Originally Posted by white owl
I was responding to Shilka.
I actually didn't see the other I, I thought it was the same group regulated PSU from 8 years ago that was on sale for $30 again.
No idea what the new one is made of and can't find anything about it really.
Oh, I apologize - I definitely missed that.
Even the original 520W and 620W S12II PSUs would be fine for this, even though they have a higher price right now. It's not like this rig is going to need a stellar PSU. She won't be overclocking. She just wants a good computer.
Sure, for about $30 she could have a PSU that would make most of us overclockers happy, but I see no reason to increase the cost of the build even further above the $700 cost goal just for a PSU we all know is better but would (or should) make no difference to her, even after several years.