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No explanation was posted but i think maybe Original Sin took them down as he felt they no longer belonged

He is no longer the PSU Editor he left

There where talks that maybe you or me could take over

 

I'd have to work much harder at being a PSU expert in order to be able to become the PSU Editor. Omg. The things some of these guys know just blows me away, especially the things Phaedrus2129 knows. I know some basic things that help with shopping for PSUs, but beyond that, omg.

 

If it were a choice between the two of us, then I would have to pick you because you know the things that I think a PSU Editor should know. I could be like some sort of assistant. I don't know what title they would have to use if they wanted to give me one, but I don't think I'd want one anyway because then people see it and think that all of their PSU questions should go directly to you. I'm even taking a risk by having "I love PSUs" in my User Title. lol

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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128572 Gigabyte makes solid motherboards.

I'm sure your father would appreciate a mATX form factor, and not a giant ATX tower.

I'm using this case and LOVE it.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352008 Fractal Arc Mini.

Slightly cheaper Antec one.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129186

Unfortunatley the Arc Mini is $89.99 + $23.39 Shipping in Canada, which would blow the budget.

I put my mom's hardware in an Antec Three Hundred Two Mid Tower Gaming Case and it seems really good, so I'd like to use that maybe... http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10370AC7501&vpn=THREE%20HUNDRED%20TWO&manufacture=ANTEC

But I'm kinda going over budget here...I dunno, it doesn't seem like any PSU's on the list are less than $60 in Canada.

I'm still up in the air about a MOBO and RAM.
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Anyway, if the CX series are not safe to recommend (even for a build like this), then I'll spend a few minutes to see if I can find one that's safe to recommend but costs less than $65. With the usual prices on the XFX Pro Series Core Edition, I expect this to be difficult, if not impossible.

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Anyway, if the CX series are not safe to recommend (even for a build like this), then I'll spend a few minutes to see if I can find one that's safe to recommend but costs less than $65. With the usual prices on the XFX Pro Series Core Edition, I expect this to be difficult, if not impossible.

Rosewill Capstone 450 watts is my go to option for that power range
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Rosewill Capstone 450 watts is my go to option for that power range

 

Mine too, but it's more expensive than the 550W XFX Pro Series Core Edition. I mean, he can get it for $65 while the 450W Rosewill Capstone at Newegg.ca is $69.99 before shipping. If it were the 450-M for $69.99, then that would be a no-brainer for sure. The 450-M is $79.99 before shipping at Newegg.ca.

 

I dunno, my opinion and feeling is that being that this is a build for his dad without a video card, this build would even be fine with the 380W Antec Earthwatts. However, it's $59.99 before shipping at Newegg.ca, and $59.95 at NCIX.ca. So it would only be $5 less.

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Mine too, but it's more expensive than the 550W XFX Pro Series Core Edition. I mean, he can get it for $65 while the 450W Rosewill Capstone at Newegg.ca is $69.99 before shipping. If it were the 450-M for $69.99, then that would be a no-brainer for sure. The 450-M is $79.99 before shipping at Newegg.ca.

I dunno, my opinion and feeling is that being that this is a build for his dad without a video card, this build would even be fine with the 380W Antec Earthwatts. However, it's $59.99 before shipping at Newegg.ca, and $59.95 at NCIX.ca. So it would only be $5 less.

I always forget the Antec units its a bad habit yes the Antec Earthwatts is a good option

The Super Flower Golden Green go as low as 350 watts but Rosewill only sells rebrands from 450 watts and up
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Heads up on the current great shipping offers from NCIX:

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Edited by xd_1771 - 6/2/13 at 12:38pm
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Nice!

This isn't nice...I'm going quite a bit over budget here... http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Gar9/saved/1GOD

I dunno, do I just try to convince him that if I am going to stand behind the PC, it needs to be like $700? Or can I cut costs somewhere and still be able to sleep at night?
Edited by GarTheConquer - 6/2/13 at 12:35pm
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Nice!

This isn't nice...I'm going quite a bit over budget here... http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Gar9/saved/1GOD

I dunno, do I just try to convince him that if I am going to stand behind the PC, it needs to be like $700? Or can I cut costs somewhere and still be able to sleep at night?

 

Will the CPU be overclocked at all? I mean if not, then stay with stock cooling. That won't cut costs much, but it's a start.

 

Also, he might be just fine with 4 GB of memory. I mean, a build with no video card shouldn't need any more than 4 GB of system memory (at least, I think so).

 

I'd love to recommend a hard drive instead of a solid state drive, but damn damn damn damn those things are fast paired with these modern CPUs. Replace that with a hard drive, and the system will seem a little slower and a little more sluggish than you were hoping. Still, it could cut costs by about $100.


Edited by TwoCables - 6/2/13 at 12:39pm
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Are you sure you want to go the SSD route? They're awesome, no doubt, but my dad probably wouldn't appreciate it much. You could easily cut $100 by going with a bigger hard drive. Other thing is do you think he needs an aftermarket CPU? I doubt he'll bother overclocking, so it would probably be ok. Just some places I noticed you might be able to cut spending.
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