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I am building a folding rig only, it will never do another thing. So I need a very reliable power supply, this will be running one dvdrom drive, one sata hdd, a g31 board with onboard video, 2xsticks of ddr2 ram, and at first a celeron D slightly overclocked, until I find a deal on a q6600.

So recap
P31 board with onboard graphics
2xsticks of ram
Q6600 oc'ed
dvd rom drive
sata hdd

I am figuring I need less than 450W(closer to 350W will do fine according to power calculator), 80plus certified is nice but I am not dropping $50+shipping, I would love to pick something up around $35 shipped.

EDIT: LETS UP THE BUDGET TO $50, top dollar though.
post #2 of 26
how far do you want to oc ur q6600? 3.6?

this should be able to cover you. i think at least:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139003

corsair are very reliable from my experiences and this one is very efficient too
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post #3 of 26
Here ya go: Antec EA-430
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Why no GPU? >< You could dedicate one CPU core to the GPU and still have 3 cores folding SMP, which should nearly double or more than double your PPD depending on the GPU you choose.
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post #5 of 26
this 480W is $23.28 shipped...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817170012

most reviews look good...
Edited by KmK - 6/26/08 at 5:41am
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post #6 of 26
thats what i was thinking, but that gets expensive if he wants to get serious about it. may as well use his sig rig
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post #7 of 26
or this 500W for 28.61 shipped..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817255010

seems to have more 4-5 star reviews than the other one I mentioned
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post #8 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by KmK View Post
this one is $23.28 shipped...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817170012

most reviews look good...
There's a reason it is so cheap, it is a joke. Stay away from that PSU.
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post #9 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shinji2k View Post
Here ya go: Antec EA-430
Yeah I have looked that one over, again and again, but I have done a lot of mail in rebates and only recieved about 40% so losing that $30 makes the deal a lot less appealing.

Quote:
Originally Posted by coma
Why no GPU? >< You could dedicate one CPU core to the GPU and still have 3 cores folding SMP, which should nearly double or more than double your PPD depending on the GPU you choose.
For many reasons, one the cost of buying a gpu(good folding one is going to be $130+ easily) plus the cost to my electric bill, read my response to the next reply for more on that.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mxbn0
thats what i was thinking, but that gets expensive if he wants to get serious about it. may as well use his sig rig
I am, my sig rig is folding via cpu. I also have another e8400 dedicated to folding, and then my lanbox for folding as well(5000BE). So this will be my 4th machine.

Is that logisys worthwhile?
post #10 of 26
Quote:
this one is $23.28 shipped...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817170012

most reviews look good...

i dont think ive ever seen a more shoddy psu in my life...
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