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He is on a budget, so it needs to be as cheap as it can get. I would love to find him one with 50A on the 12v rail... but I don't think I can get one in his price range. My hope is to find him one that can run 660 SLI when he gets a second card (if he ends up needing it). I know that a 660 will probably not use up all 26A that it is suggested you have, so I would assume something like 45A could cover it.

I'm looking at Corsair CX500/600 right now since all he needs is the power of one card. But, like I said, I'd like to find him one with the amps for a second card in the future
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post #2 of 17
http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-822-030 most power you should need for 2 cards. 53A on the 12v, modular, 80+, no clue on brand reliability. (you get what you pay for)
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you just missed the xfx pro series 650w modular 80+ bronze PSU for $40 Amir

if you can wait for a deal you can find something like that.

or find one used on ocn
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Originally Posted by HolyDriver View Post

http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-822-030 most power you should need for 2 cards. 53A on the 12v, modular, 80+, no clue on brand reliability. (you get what you pay for)

Ew no

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post #5 of 17
It ain't pretty. It ain't sleeved. It ain't 80+ Platinum. But it's cheap, made by Super Flower oem, and has 55A on a single 12v rail. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121085 thumb.gif
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http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-151-096

seasonic $60 no rebate
5 year warranty

575watts on 12v

plenty for some 660s and an I5
Edited by LuckySe7ens - 5/17/13 at 11:03pm
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post #7 of 17
Alright, the best one I could find in a lower-price range is the Rosewill HIVE-650. $50 shipped after $10 MIR (use promo code EMCXRWS93.)

It's on OCN's recommended list and has 46A on the 12v rail. That should be more than enough for your friend's needs.
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Alright, the best one I could find in a lower-price range is the Rosewill HIVE-650. $50 shipped after $10 MIR (use promo code EMCXRWS93.)

It's on OCN's recommended list and has 46A on the 12v rail. That should be more than enough for your friend's needs.

good choice if Mir is ok
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post #9 of 17
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Great suggestions guys. Always know I can find fast and good answers on OCN thumb.gif
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post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by LuckySe7ens View Post

Ew no

quality is better than "wattage"
I absolutely agree, just giving a suggestion within the OPs parameters. the Super Flower or Rosewill psu is probably the best bet.
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