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Long story short, my PSU is burning at any usage above 450watts. So I need a new PSU. I'm not exactly sure what would be the best wattage for my build, as I'm going to be going for at least a 4ghz OC on my cpu, and I'm going to have my graphics card overclock running all the time. Oh, and by my PSU burning, I mean it's literally burning. My budget is as cheap as I can make it while still getting a good PSU. Preferably 75$ or under.
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post #2 of 12
OVERKILL BUT ..

XFX Core Edition PRO650W
(XFX uses Seasonic as the OEM)

$59 after rebate.
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For your system, any decent 400w unit would be fine. It really depends on what your budget is.

You could go as expensive as something like a Kingwin Lazer Platinum 550w or a Seasonic X-560 and have excellent power output, as well as top of the line efficiency.
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post #4 of 12
A Corsair CX500 would be fine or Antec HCG620
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post #5 of 12
I would go with Andrew's choice in case you want to upgrade your GPU you will be future proof. You could par example upgrade to a 580 with the Corsair 650.
post #6 of 12
Better to be overkill than not having enough power in the future i suggest you go for the 650w+ just incase u want to go with a super GPu later or a medium cf or sli
post #7 of 12
This definitely isn't the best unit under $75, but IMHO the best option now considering the price is the Antec Neo Eco 520C at $50 - $10 promo code (ends 10/19) - $5 MIR, free shipping:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371030

That's good enough for most any single GPU setup. It's mostly the same as the Antec HCG mentioned earlier (Seasonic S12II), pretty good but not amazing. It's definitely most in line with "cheap as I can make it while still getting a good PSU."

Actually nevermind that's not true, as the Corsair CX430 V2 is about $40, $20 AMIR shipped, and that's also sufficient for the current build. It's kind of good, depending on what you consider good. Anyway, it's definitely not bad.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139026
Edited by mikeaj - 10/15/11 at 11:15am
post #8 of 12
I tend to favor Corsair and Antec for my PSUs

I know I haven't given you a specific one to look at, but here is my ten cents:
"The PSU is one of the ONLY units for your computer that doesn't really change in design (so in general, it has a super long lifespan). So invest your money in something that will last."

Ex: you may not use it now, but if you get an 850w PSU, it gives you the option in your future to scale up to a good SLi/Crossfire config. So this 850w will last from build to build.

Last Ex: You can save money in the long run!(prices are by no means exact, just using them for example) You buy a 500w PSU now for $50 and pass up the 850w for $100. Well, down the road you get the chance to buy a GTX580! Well, then you want to go SLi so you can do Surround! Well, now you have to go back and buy the 850w for $100. Now you have spent a total of $150 when you could have just spend $100 in the first place.

So...in general, I suggest looking into the direction you may want future builds to go and plan for that!

I hope this helps you in some way
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post #9 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
OVERKILL BUT ..

XFX Core Edition PRO650W
(XFX uses Seasonic as the OEM)

$59 after rebate.
Im liking the looks of this one, and I probably will be getting a GPU upgrade next year. I'll check that one out

-Edit- I need one with decent length cables, enough to cover a full tower. I'm gonna do some cable management , and I need long cables. My PSU looks like it was made for a mini tower
Edited by lostmage - 10/15/11 at 11:47am
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XFX TS 650w Corsair Carbide 200r Fiio E10/E9 Stack AKG Q701 
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by lostmage View Post
Im liking the looks of this one, and I probably will be getting a GPU upgrade next year. I'll check that one out

-Edit- I need one with decent length cables, enough to cover a full tower. I'm gonna do some cable management , and I need long cables. My PSU looks like it was made for a mini tower
If you need longer cables, I know Corsair naturally makes it's CPU cables extra long. I wouldn't worry too much though. You can always get nice single sleeved extension cables like the ones by NZXT.
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