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This might get asked alot, sorry. Alright I finally got to order 3700+ Sandy + 2x1gb Crucial pc4000 RAM with an evga 7600gt video card. Now my concern is getting a new psu to replace my 350w. I'm looking to spend only $30, am I cheating myself there? Are there any good psu's with the 430w-500w range at that price? And if not what would be a good midrange psu?
 

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some cheap ones here, 550 watt<br />
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psu is an important part, balance it out<br />
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<a href="http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Category/category_tlc.asp?CatId=106" target="_blank">http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati....asp?CatId=106</a>
 

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Look into some ThermalTake PSU, you can get a nice one for around $40 that works great <img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Look into some ThermalTake PSU, you can get a nice one for around $40 that works great <img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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</div>Thermaltake PSU's are iffy at best. Get a nice cheap fortron/FSP Power Group, Those things are monsters.<br />
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The 450 watt FSP/fortron should be able to power that system with ease and only costs around 40-60 dollars.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Thermaltake PSU's are iffy at best. Get a nice cheap fortron/FSP Power Group, Those things are monsters.<br />
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</div>Can't say I agree with you there. I have a cheapass TR2 and its very stable for the money. It may not put out loads on the amperage but it does the job and powers my rig with ease.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Can't say I agree with you there. I have a cheapass TR2 and its very stable for the money. It may not put out loads on the amperage but it does the job and powers my rig with ease.</div>

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</div>I guess it was a very subjective opinion but the ones I've had to work with in friend's PC's were good for gaming, but didn't have the stability to overclock well, but overclocked nevertheless.
 

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im sure this is a great deal, $39.99 for 550 Watt Diablo (sleeved)<br />
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Thanks guys, I found this. Ultra V 400w free after rebate. <a href="http://shop1.outpost.com/product/4587957?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG" target="_blank">http://shop1.outpost.com/product/458...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG</a><br />
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After consideration, I'll wait for a good deal on a thermaltake psu.
 

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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103013" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103013</a><br />
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I hear these Sparkle PSU's are pretty amazing actually.<br />
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Where did you hear that? I know there are tons of cheap sparkles out there
 

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i wouldnt invest in any of those psu's .. a cheap psu can fail and take out alot of your gear.. a good psu has protection built in and wont take out your valuable gear. think about it.. your buying a 25 dollar psu that is free after rebate? .. remember the old saying, you get what ya pay for. about the best one mentioned was the one pink suggested. sparkle is made by FSP better known as Fortron... and as for t hat diablo, id rather punch myself in the face than to put that into a pc i have built. Long story short.. why spend good money on good gear only to cheap out on the psu? you shouldnt. $60 would be the LEAST i would spend on a psu. Antec True power 550 can be had for around that price.
 

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lol knew there was somethign up.....check this psu, I dont know anything bout it<br />
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<a href="http://www.xoxide.com/casegears-black-steel-480w.html" target="_blank">Suspiciously Cheap</a>
 

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haha thats what I was wondering.<br />
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Sunbeam, at least a heard of brand, 480watt, 18 bucks....<br />
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^^I heard the Sparkles where pretty good from this very forum. It was a thread a couple months ago and it was from a reliable member but I will never be able to find that thread.<br />
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