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Here is the situation i have to upgrade my bosses computer to run some newer games on a tight budget. The current computer specs are as follows

Intel e2160 c2d @ 1.8ghz
2 gig ddr800
onboard video intel 945 or somthing
a no name brand 350 watt psw with 16amps on the 12volt rail

What iam planning on upgrading it to
same intel e2160 c2d but at 2.4 ghz
same menory and motherboard
a 8800 or a gtx 460 video card /depends on what i find cheaper.

My budget is very limited trying to buy used or cheap new will this psu run that rig
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171046
Edited by conzilla - 8/10/11 at 8:43am
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post #2 of 4
Honestly, like everyone will say, never cheap out on the psu. This is the cheapest I would really ever consider going:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139026
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You can't ever expect to pay less than ~$40 on average and get a good quality power supply unit. That excludes special deals or rebates which may bring that figure down from $40.
The Corsair CX430 V2 is pretty much your best bet for great value, and after the rebate it is the cheapest PSU one can buy.
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