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Hi everyone,

The PSU will be for my gf's budget build, which is currently using:

Gigabyte 970A-D3
Mushkin Silverline 4gb ddr3 1333
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black edition
Arctic Freezer Pro 7 heatsink
XFX GT240 512MB
400W PSU (stock PSU that came with some case)
Win7 Ultimate 64 bit

The GT240 has been giving me nothing but headaches for the past few months, I'm going to replace it with whatever suggestions the graphics section gives me.

I need the PSU to be less than $60, I'm working on a reaaaaaaally tight budget (need to replace GPU and case as well).

So far what I'm looking at is:

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58896&...d&promoid=1316

What do you guys think? I'd prefer to stay away from MIRs...




If I really need to, I may be willing to shell out the cash for this:

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=59339&...c&promoid=1066

But I'll wait for all your input first. Thanks for any help!


EDIT - As an aside, I believe the mobo is an ATX, will it fit in an mATX case?
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trust me, go with the earthwatts over the mushkin.

as far as video cards go, you can't go wrong with a 6950 or a 6870 or a 560 Ti
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post #3 of 15
An ATX mobo will not fit in a mATX case.

Come back for PSU suggestions after you know what VGA you'll be using
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Thanks guys, I wish I had gone for a mATX when I first bought the mobo. I had told the sales rep I needed small form factor and walked away with this mobo instead, not knowing the difference -_-.

@venom, I would love to get those, but unfortunately my budget for the card is only $100.
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post #5 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by CloudWhite View Post
Thanks guys, I wish I had gone for a mATX when I first bought the mobo. I had told the sales rep I needed small form factor and walked away with this mobo instead, not knowing the difference -_-.

@venom, I would love to get those, but unfortunately my budget for the card is only $100.
Then get this for 45$(solid Seasonic made unit) and try to stretch your VGA budget to the cheapest 6870 you can find
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the xfx will do fine
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post #7 of 15
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Then get this for 45$(solid Seasonic made unit) and try to stretch your VGA budget to the cheapest 6870 you can find
Boooo, that looked like a good unit, but it's completely out of stock Do you have any other recommendation? That price point is perfect.

@Obsidian - the gt240 is having artifacting issues, don't want to RMA since the cost of shipping can get me another 240 entirely.
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post #8 of 15
What GPU do you think you will end up getting? I don't think you'll need more than a quality 450w-500w unit unless you get a high level or power hungry GPU. Heck my rig only draws 460w when F@H and slightly less than that when gaming in ultra on BF3.

XFX 450W Core Edition $50. $30 after MIR.

Enermax Naxn ENP450AST $35

Naturally a bit more if you wan't to grab a quality 550-650w
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post #10 of 15
this is the best i could fine under $60...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371035

there are cheaper ones, but they're no-name crap brands. Only consider Antec, OCZ or Corsair.
     
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