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Is rosewill on the list of recommended powersupplies?
The green series 430W, 530W, and 630W, are very well made and come highly recommended. The 700W one not so much. Also, the HIVE series is making a great entrance and seems to be very nicely made stuff.
     
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I don't want to make a new thread since I'm asking something related. I am looking for a PSU that isn't too expensive but that will allow me to overclock decently. I may buy a better processor fan and heatsink later on. No GPU right now and maybe light gaming (older games) in the future.

I saw the thread for recommendations and I've read that the Cooler Master Elite 430W is good (I would buy it with the case) or the Rosewill Green 500ish that was posted in this thread.

Would those work well for overclocking (not a crazy amount) if my main concern isn't gaming?
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The green series 430W, 530W, and 630W, are very well made and come highly recommended. The 700W one not so much. Also, the HIVE series is making a great entrance and seems to be very nicely made stuff.
Well cool. I haven't researched a low(er) wattage PSU in quite some time, but I did plenty before I bought my AX series. Cleanest 12v since Moses parted the red sea.
 
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So I stick with my GT 240 and get a new PSU and monitor.
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So I stick with my GT 240 and get a new PSU and monitor.
That'll work as well.
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So I stick with my GT 240 and get a new PSU and monitor.
Yes. This is your only option if you want to be able to upgrade in the future (or have a running rig at all). I made the same mistake when I first built mine (Logysis 485w ), and couldn't figure out why it was so unstable. Everything tested fine, then someone suggested a better psu. Went through the same debate with myself as you and finally settled on a psu. Stability achieved and now more upgrade paths.

As said before, new monitor will be useless without anything to power it.

Give us a list of what you have available or where you are shopping as well as a budget so we can keep you from buying something like that CM GX series (junk).
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You should be fine, unless your PSU can't output what it's rated for. My setup (with the gts 450) gets up to about 450 watts MAX with a 3.7ghz OC on my cpu, and my graphics card clocked at 950mhz 1.125v, which is a pretty high OC for the 450. You should be fine.
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Yes. This is your only option if you want to be able to upgrade in the future (or have a running rig at all). I made the same mistake when I first built mine (Logysis 485w ), and couldn't figure out why it was so unstable. Everything tested fine, then someone suggested a better psu. Went through the same debate with myself as you and finally settled on a psu. Stability achieved and now more upgrade paths.

As said before, new monitor will be useless without anything to power it.

Give us a list of what you have available or where you are shopping as well as a budget so we can keep you from buying something like that CM GX series (junk).
I was actually going to buy the CM 450 GX, but I buy from Ebuyer in UK.
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