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Earthwatts 380W or CX430?

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A good friend of mine and I are getting closer and closer to starting our business. We've been working hard with Ubuntu to get it to work well with senior citizens...which is the niche market we are targeting these PCs at.

They are super simple machines. The parts may be cheap, but that doesn't reflect its quality. Total price for manufacturing one of these is expected to be around $250. What we are going to sell it for is yet to be determined.

But, we need some super cheap PSUs to power these things. A 250W would probably suffice but I haven't seen a decent 250W in years. In this situation, no we cannot afford to step up to a decent Seasonic S12. Our projected audience will probably turn the thing on a total of 10 times anyway...

So, I understand we've been discussing the CX430 a lot, but I'm still curious to see...

Antec Earthwatts 380W or Corsair CX430?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 28
Earthwatt's.

The CX430 is overrated.
    
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Get whichever is cheaper for you. If they are the same price, flip a coin.
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I just installed one of these today. I really liked it.

Not the prettiest wiring, but very functional

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171046
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They will both work but this is better.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-029-_-Product
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post #6 of 28
The CX430 makes a decent 380W which should be more than enough for your needs.

The CX430, though I hate Corsair for overrating it, should be a good choice for you.
post #7 of 28
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Originally Posted by mike44njdevils View Post
I just installed one of these today. I really liked it.

Not the prettiest wiring, but very functional

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171046
Christ, will you people stop buying the 460W version? It's identical to the 400W version, and both fail at 420W. The only difference between the 400W and the 460W is the label and the pricetag.
post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Christ, will you people stop buying the 460W version? It's identical to the 400W version, and both fail at 420W. The only difference between the 400W and the 460W is the label and the pricetag.


Erm, these are being built for senior citizens and/or otherwise non-"tech" users. I highly doubt their going to run SLi 570's...
post #9 of 28
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Originally Posted by mike44njdevils View Post


Erm, these are being built for senior citizens and/or otherwise non-"tech" users. I highly doubt their going to run SLi 570's...
I'm not an idiot, though I can't say about you.

It's also a bad idea to use failure prone components in bulk for a venture in which you plan to turn a profit.
post #10 of 28
...heh, I stand corrected....you're right, the pricetage on the 400 is different...



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171042
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