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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
if only it came with out lights...
    
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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
That's actually a poor Andyson unit rated at Peak Power not Continuous Power.
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the aurums have higher ripple and poorer regulation, will that make any real difference?
Neither will make a noticeable impact on the system. One could argue that VRM's may get a bit warmer due to having to clean up the input a bit more; but I've never noticed a change in VRM temps by upgrading to a cleaner PSU.

Also, the FSP Aurum units only have worse Vreg on the 3.3v rail which comes in around 4% most of the time; while the Corsair CX 430v2 hit 3.5%

Both units have the 12v @ 2% and the 5v @ 3%.
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thanks TT
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thanks TT
No problem. I would like to note that it doesn't mean buying a PSU with better DC Output quality is a waste of money though; the cleaner the output the better the unit is, and generally; those are also the units that will last longer as they're built on more robust and advanced designs.
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No problem. I would like to note that it doesn't mean buying a PSU with better DC Output quality is a waste of money though; the cleaner the output the better the unit is, and generally; those are also the units that will last longer as they're built on more robust and advanced designs.

I can attest to that. I had a friend a long time ago that had an old Enermax PSU last him through like 10+ years and 15 PC... he says however that Enermax is NOT what it used to be. Sad to hear because after hearing his story I was ready to buy
    
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I can attest to that. I had a friend a long time ago that had an old Enermax PSU last him through like 10+ years and 15 PC... he says however that Enermax is NOT what it used to be. Sad to hear because after hearing his story I was ready to buy
My lord that's like 100 human years in terms of PSU life time.

That's insane.

As far as build quality goes; Enermax is still top notch. They've improved in almost all regards. In terms of performance; they're not the top dog like they were back in the 80+ Bronze / 80+ Silver days.

That doesn't mean they are bad units though. Not by any stretch of the imagination.
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I'm going to second the Corsair TX650 V2. It is a great little power supply on sale for $49.99 after rebate and coupon code that ends today at NewEgg.

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

You could run a single 460 no problem on a 550w, but why not slightly futureproof and go to a 650w? That way you can SLI down the road and not have to spend more money on a PSU and with GTX 460 prices dropping like the sky it is not a bad idea.
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http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellS...1-_-10102011_1

Antec Neo Eco 620 watt 35$ with mail in cause of shell shocker
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http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellS...1-_-10102011_1

Antec Neo Eco 620 watt 35$ with mail in cause of shell shocker
I just got one... started a NEW Newegg account (for my mom... lol) and entered the code NEWCUSTOMER10 and got a $10... so that was $45 delivered and a $20 MIR comes to only $25
    
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