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My girlfriend's psu died yesterday. It just stopped working on its own. So right now I am considering getting her a cheap but good 500-600w psu. Her computer doesn't exactly use up a lot of juice considering she only has an athlon x3 and a 5770, but i'd like to keep it later for when she will be upgrading pretty much. Probably down the road within the next year or something.
I was currently checking up the corsair HX 520w because it's on sale right now at 69.99.
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...r&promoid=1300
In that price range, what else would compete with that unit?
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Little Monster
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 3930k Rampage IV Gene EVGA Geforce GTX 670 FTW G.Skill Sniper 4x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Intel 520 Western Digital Caviar green Western Digital Caviar Blue Corsair H100 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
ap-15 x4 Windows 7 Ultimate Asus VH232H Cooler Master CM Storm Quickfire Pro 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec Earthwatts Platinum 650w Fractal Arc Mini Cooler Master Xornet 
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post #2 of 3
The HX520 is a solid but outdated unit at this point. It's 5 years old.
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=56787 is a better-performing unit which also happens to cost less.
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615 is also a great unit in the same price range, and there's a rebate that makes it considerably cheaper.
post #3 of 3
Is it just me or didn't they stop making the HX520's ages ago? I'd personally go with either the seasonic 620w psu or the Corsair tx650v2, but I think the corsair is a bit out of your price range....

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