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My friend wants to use my old computer parts for his computer. I have not had a chance to look at it, all i know is that it is 8 years old. He wants parts which i have laying around.

I will be giving him a:
mobo: msi 975x platinum v2
cpu: intel p4 3.0ghz (lapped)
cpu hs: a random rosewill heatsink
ram: 3.5gb kingston ddr2 @ 533mhz
video card: radeon x800 pro
hdd: 36gb raptor (unless someone wants to buy it from me)
dvd: some random dvd drives he has

so have been looking at power supplies and i don't trust a lot of the low end ones. he only wants to spend about 30 on it, and i don't want to give him one that is too crapy. any suggestions?
post #2 of 9
I have a 500W Ultra V-Series that I'm not using. It came with my stupid case in a combo deal from Tiger for $60 total. I could probably let it go for $25 shipped, and probably half of that would cover the shipping cost. Interested? I can provide pics and links if you'd like.
post #3 of 9
i have an antec true power 480w out of my old rig. 30 bucks non-cc paypal will get it to your door. i can take pics if you want.

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I have a 500W Ultra V-Series that I'm not using. It came with my stupid case in a combo deal from Tiger for $60 total. I could probably let it go for $25 shipped, and probably half of that would cover the shipping cost. Interested? I can provide pics and links if you'd like.
wow makes my offer look like crap.
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Where you live?
If in the US and don't mind mail in rebates, Antec EW430 for $59.99 ($29.99 after rebate) is hard to beat.
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post #5 of 9
The really low power FSPs (~300W) or so are about the only thing I normally recommend for something like this. They aren't great but they are generally just good enough. Or you could go for this Antec which was made by FSP: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371013
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... Or you could go for this Antec which was made by FSP: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371013
Not a bad choice either, just not much room for upgrades.
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post #7 of 9
If he didn't mind the rebate, the Earthwatts is probably the way to go. Either the Basiq or the Earthwatts (better than the Basiq) are better than the old Truepower or the Ultra V-Series.
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
Where you live?
If in the US and don't mind mail in rebates, Antec EW430 for $59.99 ($29.99 after rebate) is hard to beat.
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Originally Posted by shinji2k View Post
The really low power FSPs (~300W) or so are about the only thing I normally recommend for something like this. They aren't great but they are generally just good enough. Or you could go for this Antec which was made by FSP: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371013
The Basic models are not bad, but not good either.
The 350w is $20 for 23amps
EA430 would be $30 for 30 solid amps
post #9 of 9
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how many watts am i looking for? both antecs look good.
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