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Old 09-28-2010, 07:26 PM   #1
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Default low priced but decent PSU suggestions

Now I know skimping on the power supply is a bad idea but I am making a budget build computer and some of the power supplies out there are just plain ridiculously priced.
Is there any company that makes at least a semi decent PSU at around $40 to $60?
I was told never to buy a cheap psu, but when you are on a budget and watching your wallet you sometimes have to see your options.
I have got suggestions on some brands like Corsair, OCZ, Seasonic but not too many others.
I heard Cooler master PSU's are mixed and most of the others have shaky reviews.
So on a budget from $40 to $60 what PSU's with at least a semi decnt wattage can I buy?
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:30 PM   #2
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whats your pc specs?
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:42 PM   #3
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whats your pc specs?
I will be getting: A Phenom II X4 955 Black edition
2GB of ram (though I will up that to 4 soon)
A Rosewill Challenger case
A DVD/CD burner
A gigabyte Mobo with onboard graphics
I will not be using any fancy graphics cards anytime soon so anything in the 450w to 500w range is fine for now as this is what I need to get a basic setup and later on I can expand if needed, but the more wattage I can get initially the more I can use to power up another device like a blu-ray drive, a lot of the PSU's I see in the 400w range dont have enough connections so 500w seems to fit my bill
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151080
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:55 PM   #5
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Default Re: low priced but decent PSU suggestions

any other suggestions?
I am just looking at models/ brands to compare.
I know seasonic is good but any others around my price range that might fit?
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:09 PM   #6
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I'm using this one right now and it works great.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341018
700w is allot, but if you plan on upgrading then this is great bang for the buck.

Heres two more
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371016
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139004

I have installed both these PSU's in recent builds and they are great, reliable units.

I would go Antec and Corsair over Seasonic, just from personal experience. Antec and Corsair were much more reliable than Seasonic.
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:19 PM   #7
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Yeh the ModXStream is too pricy for me, I am trying to get the best PSU for at least 500W for now, I should not need much more then that anyhow.
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:25 PM   #8
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Keep in mind, after mail in rebate the modx extreme is only 59.99
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:02 PM   #9
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yeh but the rebate isnt worth it for me.
Any other suggestions?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-004-_-Product

get that.
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