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post #1 of 34
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Hi,
I am looking for a PSU, preferably 400+ Watts. The cheaper the better, but I would like to stay under $30 (I will be actually purchasing it with British Pounds). I know I won't be able to get anything like Antec with that, but I have no idea which cheap brands are okay and which ones are not.
post #2 of 34
So, how many GBP do you have to spend?

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post #3 of 34
Well $30 is ~£18, and I can assure you that you won't find anything decent for that price.

I'd set a minimum budget of £40, being realistic. Then again, it depends what you need to power.
    
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Buy cheap Buy Twice...Get a good one.
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post #5 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Theory View Post
Buy cheap Buy Twice...Get a good one.
He only has $30 American maybe $40 to spend.
Not everyone can crank out $80+ for computer parts. If people say they have a budget then help them find something within their budget range instead of useless comments like ^
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post #6 of 34
That's actually not a useless comment, fact of the matter is, not only will you end up buying two, you'll be risking your machine. And also, you can't get a PSU for £18, and if you can, I would expect it to screw your machine in a matter of weeks.
post #7 of 34
Its useless in the fact that he did not even bother to help find something within his price range. Nor did he go into detail with his comment. Yes, I know that a cheap PSU can screw your rig. But so can a "high quality" PSU as well. He has a low end system there and I don't really see that need for him to buy a 400w+ Corsair that's going to cost him $60 US.
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post #8 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erick Silver View Post
If people say they have a budget then help them find something within their budget range instead of useless comments like ^
It was a bit of a useless comment, but was somewhat valid in what he was saying.

If he is buying in the UK, which I assume he is as he is using £, it's a lot different than the US. Not only are things much more expensive here to start with, but we have no "Rebates" of any sort, neither are there huge sales like NewEggs.

Normally I'd agree with helping someone with a budget, nothing wrong with that, but, unless you get very lucky on a decent used one, £18 is just too little to spend on a Power Supply.

As I said earlier though, it depends on what you need to power with it.
    
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post #9 of 34
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Thanks guys, even with the conversion I suppose I could manage 20-30GBP. My specs are outdated, here are the new ones:

AMD Athlon II X2 260
ASUS M4N68T-M V2
4GB DDR3 (KVR1333D3N9/2G)
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro (Rev. 2)
500GB WD5000AADS

I don't have a ton of money leftover to spend as I am also buying all of that above.
Edited by itguy223 - 1/18/11 at 6:14pm
post #10 of 34
To clarify, would you be purchasing in the UK or US?

That's a big factor, sadly.
    
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