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Hey guys

My old PSU died upon me and I will be looking to buy a new one. Yea its a generic 700W don't say you'd never heard of the name lol. I am getting a full refund of about $45 over which I would pay around $20. So my budget will be somewhere around $65-$70. Please suggest me a PSU which will give me decent OC headroom w/ my sig rig + 6-8 fans. I would prefer CM, FSP or Corsair as other brands might not be available in the local market here. I am looking to buy a Corsair CX400, is that enough??
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Hey guys

My old PSU died upon me and I will be looking to buy a new one. Yea its a generic 700W don't say you'd never heard of the name lol. I am getting a full refund of about $45 over which I would pay around $20. So my budget will be somewhere around $65-$70. Please suggest me a PSU which will give me decent OC headroom w/ my sig rig + 6-8 fans. I would prefer CM, FSP or Corsair as other brands might not be available in the local market here. I am looking to buy a Corsair CX400, is that enough??
You probably would be fine with 400W, but I would not buy one that low bc it doesn't leave you much room to upgrade if you want to. I would buy at least a 500W power supply. I am not sure what brands you have but Corsair is good if you can afford it.
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You probably would be fine with 400W, but I would not buy one that low bc it doesn't leave you much room to upgrade if you want to. I would buy at least a 500W power supply. I am not sure what brands you have but Corsair is good if you can afford it.
He could upgrade just fine with 400W. It just depends on the stuff he wants to power. 400W is enough for a 3ghz quad and a 5850/5870. If he had a high OC on the CPU, then he might be pushing it.
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CX400 will run your system fine, if you want some headroom, look around for a cheap TX650, you may get lucky.
Avoid low end CoolerMaster, they are often no better than Generic, without the generic price tag to comfort you when it fails.
    
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i'll offer you $70 psu that is in my sig right now...
    
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Yeah, but will that $70 price include shipping to India? *Not Indiana*
I didn't think so.
    
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post #8 of 10
When purchasing a power supply,consider it a lifetime investment,so you don't have to buy another one in a year or two,as you will be wasting your money.Spend the most you can and get good quality.Also consider any future upgrades you may need more power for.
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is the corsair VX450 good enough?
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Yep, good enough and with a bit to spare. Buy it now
    
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