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post #1 of 18
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This is the build,

CPU - Intel i3 2120 3.3Ghz
RAM - 8GB Patriot 1600
GPU - Power Color HD 6850 1GB
MB - Gigabyte H61M-S2PV


Im looking at these ones and need to stay in this price range.

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_441&item_id=033350

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_443&item_id=019984

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_442&item_id=036731

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_442&item_id=038031

Any input would be appreciated....

Thanks
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post #2 of 18
hey noahhova,
go to this site then fill out your specs then t will tell you how much approximate power your pc will use. try to get a power supply that will be around 200w more than your computer uses. That way its safer for future upgrades.
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Originally Posted by REAPER XD View Post

hey noahhova,
go to this site then fill out your specs then t will tell you how much approximate power your pc will use. try to get a power supply that will be around 200w more than your computer uses. That way its safer for future upgrades.
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Why on earth would he do that!?.. that's literally the worst advice you can give on these boards.

@ OP, here you go, XFX Core 450W @ 35$
post #4 of 18
didnt you read the rest of it?
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FOR FUTURE UPGRADES!
post #5 of 18
I'd go with the CX430 simply because it's 80 plus certified and you've got a good setup for power savings.

XFX are junky IMO.
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post #6 of 18
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I'd go with the CX430 simply because it's 80 plus certified and you've got a good setup for power savings.
XFX are junky IMO.

XFX isn't the OEM, and that 450w unit is quite good. Review here.
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post #7 of 18
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I'd go with the CX430 simply because it's 80 plus certified and you've got a good setup for power savings.
XFX are junky IMO.
Your advice is poor and your opinion is flawed, the Core 450W is superior to the CX430 in every possible way.
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didnt you read the rest of it?
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FOR FUTURE UPGRADES!
I see... then why not 500W or 1000W.. or even 5W?.. who knows what these future upgrades might consist of wink.gif
post #8 of 18
I would say that giving a CONSTANT (such as 200W) as a value for 'how much overhead is a good idea' is inherently flawed.

I'd say it make more sense as a % value, like, say, +20%.

Getting a 600W PSU when you only need a 400W unit (where 200W = +50%) doesn't make sense for someone on a budget.

However, getting a 1200W when you 'need' a 1000W, and aren't on a strict budget ... isn't nearly as bad of logic wink.gif
    
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post #9 of 18
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I have to get from that site. So the Corsair 430 would be the best budget buy from there?

Was only worried because it only has about 330w on the 12v rail.
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post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by noahhova View Post

I have to get from that site. So the Corsair 430 would be the best budget buy from there?
Was only worried because it only has about 330w on the 12v rail.

The units you linked are tough recommendations at those prices, the CX430 is nowhere near a good buy at 50$, none of them offer particularly good value.. and unless you go a little higher with the budget you won't get much value from that shop with any purchase...

This is a lot more than you need and it's 15$ more expensive than the Antec and OCZ units you linked, but it offers far better value than all of them and it's modular.
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