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I am open to the idea of used... I want a little bit of room to breathe...

thinking a decent 350-450 watt would do

silence is important

would like to stay under $100 (USD)

current system:

CPU: AMD Phenom 2 555, unlocked to QUAD CORE @ 3.6GHz (water cooled)

video card: GTX 460 1GB (water cooled)

SSD: 64GB sandforce 1222

hard drive 1 (main): 1.5TB Seagate 7200.11 (old school but it gets the job done)

storage / back ups: Western Digital Green drive, 2.0TB 7200 rpm variable speed

optical: Blu ray reader (might add a burner before to long)

water cooling and fans:

FANS:
3.) Yate loons high speed 120mm @ 5v
5.) AP-13 Gentle Typhoons

Pump newer MCP-350, slow and silent wins the HTPC race
Edited by ericfx1984 - 10/10/11 at 3:12am
    
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post #2 of 19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151095

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139020

either of these would do
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The FSP Aurum 400w would suit you nicely. It's not exactly "cheap" as far as costs go, but it's well under budget.
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post #4 of 19
Antec Neo ECO 620watt on newegg shell shocker at the moment.
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Thread Starter 
what about the CORSAIR CX430 V2??? I mean it's a Corsair and it's $45 found a NIB local for $30 and another one used for $20 local
Edited by ericfx1984 - 10/10/11 at 2:45am
    
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post #6 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by ericfx1984 View Post
what about the CORSAIR CX430 V2??? I mean it's a Corsair and it's $45 found a NIB local for $30 and another one used for $20 local
They're decent little guys, but the FSP's use higher quality components and are far more efficient. In your average load pattern, it'll be 10% more efficient.
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Originally Posted by ericfx1984 View Post
what about the CORSAIR CX430 V2??? I mean it's a Corsair and it's $45 found a NIB local for $30
I've got one for my gfs rig, I like it apart from a little coil whine under very low load.
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I have found this to be a great PSU, works well on my build, cheap and has the power for me to upgrade my build

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817152036
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
They're decent little guys, but the FSP's use higher quality components and are far more efficient. In your average load pattern, it'll be 10% more efficient.
the aurums have higher ripple and poorer regulation, will that make any real difference?
post #10 of 19
The corsair one is great. Under $100, efficient, runs cool, plenty of breathing room and quiet (can't even hear it). My brother uses it and has had no issues. Loves it.
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