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My friend is upgrading his oem computer with a 9800gtx+ and his psu isn't powerful enough and I'm looking for a good one. Budget is the lower the better, he probably only needs 400 watts but I want a reliable brand that won't blow up his computer.
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Seasonic is a good brand along with Corsair which gets their PSUs from Seasonic.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151074

That will probably be more than enough.
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I saw the seasonic on my quick newegg browse but it seems a bit pricey for 430w although it is a top notch psu. Does anybody know if the 500w builder series is good? I heard that wasnt the best set of psus made by corsair.
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I saw the seasonic on my quick newegg browse but it seems a bit pricey for 430w although it is a top notch psu. Does anybody know if the 500w builder series is good? I heard that wasnt the best set of psus made by corsair.
From what I have heard, they are lower builds of Seasonics. Not the top end high quality stuff, but not dirt cheap either. Basically, it's Seasonic's average grade components (MTBF is less then top end, etc.).
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171031
$40, and comes with a $20 MIR. 500 watts. Cooler Master is awesome.
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9800GTX needs 450 watts minimum plus 26 amps on the 12V rail so a decent 500 watt is the bare minimum i would go.

my bad forgot the GTX+ needs 2 6 pins

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341022 under $80 and has 25A on 2 rails
Edited by philhalo66 - 2/19/11 at 10:44pm
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9800GTX needs 450 watts minimum plus 26 amps on the 12V rail so a decent 500 watt is the bare minimum i would go.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341038 2 12V rails 18A each plus under 65 bucks
OCZ PSU's are notoriously terrible for ripple and usually cannot perform at their rated specs
    
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OCZ PSU's are notoriously terrible for ripple and usually cannot perform at their rated specs
mine been running fine for more than 3 years.

but if you say is try then try this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153114
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9800GTX needs 450 watts minimum plus 26 amps on the 12V rail so a decent 500 watt is the bare minimum i would go.

my bad forgot the GTX+ needs 2 6 pins

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341022 under $80 and has 25A on 2 rails
The 9800GTX+ will run on a quality 400W, it's about a 150W graphics card.

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OCZ PSU's are notoriously terrible for ripple and usually cannot perform at their rated specs
The StealthXStream II line is quite decent actually.

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mine been running fine for more than 3 years.

but if you say is try then try this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153114
That Thermaltake is an overrated piece of crap.
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