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edited: sorry didnt see that you stated you placed the order already in your sig rig.

But as far your psu choice is. Antec and corsairs i hear are great and should be plenty for your rig.

I would get a beefer psu if it was me. therefore you might be able to use it later on if you decide to upgrade some parts and what not. SLI/ crossfire, sound car, pci wireless. WHo knows.

But if not then you can go wrong with a Antec or Corsair
Edited by lilraver018 - 8/17/09 at 10:07am
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I know man, the corsair psu's are just so expensive. I could afford a 450w one, but I think I might go with the 550w antec truepower new.

I do have a 700w apevia psu here, but I'm trying to sell it and I'm not really willing to hook that thing up to my pc
some OCZ psu's are cheap and reliable

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341022
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some psus show continuous load under their specs. corsair does not advertise continuous load(for most psus) but test and rate in that manner. therefore a 520 corsair will perform much better than a 550w from another company
Yeah, but the 520w corsair is 110 bucks. That aside, antec is just as reputable as corsair.
    
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post #14 of 96
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139004

its cheap and has enough amps on the 12v rail for a possible highend gpu.

note: if you look on newegg and search the corsair psus there are 11 and 10 of them get a 5egg rating with the exception of the 1000watt but maybe .01% of the market really needs 1000+watts
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139004

its cheap and has enough amps on the 12v rail for a possible highend gpu.

note: if you look on newegg and search the corsair psus there are 11 and 10 of them get a 5egg rating with the exception of the 1000watt but maybe .01% of the market really needs 1000+watts
lol you beat me to it i was about to tell him about that one
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139004

its cheap and has enough amps on the 12v rail for a possible highend gpu.

note: if you look on newegg and search the corsair psus there are 11 and 10 of them get a 5egg rating with the exception of the 1000watt but maybe .01% of the market really needs 1000+watts
Getting $90 will be pretty difficult for me, but I'll see

I'd use the apevia psu for a temporary solution, but I promised that it was never used in the ebay description
    
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post #17 of 96
The Antec Truepower 650 is also a good PSU. But your system would easily run on a Corsair VX450, heck even a Corsair CX400 would have no problems with it even if you put a HD4850 in it.
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post #18 of 96
I have the Antec BP550 and it runs my setup without a hiccup for the last 6 months. Never had a problem out of it. $80 does seem kinda high though.

You really dont need a 550-600watt PSU for that setup. A really nice 450 would do the trick and be well within your limits and beyond. Here's what I would pick.

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

or
This is what I use. And if it will power my system, it will deifnately power yours.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371016
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post #19 of 96
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The Antec Truepower 650 is also a good PSU. But your system would easily run on a Corsair VX450, heck even a Corsair CX400 would have no problems with it even if you put a HD4850 in it.
Hmm...the truepower new is bronze 80+ certified, modular, 550w, and only $5 more than the vx450.
    
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post #20 of 96
I would recommend corsair or silverstone.
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