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Ok, I need help. Normally, I'd try to find a good one myself except I know nothing about how psus work. I've tried to learn from faq's, but still dont understand. So basically, I need to find the CHEAPEST power supply that would help me get a more stable overclock. I'm gonna get a new one in the next few months.(This is soon to me) YAY!!!!!!!!

I've read here and at dfi-street.com that ultra psu's suck. I agree. I'm getting rid of it.
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FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN, 12cm FAN, version 2.0, 2 SATA, PCI Express, 450W $48.99

that would be my minimal recommendation. Good PSU, solid power, and an FSP... can't go wrong.

Well..then again, I have heard pretty good things about this one, but no personal experience with the brand, so only recommended it from hearsay:
HIPRO HP-P500W/TOP-500P5 ATX V2.01 500W $36.50

I would NOT go any cheaper
    
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Ok, this is like the 15th PSU help thread ive seen TODAY. Now im not *****ing right now, but it seems to me that no one likes to use the search utility on this site. Im sure if you searched breifly, either with the search option on this site, or look manually though the "power supplies" section of the site, you will quickly find the answer your looking for.

Ok ill give you my suggestions now.
Hiper 580 -$85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817128004
Enermax whisper II 535w - $85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103512
Silverstone 500w $89 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256001
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Thanks.
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Rick, what is the 12+v rail amperage on your PS?
    
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If you dont mind going a little bigger and more expensive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148005

Apevia 500Watt gives like 32amps on the +12v rail
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by dizzy4
If you dont mind going a little bigger and more expensive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148005

Apevia 500Watt gives like 32amps on the +12v rail
Wouldn't recommend that one. Apevia(Aspire) isn't the greatest brand. Get a FSP, OCZ, or something like that.
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Agreed. Don't get Apevia. Stick with the known brands.
    
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If you find that you are looking at $70 PSUs, go to the PC Power and Cooling site. The sell reconditioned and scratch/dent PSUs at a discount. You have to order by phone. Make sure to speak to tech support so you are sure you are getting a model with the connectors you want.

http://www.pcpower.com/specials/

Their PSUs are very high quality, but I couldn't justify paying full retail for one. Also, watch ebay if you have a couple of months. With a little luck you could hit on a good deal.
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