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I could really use some help here..

I'm trying to get all my parts from Microcenter because it's close to work and time is of the essence.

I'm building a very simple rig for office use so I don't need much, maybe 300 watts being generous.

If you wouldn't mind taking a look at the microcenter website and finding a quality power supply that would be suitable I would be very appreciative.

http://www.microcenter.com/category/4294966654/Power-Supplies

Is this okay - http://www.microcenter.com/product/380859/300_Watt_Micro_ATX_Power_Supply

What about this - http://www.microcenter.com/product/399279/Noisetaker_375_Watt_ATX_12V_Power_Supply

If I have to I'll get one of the corsairs they have but thats way overkill for such a simple system.

Thanks
Edited by DBEAU - 3/18/13 at 7:19pm
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post #2 of 11
You should post your system build specs so we know power loads, connectors etc. Both of those power supplies lack pci-e connectors (6 or 8pin). This one is the only one in their under 500w category i can recommend...
http://www.microcenter.com/product/399979/Builder_Series_CX430_430_Watt_ATX_12V_Power_Supply
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Stick with corsair. I got one of the cheaper PSUs they had and it was missing pins.......seriously,. mad.gif
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post #4 of 11
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The specs are most likely going to consist of an i3, h61 mobo and 1 ssd.

I read that the FSP PSU I linked wasn't bad at all. www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/FSP300-60GHS-Power-Supply-Review/757/10
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post #5 of 11
It will be more than plenty for your setup, however it's a noisy SFX unit... personally I would consider buying the PSU from somewhere else (not a big deal really).
post #6 of 11
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Thanks. That FSP unit is actually more expensive than the Corsair anyway so forget that. I guess I'll be ordering something from elsewhere or going with the Corsair if the boss doesn't want to wait. Thanks for all the help.
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post

Stick with corsair. I got one of the cheaper PSUs they had and it was missing pins.......seriously,. mad.gif

I second the Corsair power supply!
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Originally Posted by DBEAU View Post

Thanks. That FSP unit is actually more expensive than the Corsair anyway so forget that. I guess I'll be ordering something from elsewhere or going with the Corsair if the boss doesn't want to wait. Thanks for all the help.
I wouldn't pay ~50$ for a CX 430 either... just buy from somewhere else.
post #9 of 11
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Is overkill really such a bad thing? They have a thermal take TR2 600w for $30
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post #10 of 11
It's trash. smile.gif
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