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http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=AP400W&cat=PWR

Do you think that this psu is good enough to run my setup with my p4 2.4@3.0ghz, msi pt880neo mobo, 2 pata hard drives, 2 optical drives, floppy and my geforce 6200 @ 450/700? I don't plan on overclocking anymore, but i do want my pc components to be safe with this psu.
What do you guys think? Do you think it will survive for at least a year?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 10
i doubt a year. you would be better off spending a bit more.
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post #3 of 10
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well i want to spend at most 40 dollars, im dont have much to spend.
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post #4 of 10
The specs and the price do not seem to mesh. The Wattages and amperages by spec are solid, which leads me to believe they are very unstable (otherwise, they would charge a whole lot more for that PSU). Honestly, I wouldn't trust such a PSU on anything newer than a P3. Sometimes you truly get what you pay for, and a PSU is not a good place to cut corners. Although you probably don't want to invest in a high quality PSU for a year's worth of use, check out something in the $35-45 range. There are some decent ones around that price that will provide adequate performance as long as you don't push them extremely hard.
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post #5 of 10
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Ok, how about this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182015

its a Rosewill. i especially like the dual +12v rails

edit another:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153006

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I just purchased the same one for a coworker. For the price, it looks very solid.
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post #7 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Taeric
I just purchased the same one for a coworker. For the price, it looks very solid.
Nice. If you could give an estimate how long do you it would last running my setup, if i decide to purchase?

Thanks.
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post #8 of 10
Spend the extra money for a half decent psu. these things fail alot. trust me.
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post #9 of 10
Four (4) Large power connectors
Two (2) Small power connectors



that's what it has? hmm... so what do you think... 4 molex connectors and 2 floppy?

I wouldn't touch that psu... unless you want to use it for target practice. Do youself a favor and get a quality psu.
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...338&CatId=1079

Best bang for the buck IMO
 
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