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Building a budget rig for a friend, and compusa has a ton of these things in store.

They're priced relatively cheap, and I was wondering if they are any good. The specs look pretty good.

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Short story:NO
I bought an Ultra LSP 750 PSU..and It wouldn't power an OC'd 965 BE + 5850
This is where I learned about amperage on 12v rails..you want most of them there..single rail is good, too.
I stuck that LSP 750 in an Athlon II build with a 5850 and sold it biggrin.gif
hey..It was enough for that..just not enough for me ninja.gif
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This is just gonna be an i3 2100 and gtx460
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post #4 of 35
I would avoid them. Had a 500 watt modular that just quit working for no reason powering a Pentium D system. If you want a reliable reasonable priced PSU look at newegg's Rosewill line.
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This is just gonna be an i3 2100 and gtx460

This should handle that just fine http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182199
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Quote:
Originally Posted by XAslanX View Post

I would avoid them. Had a 500 watt modular that just quit working for no reason powering a Pentium D system. If you want a reliable reasonable priced PSU look at newegg's Rosewill line.

Yep +1 to Rosewill.
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post #6 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Droogie View Post

This is just gonna be an i3 2100 and gtx460
As XAslanX suggested above, pick a Rosewill Capstone 450W unit from newegg, much better than anything Ultra is selling and a perfect fit for that setup.
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I vote for the Rosewill green 530 tongue.gif
or for cheaper..430..
 
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post #8 of 35
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I should have specified it needs to be modular. Itx build.

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post #9 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Droogie View Post

I should have specified it needs to be modular. Itx build.
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Just snip the cables you don't need.
There. Modular.

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Quote:
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Just snip the cables you don't need.
There. Modular.
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