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post #1 of 22
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Going to be a Phenom 2 955 and a 5770 with moderate overclocks so the power draw probably won't be too high, trying to find a good value PSU.

Has to be availible at either CanadaComputers or NCIX.

Thanks.

Edit: Gonna go with a CX430, this can be closed.
Edited by Depressed - 1/11/11 at 4:55pm
post #2 of 22
budget?

edit.this a great one

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...%20Electronics
Edited by obsidian86 - 1/11/11 at 10:01am
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Can you spend anymore than $100 on the PSU? I mean, what's your budget?

All we're looking for here is a quality 400-450W.

Proof: http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...verview.aspx#3
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post #4 of 22
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Probably less then $80 candian.
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corsair full stop. cant fault my 600 at all, and its quiet.
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Antec BP550 Plus is a decent budget PSU that would be plenty for your build. It's under your budget and it's modular.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Depressed View Post
Probably less then $80 candian.
Then here are my picks (at least at NCIX):

Out of these three, my personal choice would be the SeaSonic S12II due to the quality and headroom for upgrades.

Quote:
Originally Posted by faraz1729 View Post
Antec BP550 Plus is a decent budget PSU that would be plenty for your build. It's under your budget and it's modular.
But Phaedrus2129 doesn't have anything good to say about the Basiq series:

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...499-antec.html

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post

Basiq - I really don't know much about these, and I don't want to. They're ugly, perform like crap, have short cables, and are dirt cheap (to make). They're basically just crappy FSP units. I don't want to imply that everything FSP makes is crap; they can generate some solidly mediocre stuff too when they try. But these are crap even by FSP's standards. They're not the worst PSUs in the world, but they're pretty bad, and the price tag for these "budget" models... All I can say is stay away. They're like the one big, ugly, festering pimple on the cheek of the otherwise smokin' hot chick that is Antec. It's best to pretend they don't exist.

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Edited by TwoCables - 1/11/11 at 10:10am
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post #9 of 22
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I can get the 430CX for $25 after rebate at Canada Computers, would that be good?

This build is for my brother and I don't see him upgrading the video card or CPU any time soon.
post #10 of 22
The cx430 is a bit overrated but it will power that system fine, and for that price i would get it.
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