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My Antec Basiq 550watt PSU is pretty much shot. I'm actually surprised it last 6 years. I'm looking for a decent budget PSU with at least 2 6-pin PCIe connectors for 50 or under. I know to stay away from Raidmax, Rosewill, Coolmax and all those generic cheap PSUs. The 2 PSUs I was looking at where:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194090
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016

I honestly don't know much about Enermax, and I am not to knowledgeable about how much amperage is good for a 400-500 watt PSU.


System:
Asus P7H55-M Pro
Intel i3-550 @4.1ghz 1.34v
4GB DDR3 @ 1.5v
Sparkle GTX460 768MB Overclocked, stock Voltage.
1 7200RPM sata Drive
2 120MM Fans
1 92mm Fan

What kind of Voltages should I be looking for on the 12v and 5v? a PSU calculator recommends at least 325watt. So would I be able to run the system 24/7 on a good 400watt PSU? Can anyone recommend a decent PSU for 50 or under? Modular is optional but a plus as it is going in a matx case.
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That Enermax is pretty bad. The NAXN / Tomahawk stuff isn't actually made by Enermax and range from pretty bad to pretty good. That's the lowest-end model, worse than a lot of things Rosewill sells now and even some Raidmax and Coolmax. The OCZ ModXStream Pro is kinda decent maybe but pretty outdated and not really what you want. I guess if you want something modular, it's okay.

I don't think there are any amazing deals to be had. If you really want two PCI Express power connectors natively (no adapters) and want to stick to a $50 limit, the best bet is the Rosewill Green Series 530W, which is okay.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182199

It's a different design and from a different OEM than all the really trash, cheap PSUs Rosewill was known for selling earlier.
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Originally Posted by mikeaj View Post

That Enermax is pretty bad. The NAXN / Tomahawk stuff isn't actually made by Enermax and range from pretty bad to pretty good. That's the lowest-end model, worse than a lot of things Rosewill sells now and even some Raidmax and Coolmax. The OCZ ModXStream Pro is kinda decent maybe but pretty outdated and not really what you want. I guess if you want something modular, it's okay.
I don't think there are any amazing deals to be had. If you really want two PCI Express power connectors natively (no adapters) and want to stick to a $50 limit, the best bet is the Rosewill Green Series 530W, which is okay.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182199
It's a different design and from a different OEM than all the really trash, cheap PSUs Rosewill was known for selling earlier.

Thanks for your help. Saw that rosewill but just wasnt to sure about it. I did just notice that Amazon has a Corsair CX V2 500watt for 52 bucks. So I think im going to go with that.
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Thanks for your help. Saw that rosewill but just wasnt to sure about it. I did just notice that Amazon has a Corsair CX V2 500watt for 52 bucks. So I think im going to go with that.

The Rosewill Green 530 suggested by mike is superior to the CX 500.
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The Rosewill Green 530 suggested by mike is superior to the CX 500.

Id rather buy a corsair then a rosewill. Both are more then enough power for the rig its going to run.
post #6 of 6
Search the OCN marketplace/Craigs to find a 500w+ Corsair HX. Corsair PSUs have never let me down.
 
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