Originally Posted by calvin924597
Yeah, but that PSU is known to be a good budget PSU, it also gets good reviews on Newegg.
Would the FSP 450w a better choice?
I don't believe the NewEgg reviews are worth the virtual paper they're written on, this is why researching products (like PSU's) is so important, sites like Johnny Guru's not to forget reliable review sites can give a great insight to potential components
I'm not familiar with FSP products, I generally stick to Antec (yeah I know about their capacitor history), PCP&C, Silverstone, Enermax & Seasonic are well reputed suppliers, Hiper & Tagan also have a reasonable following too
Looking closer at your proposed choice, will dual 18A be sufficient? keep in mind that won't be 18A max simultaneously on both lines... however if we're to work within the $60.00 USD budget range would you look at something like this Mushkin 550w
dual 12v 20A $69.99 USD?
Of course for a little more 'moola' you could have 22A per dual 12v rail from this Enermax 485w PSU
@ $79.99 USD FWIW this unit has significantly more oomph! on the 3.3v & 5v rails too!
Originally Posted by ae804
Don't just look at cost and wattage either. Look at brands, ask around for the best brands and stick to those. They are tried and tested and proven to work. They are suggested for a reason.
QFT! cheaper PSU's are significantly lighter as they lack decent internals (ie. heatsinks), remember you don't need high wattage to acheive decent amperage!