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So I am building a new pc for my grandfather. He only uses it for the regular browsing, some office and watching pictures etc. So I want to build him a i3-2100 and use the hd2000, 1 hdd or ssd (he likes it quick). But this pc wil run very low power. What psu should I use? I want a very reliable psu. I like Corsair as a brand and only saw their cx430 as lower power output. Does anyone have other recommendations?
 
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You can have a look at the Thermaltake TR2 380W, solid unit. A dude I know uses his MSI 6850 on it.
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So I am building a new pc for my grandfather. He only uses it for the regular browsing, some office and watching pictures etc. So I want to build him a i3-2100 and use the hd2000, 1 hdd or ssd (he likes it quick). But this pc wil run very low power. What psu should I use? I want a very reliable psu. I like Corsair as a brand and only saw their cx430 as lower power output. Does anyone have other recommendations?
Where are you buying from?(link the shop/s).. do you plan on adding a discrete graphics card at some point?.. do you already have a case?.. if not, why not buy something with an integrated PSU from Antec(for example).
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You can have a look at the Thermaltake TR2 380W, solid unit. A dude I know uses his MSI 6850 on it.
That's actually a very solid FSP unit.
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I found the tr-380p but it is 59 euros.
The Corsair 430cxv2 is 39,99. Is it much better than the corsair?

Are the be quiet psus any good?

Edit: i am planning to buy him a nice small lian li black brushed aluminum case without power. No gfx card in the future. For sure. Planning on buying from www.alternate.nl
Edited by Hukkel - 4/11/12 at 5:19am
 
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You can build a SFF (small form factor) build with an i3 and an ASRock H67M-ITX motherboard paired up with a SG05. The SG05 has an included 450W PSU.
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Originally Posted by Hukkel View Post

I found the tr-380p but it is 59 euros.
The Corsair 430cxv2 is 39,99. Is it much better than the corsair?
Are the be quiet psus any good?
Edit: i am planning to buy him a nice small lian li black brushed aluminum case without power. No gfx card in the future. For sure. Planning on buying from www.alternate.nl

Yes go with the cx430. It's a good unit from corsair and can run %100 without blowing up smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Hukkel View Post

I found the tr-380p but it is 59 euros.
The Corsair 430cxv2 is 39,99. Is it much better than the corsair?
Are the be quiet psus any good?
Edit: i am planning to buy him a nice small lian li black brushed aluminum case without power. No gfx card in the future. For sure. Planning on buying from www.alternate.nl

If the price is less for the Corsair one, go with that. That's a solid unit too! thumb.gif
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I found the tr-380p but it is 59 euros.
The Corsair 430cxv2 is 39,99. Is it much better than the corsair?
Are the be quiet psus any good?
Edit: i am planning to buy him a nice small lian li black brushed aluminum case without power. No gfx card in the future. For sure. Planning on buying from www.alternate.nl

I see, then both of them are far too large for the setup... you're looking at ~70W loads there(tops), the CX430 is far too large and will return trash efficiency at any loads(~70%)... from Alternate I'd suggest picking a BeQuiet Efficient Power 350W... but if you can buy from somewhere else, look for a Huntkey Jumper 300 Gold or an LC-Power Silver Shield 300..... you should be able to find either at Zerocom or Afuture.
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Thanks for the help everyone! + rep all round.

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Thanks for the help everyone! + rep all round.
@Sin; are you Dutch?

Nope, but I'm EU as well... and I'm very familiar with the EU market.
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