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post #1 of 10
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What would be a cheap PSU ($50-$75) for a gaming rig that has an Intel Q6600 Quad core, and an 8800GT GPU?

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post #2 of 10
Never skimp on the PSU. I'd rather get a E8400 and spend a little more on a good PSU than get the Quad.

However, having that said, there still are options within your budget.

If you take prices after rebate into account, this is by far your best pick:
http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-vx-5...205852646.html

If it has to be before rebate, get the 450W version:
http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-vx-4...205466485.html
    
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post #3 of 10
Here is a good choice (great price after rebate).
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post #4 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by mkeygmer View Post
Here is a good choice (great price after rebate).
430W/30A on the 12V rails is pushing it. I already am not too comfortable with my second recommendation of the 450W Corsair, which delivers 33A on the 12V rail.
    
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post #5 of 10
Remember that a quality PSU is important. It is the lifeblood for your PC. A bad PSU can cause instabilities or even damage components - as in; not something you want to skimp on.

Try one of these:

Corsair 550VX - $84.99 after MIR
(Buy.com has a much better deal on this one for $69.99 after MIR.)

Mushkin 580W - $99.99

Silverstone 560W
- $89.99

Cooler Master eXtreme Power 550W - $69.99

Personally, I'd go with the Corsair.
Edited by Choggs396 - 5/15/08 at 10:02pm
    
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
Remember that a quality PSU is important. It is the lifeblood for your PC. A bad PSU can cause instabilities or even damage components - as in; not something you want to skimp on.

Try one of these:

Corsair 550VX - $84.99 after MIR

Mushkin 580W - $99.99

Silverstone 560W
- $89.99

Cooler Master eXtreme Power 550W - $69.99
Perhaps a Cooler Master eXtreme 500W instead, since it is quite a bit cheaper atm ($49.99 + free shipping)
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post #7 of 10
i had a 600w cooler master and it went bad after 6 months. i wont buy that brand again
post #8 of 10
I just got the HX520 for my set up. Had it in 2 days.

http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-520w...203270716.html
post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Never skimp on the PSU. I'd rather get a E8400 and spend a little more on a good PSU than get the Quad.

However, having that said, there still are options within your budget.

If you take prices after rebate into account, this is by far your best pick:
http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-vx-5...205852646.html

If it has to be before rebate, get the 450W version:
http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-vx-4...205466485.html
Listen to Chozart. I also hesitate to recommend anything less then the vx550 when dealing with a quad and a decent gpu, especially if you plan on overclocking. A big problem with the cheaper ~500W psus, even if they are made halfway decently, many times they are older models with poor efficiency that have less of their total power dedicated to the 12V rail then really should be expected for a quality psu. 12V is what gfx cards and cpus are run off of, so it isn't something that should be skimped on.
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post #10 of 10
if your planning to SLI get something thats 500w+

Corsair 520W should be fine
OCZ is a good brand too.
newegg search for a good PSU.
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