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Old 07-14-2006, 09:21 PM   #1
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182012

See, im looking at some rather high rated $20 PSU's. They seem all find and dandy, but the price can scare me away.

Specs look similar, and id go with the SunBeam over the Dynapower.

Also, I want to get a reliable one. I know the more reliable brands, (for what I want to spend) are a bit more.

So, what do you think?

I personally think http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817171007] one.

I will probably buy tonight. Ideas? Comments?
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Old 07-14-2006, 09:23 PM   #2
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well if i were u i would spend the extra money and get a more expensive psu, it costs more but its better then frying your comp or somethin, i have the OCZ powerstream its super stable and has plenty of watts i recommend it
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Old 07-14-2006, 09:26 PM   #3
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cheap PSUs does not say the sme wattage.

An Antec Truepower saying 530W IS 530W

A standard PSU saying 530W can maybe produce a 480W. That's why I spend bigger money and buy a $50 PSU at least.
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Old 07-14-2006, 09:27 PM   #4
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Always go for the higher priced more powerful PSUs. I would say in the 400-600 Watt range. PSU's are important to your computers performance, therefore you don't want to go cheap on that.
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Default Re: Is a cheap PSU reliable?

I was thumbing through, and I found this.

Not a bad price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182005

I mean, I supposed, I could splurge and buy a really good one. I rather not go over 50 though.. :|

Remember, lol im saving for my car Stereo.
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That rosewill one is looking nice, I will say that will do the job fine.

You selling your old GPU?
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Old 07-14-2006, 09:42 PM   #7
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I have a 450 Watt and I got it for about $30.00 on ebay. After the auction ended, I noticed that a 600 Watt went for the same price. You can probably get a great buy off ebay for under $50.00.
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Here you go
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954

Or you can save a few bucks and get the 400w version
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104953

That is a VERY good PSU for the price.
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I was thumbing through, and I found this.

Not a bad price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182005

I mean, I supposed, I could splurge and buy a really good one. I rather not go over 50 though.. :|

Remember, lol im saving for my car Stereo.
...please don't get that. just read the reviews on newegg
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For a budget in mind, you cant go wrong with Fortron. They make server quality psus. Other good ones are OCZ GameXstream (they are just OEM Fortrons), Seasonic, PCP&C (their 120mm fan one is OEM Seasonic i believe), Zippy, Mushkin, Sparkle, Silverstone (their Zeus line only) and Enermax (only their liberty line.)

Enermax's liberty line is the best for modular psu's. If you are going modulare I ONLY recommend Enermax, nothing else.
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