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I have been doing some budget gaming builds for friends and I am really getting stuck with what psu to choose for them. The last 2 have been AMD quad cores and a Nvidia GTX 460 graphics card. I put a 600W Corsair PSU in the last one and I feel it was pretty overkill for the setup, and it was $70. I feel like I could put a good $35ish psu in a similar rig and still get a perfectly decent setup. The problem is I am at a loss as to what one to pick!

Any suggestions would be great!

I know about the cheaper CM line of psu's and all I have to say is ick! lol so those are out.
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The Antec Neo Eco 400W will do perfectly well.

Edit: sorry, you said $35-45... I'd suggest the XFX 450W then, it's $55 but a mail-in rebate makes that $45. Otherwise, the Antec EA-380D would also work.
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The Antec Neo Eco 400W will do perfectly well.

Edit: sorry, you said $35-45... I'd suggest the XFX 450W then, it's $55 but a mail-in rebate makes that $45. Otherwise, the Antec EA-380D would also work.
Not interested in prices after MIR. These are for "client" builds and I can't afford to eat the cost of the MIR for 3 months. $55 is still a lot better than $70 though so that could be a good option! Thanks!
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Is 400W enough for a 460? Im a little afraid of that. I was hoping for something around 450+
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post #7 of 24
You'll note I suggested the Antec EA-380D earlier as well That's enough for a GTX 460. 400W is definitely enough. It's only a 150W card, and that's peak load.
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I have an Antec 430w PSU powering my GTX 275 in my folding rig.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371034

The GTX 275 says it requires a minimum 575w but my backup rig has been running just fine for 2 months straight 24/7.
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You'll note I suggested the Antec EA-380D earlier as well That's enough for a GTX 460. 400W is definitely enough. It's only a 150W card, and that's peak load.
Interesting!

any idea why this chart shows it at 270W peak load then?
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...card-review/11
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Quote:
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Interesting!

any idea why this chart shows it at 270W peak load then?
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...card-review/11
That's for the whole system
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