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Cooler Master GX450 is okay, but the XFX Core is probably worth the $6 extra (a little better and well-proven design, better capacitors, better fan). It's arguable though.

Corsair CX430M should also be decent but not quite as good as the XFX Core. It's built cheap (but not poorly) to achieve the price. But honestly though, it's just 4 strands of connectors that are modular, and you'd be using at least 2 of those 4, right? Is being modular on a sub-500W PSU really a big deal?

If you're working with some really cramped case, then maybe. Your call.
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Cooler Master GX450 is okay, but the XFX Core is probably worth the $6 extra (a little better and well-proven design, better capacitors, better fan). It's arguable though.

Corsair CX430M should also be decent but not quite as good as the XFX Core. It's built cheap (but not poorly) to achieve the price. But honestly though, it's just 4 strands of connectors that are modular, and you'd be using at least 2 of those 4, right? Is being modular on a sub-500W PSU really a big deal?

If you're working with some really cramped case, then maybe. Your call.

Okay I'll go with the XFX Thanks guys smile.gif
    
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Ah, modular was a plus but I guess you are right. Okay so can everyone in the thread agree on a PSU? This http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1102739&CatId=4294 or this http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1438595&CatId=1078

Also just a side question to kremtok what do you think of this? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7564401&CatId=1078

It's a good PSU, but I know of a couple of users who have complained of it being noisy. Good value, though.
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Cooler Master GX450 is okay, but the XFX Core is probably worth the $6 extra (a little better and well-proven design, better capacitors, better fan). It's arguable though.

Corsair CX430M should also be decent but not quite as good as the XFX Core. It's built cheap (but not poorly) to achieve the price. But honestly though, it's just 4 strands of connectors that are modular, and you'd be using at least 2 of those 4, right? Is being modular on a sub-500W PSU really a big deal?

If you're working with some really cramped case, then maybe. Your call.

I agree with everything above.
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Going to try and exchange GPU for 7850 hopefully that PSU is still enough
    
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Going to try and exchange GPU for 7850 hopefully that PSU is still enough
It is, a decent 450W is enough for most single GPU setups. If you had a 7950/7970 you would be pushing it though.
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