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Originally Posted by ny_driver View Post
it was plugged in to a power strip. I tested with a different PSU(it's definitely the PSU)
how do I figure out how much PSU I actually need for what I have...dual core 939, x1950pro,1cd, 1dvd, 1floppy, 1 HD, and a few fans?
Ny_driver, all of that will run perfectly fine on a 450VX (450w 33 amps): http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817139003. Always go for quality and not price. I would stay away from the 500watt $20 power supplies

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post #21592 of 28691
Considering the PSU is one of the few things connecting your PC to the outside world (like tires on a car) it is always a bad idea to scrimp. As thlnk3r suggests, quality will win over price every single time.
     
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how about this used for $45 shipped ?
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...ATT=17-194-005
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Assuming I have the right UL Lookup, nothing seems out of the ordinary:





Price seems a bit high to me though.
     
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how about this used for $45 shipped ?
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...ATT=17-194-005
I have one very similar to this one in my daily driver machine. I have a 8600GTS, 3500+, 2x1G OCZ Platinum, 2 WD HDD's, Flppy drive & DVD drive and it runs just fine w/all that hardware but my system has been locking up lately and my SATA ports act up every once in a while. I have to turn my power supply off from the switch on the psu and back on again before I can get my system to post. I suspect the power supply failing but have not taken the time to properly diagnose it. Back in 2005 when I got my PSU a lot of reviews said that this was a very good power supply for the time/money.

Edit: Actually I have the same exact PSU. I just looked at mine it's the same exact one. It has lasted me since 2005. I don't use it 24/7 though and it just sits in stand by mode for the most part waiting to be used/loved.
Edited by N2Gaming - 1/12/10 at 11:40am
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Probably going to be $10-15 for shipping, so it seems like a pretty good deal to me. To get something new that is comparable would cost me a lot more.
EDIT: I'm buying it, it'll be here in 3 days tops.
Edited by ny_driver - 1/12/10 at 11:51am
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Probably going to be $10-15 for shipping, so it seems like a pretty good deal to me. To get something new that is comparable would cost me a lot more.
How well do you know the person your getting it from. Like I said I think mine may be failing me and from all the reviews on the egg I would not have bought mine in this day and age. Maybe they revised the power supplies since I got mine and the ones so many people on the Egg are having problems with. Honestly though. I don't want to sound rude but it seems like your throwing your money away man... Get a decent power supply that still has a warranty if your gonna get a used power supply. At least this way your covered if it's failing or fails on you shortly after owning it. I picked up a couple of corsair HX620's on ebay for about $80.00 each and they are rock solid power supplies.
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BlackOmega: Isn't ICD7 supposed to be preheated before being used to decrease its viscosity?
It's suggested but not required. Although it is A LOT easier to apply after it's been heated. I used to set my tube in to a cup of boiling water for about 5 minutes. Even then it was still very thick.

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Considering the PSU is one of the few things connecting your PC to the outside world (like tires on a car) it is always a bad idea to scrimp. As thlnk3r suggests, quality will win over price every single time.
Smart man. Too many people just put the bare minimum in/on and expect it to perform like the more expensive product. Then complain when it doesn't.
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Too many people just put the bare minimum in/on and expect it to perform like the more expensive product. Then complain when it doesn't.
I'm so guilty of this from time to time but not w/my PC gear as of late.
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how about this used for $45 shipped ?
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...ATT=17-194-005
If you could spare the extra bits, for $55 shipped, you can pick up a Rosewill Green Series 530watt.
It'll be a better PSU around, roughly the same voltage regulation and ripple supression, but with better efficiency, and a higher 12v rating. (420watts (enermax) vs 492watts (rosewill)
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