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post #1 of 15
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This might get asked alot, sorry. Alright I finally got to order 3700+ Sandy + 2x1gb Crucial pc4000 RAM with an evga 7600gt video card. Now my concern is getting a new psu to replace my 350w. I'm looking to spend only $30, am I cheating myself there? Are there any good psu's with the 430w-500w range at that price? And if not what would be a good midrange psu?
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post #2 of 15
some cheap ones here, 550 watt

psu is an important part, balance it out

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati....asp?CatId=106
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post #3 of 15
Look into some ThermalTake PSU, you can get a nice one for around $40 that works great
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post #4 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by JacKz5o
Look into some ThermalTake PSU, you can get a nice one for around $40 that works great
Thermaltake PSU's are iffy at best. Get a nice cheap fortron/FSP Power Group, Those things are monsters.

The 450 watt FSP/fortron should be able to power that system with ease and only costs around 40-60 dollars.
    
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post #5 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by r3tard
Thermaltake PSU's are iffy at best. Get a nice cheap fortron/FSP Power Group, Those things are monsters.

The 450 watt FSP/fortron should be able to power that system with ease and only costs around 40-60 dollars.
Can't say I agree with you there. I have a cheapass TR2 and its very stable for the money. It may not put out loads on the amperage but it does the job and powers my rig with ease.
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post #6 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Jester
Can't say I agree with you there. I have a cheapass TR2 and its very stable for the money. It may not put out loads on the amperage but it does the job and powers my rig with ease.
I guess it was a very subjective opinion but the ones I've had to work with in friend's PC's were good for gaming, but didn't have the stability to overclock well, but overclocked nevertheless.
    
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post #7 of 15
im sure this is a great deal, $39.99 for 550 Watt Diablo (sleeved)

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post #8 of 15
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Thanks guys, I found this. Ultra V 400w free after rebate. http://shop1.outpost.com/product/458...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

After consideration, I'll wait for a good deal on a thermaltake psu.
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post #9 of 15
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103013

I hear these Sparkle PSU's are pretty amazing actually.

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post #10 of 15
Where did you hear that? I know there are tons of cheap sparkles out there
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