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+1 on HX520, I love mine. It is dead silent, runs ice cold, and voltages are rock solid, plus it is modular and comes with very nice cables.

Also, before I had the 8800GTS I had an x1950pro, and to this day it was the best money I've EVER spent on a video card.

Another option would be to spend $50 on a nice Forton (FSP) psu and then beg or borrow another $40-50 to buy a used 8800GTS 320mb. Worst case scenario you could sacrifice your 400GB HD for $90 and buy an 80GB for $35-40 for the extra cash. I'm not sure how much you use your space so that would be up to you.

Fortron is by far the best budget psu IMO. I have built at least 20 systems with them at work... several of them are 5+ years old and no signs of stopping.

Investing in a very high quality psu is just like investing in a quality case... at first it seems a waste but you'll be happy you did it.
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coolermaster psu's are terrible. i had a 600w cm psu and that thing was worthless. it worked for the first 6 months and then my comp would randomly shut off. the fan was also very loud on it and i think had only 32 or 34a on 12v rail. since i got my hx520 (40a) my comp has been stable and no random shut downs. the fan on the corsair is also much quieter.
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