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post #1 of 13
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Ok, well i need a decent psu for about $50-60ish.... I was thinking about just getting the 450W with a 28A 12+ that comes with the case, but decided i should get something better than a no name brand if i want to protect my investment....

Anyways, it needs to be able to power:
an opty 165 which I'll try to overclock to 2.7-2.8ghz (setting my expectations lower)
dfi lanparty UF4-D
1gig+512mb ddr400
2-3 HDDS
7600gt (i might get a second later on, though I doubt it)
2DVD-Rs
1floppy
2 or 3 80mms+ a 120mm (leds)

The case I'll be throwing this all in is the aspire x-cruiser (black). Is this case any good? just curious...

Anyways, my main concern is the psu to get for this whole rig... is $50-60 enough for what I'm asking? if not, please inform me... thanks in advance for the help
post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by killa_concept
Ok, well i need a decent psu for about $50-60ish.... I was thinking about just getting the 450W with a 28A 12+ that comes with the case, but decided i should get something better than a no name brand if i want to protect my investment....

Anyways, it needs to be able to power:
an opty 165 which I'll try to overclock to 2.7-2.8ghz (setting my expectations lower)
dfi lanparty UF4-D
1gig+512mb ddr400
2-3 HDDS
7600gt (i might get a second later on, though I doubt it)
2DVD-Rs
1floppy
2 or 3 80mms+ a 120mm (leds)

The case I'll be throwing this all in is the aspire x-cruiser (black). Is this case any good? just curious...

Anyways, my main concern is the psu to get for this whole rig... is $50-60 enough for what I'm asking? if not, please inform me... thanks in advance for the help
Eh, don't think so. You'll probably have to at least double your spending limit if you want a good, stable PSU to power that rig. Get a FSP, OCZ, or PC P&C.
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post #3 of 13
Aspire 600w?

I think thats good, with MIR its only 70 atm...but really, you should be more like

OCz Powerstream

I think both will get the job done
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post #4 of 13
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ok... say i wont get a second 7600gt, keep the hdds to 2, and only have 1 dvd-r... does that change the price at all? I'm already sorta breakin the bank >.<

*edit*
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Originally Posted by Kopi
oooo that aspire one looks pretty sexy... fits with my case color ....good amount of connectors too... can i get a second opinion on that psu?
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by killa_concept
ok... say i wont get a second 7600gt, keep the hdds to 2, and only have 1 dvd-r... does that change the price at all? I'm already sorta breakin the bank >.<

*edit*

oooo that aspire one looks pretty sexy... fits with my case color ....good amount of connectors too... can i get a second opinion on that psu?
Yeah, you could probaby get away with a cheaper FSP or an Antec.The Aspire PSUs are not known for their quality, but I have no firsthand experience with them, so I dunno.
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post #6 of 13
i would get this one

Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W modular Power Supply 74.99-10MIRB=64.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103937
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post #7 of 13
A couple good PS in your range.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103017
$58
Even though it rated at 400w , it has dual rails of 14 & 15 a, an active PFC.

Another good choice
450w but dual 12v+ rails @ 18 & 18 a, no avtive PFC.
$49
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954
    
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post #8 of 13
Killer psu for the price.
$75
Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194002

Or a little cheaper, but plenty of power to boot.
$56
Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817128005
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I think I've decided to go with the 550w Sunbeam NUU0... heard alot of good things about em: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817709003

Thoughts?
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I think I've decided to go with the 550w Sunbeam NUU0... heard alot of good things about em: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817709003

Thoughts?
Sunbeam NUUO is the best for the money! And its great for ocing and very stable it is a very stable PSU!
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