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I will be purchasing from the UK. I need to update my location still, I just moved not too long ago.
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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 ^
That's true but when it fails he'll be "cranking" out for a new system or not having one at all. Never cheap on your psu.
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Unfortunately, PSUs are one of the worst components to cheap out on. A bad PSU has the potential to die early and/or even damage your other hardware (worst case). People always seem to overlook the quality of their power supply when making their build, however without a reliable power source you won't get too far. Anyways, I will give you a few of the cheaper power supplies to look into:

Corsair CX430
Coolermaster Elite 460
Antec Basiq BP430

Sorry if I don't have more.. I am not an expert in cheap PSUs. XD
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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.
agree. you always want to get a quality psu, so your computer doesnt blow up.
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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.
You haven't helped him find anything either. Maybe you should devote your time helping him instead of arguing .
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Unfortunately, PSUs are one of the worst components to cheap out on. A bad PSU has the potential to die early and/or even damage your other hardware (worst case). People always seem to overlook the quality of their power supply when making their build, however without a reliable power source you won't get too far. Anyways, I will give you a few of the cheaper power supplies to look into:

Corsair CX430
Coolermaster Elite 460
Antec Basiq BP430

Sorry if I don't have more.. I am not an expert in cheap PSUs. XD
CX430 is actually a 350w PSU.
CM 460 is actually a 400w PSU.
Antec Basiq is actually a 430w PSU.

On the super budget (at least here in the US), the Antec Basiq and Antec Neo ECO units are usually the cheapest "decent" units out there.
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Even if the CX430 is a 350W (which it is), that'd be more than enough to power that PC.

It'd be better than buying a 600W Diablotek or similar, that's for sure

I don't really know too much about the lower end of the PSU market, so I'll gingerly take a step back and let the people who know take over,

Welcome to the UK also, home of high prices and even higher VAT.
    
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Thanks.

How are WinPower or CiT as a general rule?
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Thanks.

How are WinPower or CiT as a general rule?
Bad.
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About the Corsair CX430 being 350 watts, I found this:
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It's based on the CWT DSA Platform.

Which is a good low power platform, though the design model Corsair is using is the DSA-380, which was designed for 380w's output.
Corsair is labeling it to use 50 more watts from the 3.3v & 5v rails though.
Does this mean that it is 380 Watts?
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