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Also a SeaSonic S12II 430W BRONZE is a great choice..

Costs 60$ on Newegg though..

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I'm gonna have to suggest OCZ ModXstream Pro series. Dirt cheap, almost always on sale, almost always have MIR (ocz is quick and fast with MIR) and you get higher power, modularity and 80+ certified. I picked up my 700w for $54, the 600w was $46 and the 500w was $39. They usually don't get this low all the time but they are always just a few dollars off from that on sale.

NCIX.com has the best deals on ocz PSU's usually and I use them for most of my budget builds or light gamers.

The 700w actually broke the under $50mark once at $48 for a 700w modular 80+ PSU.

Definitely one of the top budget PSU's out there.
The ModXStreams are a pretty decent value. But my main goal is to keep things under $50, and while ModXStreams can be had for that low, they can't be reliably had for that low. 80% of the time they sit at $60-$100, and then you get a crazy sale where they sell them for $30-$50 and everyone buys them, and then it's back to normal. I'm trying to keep it to stuff where there will always be someplace listing it for $50 or less. It's why I picked the EA-380D over the EA-430D. The 430W can sometimes be had for under $50 sometimes, but most of the time it's at $60.
post #33 of 58
Would the Antec HCG-400 400W qualify? I know the price is a sale price with MIR, but....
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Would the Antec HCG-400 400W qualify? I know the price is a sale price with MIR, but....
Well, considering the existing NeoECO 400C has almost the same internals for much cheaper I'd say it doesn't represent a good bang for the buck. But it does have its place, mainly if you need to buy from a store that doesn't stock the NeoECO.
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Well, considering the existing NeoECO 400C has almost the same internals for much cheaper I'd say it doesn't represent a good bang for the buck. But it does have its place, mainly if you need to buy from a store that doesn't stock the NeoECO.
So which is the better overall unit, regardless of price?
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So which is the better overall unit, regardless of price?
I think the HCG is the Bronze version of S12II, so has higher efficiency, and may have slightly better quality capacitors.
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It's called coil whine, and for some reason everyone seems to be having issues with it all of a sudden. I don't know if it's always been an issue but no one noticed because their computers were louder, or if it's something just happening recently due to some change in manufacturing practices or something. But it's everywhere now, and everyone's complaining.
Yeah, I've noticed that too. Pretty weird as coil whine seemed to be quite rare in the past.
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Nice list!
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post #39 of 58
Hey Phaedrus, what do you think of this unit?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817189014

Its what I have powering my E6400 and I really think its a good psu, I got it for $55 in July 2008

Or maybe I kept this one? (I bought 2 xclios and sold one off)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817189005
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I think the HCG is the Bronze version of S12II, so has higher efficiency, and may have slightly better quality capacitors.
Do you know if the HCG is based off of the 380W or 430W S12II?
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