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Yes this one is great, in fact it is what I have in my sig rig...

Unfortunately, as cheap as it is, it is going over my budget for this new machine.
Then you should probably reevaluate your budget or your choice of other components.

Going below $50, shipped, on a PSU is asking for trouble. It's hard to find quality power supplies of any wattage rating below that.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371004

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341012


Antec and OCZ 500 watters 29.99 and 39.99 after mail in rebates, both have free shipping.
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post #23 of 28
I would stay above 400W like other members have mentioned.
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Hey guys thanks for all the replies so far!

So I'm thinking of just going with the Antec earthwatts EA500 500W again. I don't want to go too cheap and risk getting a crappy PSU that will blow all my other components...

Here another spin for things: What if I might want to buy another eventually and SLI the 8800GS card? Seems to me that this would now be the only logical choice, since I'm pretty sure all the other choices have only 1 PCI-E connectors.

What do you guys think?
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I would stay above 400W like other members have mentioned.
Why? If he doesn't need the extra power, and he can get a high quality 350W for cheap, what's the point? Like I said, I'm using a 200W power supply, 24/7.
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post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by gandalf615 View Post
Hey guys thanks for all the replies so far!

So I'm thinking of just going with the Antec earthwatts EA500 500W again. I don't want to go too cheap and risk getting a crappy PSU that will blow all my other components...

Here another spin for things: What if I might want to buy another eventually and SLI the 8800GS card? Seems to me that this would now be the only logical choice, since I'm pretty sure all the other choices have only 1 PCI-E connectors.

What do you guys think?
That would be a good reason to get at least a 400W psu. That 500W would do well.
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post #27 of 28
That Thermaltake linked earlier is a horrible PSU. 400W+ is plenty for you. Something like that 500W StealthXstream linked earlier or the Antec EA-430 are good PSUs and should fit your budget..
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post #28 of 28
350W is enough but higher W PSU's offer that they last longer. Not necessarily in quality but they will have more juice to support more and more advanced parts.

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