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My friend's PSU just went out and his budget is $50. His system is a mid-range build from 2010, I don't know the exact specs but I doubt it would draw even 300 at full load.
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The NEO ECO 520 is on sale at the egg for 49.99 and a 10 dollar rebate to top it off right now. Not sure about the Rosewill stallions but I know the Green series and the Capstone series are rebranded PSUs with decent quality.
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Originally Posted by SavantStrike View Post

The NEO ECO 520 is on sale at the egg for 49.99 and a 10 dollar rebate to top it off right now. Not sure about the Rosewill stallions but I know the Green series and the Capstone series are rebranded PSUs with decent quality.


On top of a 10 dollar off code. I would for sure buy the antec 520c.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030

I would buy it tonight though. The deal ends 2/6/13.
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Corsair VS450, 450W, 80 Plus certified, sleeved non modular, has 6pin connectors for one powerful GPU.
i bought one for $51
   
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Originally Posted by PoisonousRakija View Post

Corsair VS450, 450W, 80 Plus certified, sleeved non modular, has 6pin connectors for one powerful GPU.
i bought one for $51

Quality considerations with that model aside, you do realize that is a 240v-only PSU right? We don't know where exactly the OP is hailing from, and if he's in the US or Canada (the land of 120v) that model is absolutely useless.
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Quality considerations with that model aside, you do realize that is a 240v-only PSU right? We don't know where exactly the OP is hailing from, and if he's in the US or Canada (the land of 120v) that model is absolutely useless.

Well they havent told us where they were from either. Assuming they could be from anywhere but the US or Canada, for the money, its a pretty decent PSU.
   
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I would say the Corsair cx430
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I would say the Corsair cx430

I second the Corsair cx430, i've used it in a couple of builds for my friends and family and nothing has gone wrong yet. It's on sale at NCIX right now also $39.99. Check out the review if your still in doubt.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-CX430-Power-Supply-Review/1200


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