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The current psu I have is a antec 500 D earthwatts, i've had for about 4 years now and think it may be starting to go.
So I want to buy a new psu but i don't really know much about them.

specs are in my sig

I'm also planing on upgrading to an i5 3570k my buget for a psu is no more then $70
post #2 of 7
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would somthing like this be good?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016
post #3 of 7
It's OK, but not the highest-quality PSU you could get. The Rosweill CAPSTONE-450 is probably the absolute best PSU in your $70 budget range right now. If you need a modular PSU, there's a version of that as well (CAPSTONE-450-M).
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No need to waste money on a modular PS if budget is your primary concern. Here's a decent Seasonic 520W that will be a good replacement for your 500 Earthwatts, for $64.99. Is 80 Plus Bronze certified, has 5 year warranty, ball bearing fan, active PFC, and a 6 and 6+2 pin PCIe video card output.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094

Those old Earthwatts were decent PS for the time. I still have a couple of those, some Antec NEO, and a couple of TruePower Quattro running around here, and have never had one fail except for the usual 80mm fans going belly-up after 5+ years of 24x7 use.

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Originally Posted by hammong View Post

No need to waste money on a modular PS if budget is your primary concern. Here's a decent Seasonic 520W that will be a good replacement for your 500 Earthwatts, for $64.99. Is 80 Plus Bronze certified, has 5 year warranty, ball bearing fan, active PFC, and a 6 and 6+2 pin PCIe video card output.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094

Those old Earthwatts were decent PS for the time. I still have a couple of those, some Antec NEO, and a couple of TruePower Quattro running around here, and have never had one fail except for the usual 80mm fans going belly-up after 5+ years of 24x7 use.

Greg
would that be enough if i upgrade to an i5?
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nice find i bought that one.
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