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Hey, my power supply just blew out, literally, and now im on the hunt for a new one. i would need 550w min. and maybe modular? suggestions would be very appreciated.
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post #2 of 18
For you, a 550TX would do well, or a 520HX, or even a 450HX.
Or an Antec EA500.
Basically just get the cheapest Corsair, SilverStone, Antec, etc PSU that's over 500W.
    
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I have a Cooler Master and it works very well!

Check out this 550W CM at newegg;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171016

As suggested, the thing to remember here is getting a brand name. It is important that the PSU be reliable for system stability over the long term.
 
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post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post
That would be a poor choice, the eXtreme series are not very good.

The vx550 is a good choice, another option would be this: http://www.buy.com/prod/bfg-tech-550...207955009.html. It's a decent PSU for a good price.
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post #7 of 18
I would get Corsair PSU 650W TX or 550VX you'll love it.
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Why the hell do people keep recommending Antec like it's on the level of PC Power & Cooling or something? Seriously, they've put out plenty of stinkers over the years, and telling someone to get "any Antec" is suspect advice, but telling them to get the cheapest Antec they can find is downright bad advice since that's either going to lead to a Basiq unit or an older, completely outdated model.
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Originally Posted by RayvinAzn View Post
Why the hell do people keep recommending Antec like it's on the level of PC Power & Cooling or something? Seriously, they've put out plenty of stinkers over the years, and telling someone to get "any Antec" is suspect advice, but telling them to get the cheapest Antec they can find is downright bad advice since that's either going to lead to a Basiq unit or an older, completely outdated model.
Show me a bad review of any Antec in the past 2 years.
While not the greatest PSU, "any new Antec" is not a bad suggestion for most people. Even the Basiq is made by FSP with decent parts and even though it is not 80+ certified, it does run @ 80% efficiency. It's only real con I have read is it can get very loud and it is an ugly PSU.
All of the Earthwatts line are made by Delta now, and have had good reviews.
TruPower line is highly rated also.
I have not seen anybody saying an Antec is equal to a PC P&C (but some are). Not everybody needs a $150+/ 800+watt PSU.
The PC P&C linked to above is a good deal right now with the rebate and 20% off ($55 shipped AR). Much cheaper than the EW 500w (I got one for $39.99 shipped on sale a while back though).
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post #10 of 18
there's a pc power and cooling 610 watts for 69 bucks
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