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Thermaltake 430W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153023

It seems like you get a lot of PSU for the money with this one. I love the fact that it has sleeved cables. 966 reviews with a 5-egg average.
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Not bad but doesnt give you much headway if you ever wanted to upgrade to better, more power consuming parts in the future.
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Dont do it! Thermal take is notorious for making bad PSU's. The overvolt on their rails, blow up, and even have cought on fire! Bad psu's, thats the only bad thing TT makes. Though im not sure if they have finally worked this horrible problem out...
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what are the amps like? and take newegg reviews with a pinch of salt
    
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post #5 of 12
It's not that bad of a PSU but don't try to run an X1800XT on it like me Mine is 10w more but cost a $100 because it's quality.
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post #6 of 12
I would have to say dont get that PSU...Get something more along these lines :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104934
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Originally Posted by Niko-Time View Post
what are the amps like? and take newegg reviews with a pinch of salt
And a pound of sugar.
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701 View Post
I would have to say dont get that PSU...Get something more along these lines :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104934
Any particular reason why? It costs quite a bit more...
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post #9 of 12
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Any particular reason why? It costs quite a bit more...
I think he's thinking just in case you want to jump out and build a whole new computer. Really though, the one you picked will be fine as long as you don't do any serious upgrading.
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post #10 of 12
I have one of those in a basic system and it has worked fine for about a year now. For any level of "power in required" vid card, I'd not suggest it.
24a on the 12+ rail for 1 v card and 32a w/2 is recommended.
A friend may get the HIPRO500 which has good specs and very inexpensive, untill he gets it I can not say how the rails are till then.
For those unfirmiliar, HIPRO has been around for a long time.
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