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Hello, I'm currently building a new pc for multimedia and light gaming and would like to know if this Xigmatek PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...igmatek%20400w is good enough to power my AMD Phenom II X2 560 BE, Asus M5A78L-M LX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0m5a78l-m%20lx, a couple of 120mm fans and a ATI Radeon 5450 http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...ct_id=0352334? Thanks
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It may be enough but that PSU is overrated...
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It should power it just fine for what you'll be using it for.
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I wouldn't even use that as a paper weight.


I would get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139026
Edited by andrewmchugh - 7/21/11 at 5:50pm
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
I wouldn't even use that as a paper weight.


I would get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139026

Lol I thought it was a good PSU because of the reviews but wasn't sure. Thanks for the input. I do feel a little more comfortable purchasing a Corsair because of they're quality.
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It's not that bad: Overclockers review. A little high on the ripple and only a single 6-pin pci connector, but for a basic computer, perfect. I put one in my daughters build and it is working fine (and silent).

On the other hand, that CX430 is also a great basic supply. I put one of those in my spare bedroom build, and it is working great. A little louder than the Xigmatek if that matters to you.

Oh, one more thing - the build quality of the Xigmatek is noticeably better than the CX.
Edited by Badwrench - 7/22/11 at 5:29am
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
I wouldn't even use that as a paper weight.


I would get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139026
Funny, it seems that if its not Corsair, Seasonic, Antec most people say "its crap". This is not always true. I have seen threads for any of those brands above failing. Meanwhile I have seen other "crap" PSUs outlast those brands. Like mine. 4 years and many upgrades later still going. And don't get me started on the fiances Dell with still from the factory 10 years ago PSU with burned out cooling fan still cranking away happily(yet dustily) in her Pentium 4 system that she refuses to let me replace(just need a mobo for her new system, don't tell her). Fact is that some people don't necessarily have the budget sometimes, or are limited to whatever is offered in their geological location due to whatever reason. Is there a higher failure/meltdown rate in lower PSUs? Sure. But please keep in mind that people get what they can afford/obtain. When my PowerUp! Psu released it Blue Smoke Spirit(part of a barebones kit back when my Dell melted a few capacitors and I needed a computer but only had $200) I had not enough money for a Corsair, Antec, or Seasonic PSU. So I got what I could afford. This little Ultra has seved me well. The Xigmatek PSUs seem to be getting decent reviews. I have seen more than one person recommend them. While they may not be the quality of the Big 3 it does not mean it won't be sufficient for your needs. Like Badwrench said though its ripple is a bit high so if you are gonna go with the Xiggy watch for that.
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Originally Posted by Erick Silver View Post
Funny, it seems that if its not Corsair, Seasonic, Antec most people say "its crap". This is not always true. I have seen threads for any of those brands above failing. Meanwhile I have seen other "crap" PSUs outlast those brands. Like mine. 4 years and many upgrades later still going. And don't get me started on the fiances Dell with still from the factory 10 years ago PSU with burned out cooling fan still cranking away happily(yet dustily) in her Pentium 4 system that she refuses to let me replace(just need a mobo for her new system, don't tell her). Fact is that some people don't necessarily have the budget sometimes, or are limited to whatever is offered in their geological location due to whatever reason. Is there a higher failure/meltdown rate in lower PSUs? Sure. But please keep in mind that people get what they can afford/obtain. When my PowerUp! Psu released it Blue Smoke Spirit(part of a barebones kit back when my Dell melted a few capacitors and I needed a computer but only had $200) I had not enough money for a Corsair, Antec, or Seasonic PSU. So I got what I could afford. This little Ultra has seved me well. The Xigmatek PSUs seem to be getting decent reviews. I have seen more than one person recommend them. While they may not be the quality of the Big 3 it does not mean it won't be sufficient for your needs. Like Badwrench said though its ripple is a bit high so if you are gonna go with the Xiggy watch for that.
Exactly. And as far as ripple is concerned, you are never going to load the rig enough to even worry about it with just multimedia and light gaming.
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Thanks for the input guys and Crystal. I think I'll get the Corsair CX430 since it's the same price after rebate. Seems like a better investment going down the road if I do upgrade to mid-high range video card.
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