 7/19/11 at 7:36am
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post #2 of 9
What's it going to be powering? Kind of important to have an idea of load before recommending a psu.
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Thread Starter 
Knew I forgot something, sorry

It'll be powering pretty much everything detailed in my build spec above. 1 graphics card, 3 case fans, mobo, CD drive. I'd say about 500w worth of components, at least.
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post #4 of 9
Corsair cx430v2?

But we need precise system specs.

Edit. You need no where near 500w, probably wont even pull more than ~200w during normal use.
Edited by Kasp1js - 7/19/11 at 7:39am
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post #5 of 9
If Its powering your sig, you will be fine with a good 400w psu, but go higher if you can squeeze it into your budget to provide more room for upgrades.

The sticky thread on recommended power supplies here is a good place to start.
     
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post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Kasp1js: I figured, but I want to get as high a max as I can in order to up the capacity in case I want to overclock/upgrade/etc. in the future.

alltoasters: Yup, that's what I was getting at. I want to get as much power available for future upgrades and power intensive mods. Thanks for the link! :3
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post #7 of 9
Had this Xigmatek PSU arrive yesterday. Pretty much fits what you said you are looking for. I've only had it for 24 hour's but man is it running cold, silent, nice and sleeved, all of that. Long cords too.

ModxStream is pretty nice too.
Edited by jagz - 7/19/11 at 8:51am
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post #8 of 9
Corsair CX600 - Great PSU.
post #9 of 9
If you can get your hands on an OCZ ModXStreme Pro 500w you will be set. Very reliable PSU(its even on the recommended PSU list), and its almost fully modular for WAY less than most modular PSUs(Definite bonus).
I actually like this thing more than any of the Corsair or Antec stuff ive used in the past. It feels more solid in my hands and the fact that its modular gives it a massive leg up on the other PSUs in the same price range and even the same wattage range.
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