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Hey guys, I'm taking one of my older systems and giving it to my dad to replace his old ass Celeron system that's dying. Right now I have a Q9450, 4 gigs of Corsair XMS2 ram, a WD blue HDD and a Corsair HX520W power supply. I'm going to replace the GTX260 that's in it with something much lower, maybe a 8400GS GT 210 or GT 610.

Considering the 520 is probably way overkill and I'd like to keep it anyway, what's a good PSU for this rig? It will pretty much just be used for web surfing/flash games and a few other programs my dad has, like HAMM radio stuff and Google earth.

--Edit: I'd like to get something with Sata cables on it, otherwise I can keep the existing on that's in his old computer and by adapters. Maybe that is the better way to go anyway?

Thanks!
Edited by sticks435 - 3/25/14 at 8:27pm
post #2 of 7
Well i assume you dont wanna spend much, ill just throw this out there.

Ive had this case for like 10 years and PSU still works fine, fan isnt noisy or anything:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147010

I assume this is the PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182023

But here is another rosewill with same wattage on sale for 19.99:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182006

73% 5 stars out of 388 reviews, not too bad honestly. Obviously it isnt 80+ rated but for 20 bucks you really cant go wrong here imo.

Also, yes it has overcurrent protection:
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Built-in inrush current, over temperature/current/voltage protection circuits
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post #3 of 7
Keep the corsair. still a good power supply.

Or if u must upgrade then grab a rosewill capstone 450
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just keep what you have, even if its overkill, its fine!
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I believe he meant he is going to take the corsair out for himself for a future build because its overkill for a net surfing rig, he wants a (assume cheap) PSU to swap in there.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Scotty99 View Post

I believe he meant he is going to take the corsair out for himself for a future build because its overkill for a net surfing rig, he wants a (assume cheap) PSU to swap in there.

ohh gotcha.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Scotty99 View Post

I believe he meant he is going to take the corsair out for himself for a future build because its overkill for a net surfing rig, he wants a (assume cheap) PSU to swap in there.

Yep, exactly. I have a Seasonic X650 in my main gaming rig and will keep the 520 as either backup or to put in something if I make a home media server or remote access rig. Was looking for something fairly good but still cheap for that rig. The one in his current PC is so old it only has Molex connecters, no SATA.
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