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I was confused there for a second, you said you were on a very low budget but then you said up $200. That is more then enough to buy a nice psu . I'd get either the Silencer Chozart just listed or the Corsair tx650. Those psus are pretty much the same thing but you don't need a rebate so I would be inclined to go with the Silencer. It sucks you can't use other stores, we could save you another $30-40 or so .

Just looked on Amazon and you can save a few bucks on the silencer.
He's in Barbados. Shipping will cost an arm and a leg, and thus the cost of the PSU should be in the around $120 at the most imo.
    
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I can see how shipping could add a bit to the price . If you really wanted modular, the

is about the same price as the Silencer on Amazon. It is modular and should be able to run just about any single gpu set-up. I can't recommend the Ultra X3. Some people love it and some people find it can't do 600W when the temperatures start to get warm. Either way it only has 36A on the 12V rail. The Corsair has 4A more (40A) and the Silencer has 13A more (49A). The 12V rail is where you want most of your power available so consider that too when you are deciding.
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sorry about this but after considering the above suggestions it seems i may have to look into what's available here. unfortunately nothing is modular but there r a couple sleeved systems available. here are the ones i'm considering. i'll even give u the price tags down here for a laugh

Antec Truepower Trio 650W BB$285 or US$140
Thermaltake Purepower 500W BB$235 or US$115

Reason for this:
I checked the Corsair TX650W on TigerDirect and it costs us$139.99. Shipping on this alone is us$110

The HX620W is $159.99 from amazon and the HX520W is $114.99

my question is: would u consider the antec and thermaltake before the corsair or would u put in the extra costs for (from what i can see) a very good psu?
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post #14 of 21
The Corsair PSU's are much better hands down. I wouldnt even consider the other options if you have narrowed it down to those 5.
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sorry about this but after considering the above suggestions it seems i may have to look into what's available here. unfortunately nothing is modular but there r a couple sleeved systems available. here are the ones i'm considering. i'll even give u the price tags down here for a laugh

Antec Truepower Trio 650W BB$285 or US$140
Thermaltake Purepower 500W BB$235 or US$115

Reason for this:
I checked the Corsair TX650W on TigerDirect and it costs us$139.99. Shipping on this alone is us$110

The HX620W is $159.99 from amazon and the HX520W is $114.99

my question is: would u consider the antec and thermaltake before the corsair or would u put in the extra costs for (from what i can see) a very good psu?
That is alot of extra cost. I would go for the Antec....The truepower series is pretty good. I've never had any problems with thermaltake but at that price, you may as well go for the antec. The other 2 PSUs are probably better but not worth the extra $130 IMHO.
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The Antec will be fine. It's not my first choice but its better then the Purepower. The Corsairs are better but considering shipping, it's really not worth the extra price.
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well i chose to hold out a lil while til the fam decided to take a trip overseas. i jus put in an order for a Corsair 520HX and an AMD X2 5000+ BE. those shud do well in my system

thx for all the help guys
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post #18 of 21
I would only buy PSUs from : Thermaltake, Antec, Corsair and Silverstone.
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post #19 of 21
This might be a bit overkill, but I think its future proof, plus it is cheap.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341006

Its $209, but you get an $80 Mail in Rebate, making it $129 for a 1000W power supply, which is absolutely a wonderful deal.

If you are looking for quality, then go for a PC Power & Cooling power supply, here is a 750W for $124 (After mail and rebate, $150 before)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341011
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For a decent modular PSU, try this: Its a 620W Enermax Liberty PSU; its SLI certified.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194004

And its only $119.
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