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Budget PSU for old 8800GTX

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i've got old parts i'm gonna scrap together for a secondary gaming rig. the parts lying around

asus p5b plus
4 x 1GB DDR2 dimms
1 x 8800 GTX
1 x SoundBlaster Audigy
1 x sata dvdrw
1 x sata 500gb 7200rpm

my local microcenter is selling e5500's ($50, plenty for my needs) really cheap so i'm gonna pick one up
(hell while i've got your attention, if you know of better LGA 775 socket cpu deals lemme know, thanks!)

minimum specs for 8800gtx, as listed in newegg specifications of the card,
Quote:
Minimum of a 450 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 28 Amps.)
i'm thinking 500-550w, looking for very cheap
post #2 of 79
Like it says, it's not the wattage, it's the amperage.

Look at the specs of the PSUs you're interested in. If you find one with 30A, it's yours.
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post #3 of 79
Dont just get some crappy brand one though.

Never skimp on a PSU.
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post #4 of 79
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Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
Dont just get some crappy brand one though.

Never skimp on a PSU.
I disagree.

The worst thing that's ever happened to me with the 100+ rigs I've built is the PSU died and I had to replace it with another cheap one (less than 3% of the time.)

If you can find a cheap 30A PSU, get it.
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post #5 of 79
I bought a Q-TEC 650w PSU for my first rig, after 8 months it blew and took the motherboard and CPU with it.

You'll hear many of the same with cheap non-name PSU's. NOT worth it. Just invest slightly more for something antec/corsair etc etc.
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post #6 of 79
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371029 will do nicely and that would be my recommendation.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139017 will also work fine if you're looking for something a bit cheaper.
post #7 of 79
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http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82e16817371029 will do nicely and that would be my recommendation.
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82e16817139017 will also work fine if you're looking for something a bit cheaper.
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post #8 of 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
I bought a Q-TEC 650w PSU for my first rig, after 8 months it blew and took the motherboard and CPU with it.

You'll hear many of the same with cheap non-name PSU's. NOT worth it. Just invest slightly more for something antec/corsair etc etc.
I've been hearing stories about PSUs taking the components with them.

Not once has it happened to me, and I will continue to be against buying overly expensive PSUs.
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Steelpad SteelSeries Experience I-2 
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post #9 of 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by Track View Post
I've been hearing stories about PSUs taking the components with them.

Not once has it happened to me, and I will continue to be against buying overly expensive PSUs.
This is just incorrect.
Many cheap psu's will take parts with them or just burn out and probably end up costing you more.
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post #10 of 79
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ing-_-17703029

This should do the trick.
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