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post #1 of 6
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My brothers PSU died a few hours ago and he asked me which PSU to get. I've been asking you the same question recently for a new build and i got great advice. Therefor i'd like to ask you for advice again.

I took the time to fill in the form to match my brothers requests on the PSU
  1. Location. The Netherlands
  2. If not in the US, links to stores in your country. https://tweakers.net/categorie/664/voedingen/producten/ (it's in dutch but it should be pretty straightforward)
  3. Budget! Set a prefered price and an absolute maximum if you can. 60 Euros max.
  4. Wattage needed, if you're not sure then that's fine but make sure to give us the details to #5! Running a 3770 and a RX470
  5. What will you be powering? Include as much detail as possible. The system (mobo, ram, ssd, 3770. RX470) it has no DVD drives or card readers.
  6. Modular cables? Non-modular/semi-modular/fully modular. Semi or Fully modular, as hes struggling with cables allready in his tiny case.
  7. Number of PCIe cables needed. 1xPCIe 8-pin for his RX470.
  8. Any other requirements. For example size, flat cables, ATX/SFX/TFX etc. None.

I did some "digging" myself and came up with the following:

http://www.enermax.com/home.php?fn=eng/product_a1_1_1&lv0=1&lv1=70&no=245

It has all the requirements, is 450Watts and goes for 59,- Euros which is exactly his max spot. But my knowledge on PSUs is limited and this may be absolute junk for all i know.
Let me know if you have any suggestions.

Thanks again! laughingsmiley.gif
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post #2 of 6
You can get a CX450 for just under 60
https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/486667/corsair-cx450m.html

Its not great but its not bad either.
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post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

You can get a CX450 for just under 60
https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/486667/corsair-cx450m.html

Its not great but its not bad either.

Thanks shilka. One thing i'd like to address is that i've seen quite a few reviews on the CX450 saying that it's pretty loud.
Wouldn't the Enermax one potentially be a bit more quiet with it's slightly larger fan?
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post #4 of 6
In my mind it EVGA that is the nr 1 choice check them out supernova G3 etc.
post #5 of 6
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In my mind it EVGA that is the nr 1 choice check them out supernova G3 etc.
Not all EVGA units are good and most of the cheaper EVGA units are rubbish.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
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Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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post #6 of 6

Yeah, we can't be recommending PSUs based purely on brand names.

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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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