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Old December 23, 2008, 11:42 AM
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Be careful, those specials end today. The cart I built is now at 360$, but still missing a PSU...

You could also take a look at the Antec Sonata III, which already has a 500W Antec PSU.
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Old December 23, 2008, 11:44 AM
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Do they seem like a good deal to you?
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Old December 23, 2008, 11:45 AM
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Sorry - forgot to add: yes, good choices.
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I'm a little late to the thread but I don't like those PSU's either, from experience. I have 15 of them installed in a training lab and they are by far the loudest component of the lot. Price and the not being my decision in the end is why we ended up with them. I would have much rather gone with a Seasonic OEM @ lesser power for the golden silence that we don't have any more. Everything else that's been discussed is great. These same 15 boxes have the G.Skill PC2-6400 in them and they've all been great so far. Good luck in your build.
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Old December 23, 2008, 11:53 AM
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NCIX Value Bundle Deal Intel E5200 CPU & Biostar P43 Motherboard -UNASSEMBLED NCIX.com SURPRISE SPECIALS!
The Surprise Special price on this item is guaranteed for ONLY 3 minutes. Available in limited quantities only, with a limit of 1 per customer. Hurry! No rainchecks or Price Matches for these items are available after limited quantities are sold out. Note: Your order for these items are counted only after you've completed your purchase. In Stock 35628 $179.99 $179.99 1 x Biostar TP43D2-A7 ATX LGA775 P43 DDR2 1PCI-EX 3PCI SATA2 HD Sound GBLAN CrossFireX Motherboard 1 x Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 Dual Core Processor LGA775 2.5GHZ 800FSB 2MB Retail Box
Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio In Stock 29812 $73.56 $73.56
G.SKILL F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit In Stock 26456 $49.99 $49.99
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB SATA2 3GB/S 7200RPM 16MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive OEM NCIX.com SURPRISE SPECIALS!
Available in limited quantities only, with a limit of 2 per customer. Hurry! No rainchecks or Price Matches for these items are available after limited quantities are sold out. Note: Your order for these items are counted only after you've completed your purchase. In Stock 18413 $57.99 $57.99
OCZ StealthXStream 600W ATX12V 20/24PIN Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black In Stock 23934 $91.99 $91.99

Total: 453$. There is a 30$ MIR for the OCZ PSU.

I would take a long, hard look at the Sonata III with your budget though.
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Your better off with the Fortron or Seasonic 450w power supply.

NCIX.com - Buy Seasonic SS-400ET 400W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS 6PIN PCI-E 120MM Fan OEM - SS-400ET In Canada.

And its a small workhorse.
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Your better off with the Fortron or Seasonic 450w power supply.

NCIX.com - Buy Seasonic SS-400ET 400W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS 6PIN PCI-E 120MM Fan OEM - SS-400ET In Canada.

And its a small workhorse.
You linked the 400W model. The problem is finding a PSU for his budget, but powerful enough to us with a 4870.
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400w shold suffice right?

also I plan to get the antec300 from the cc in town. $61, no shipping shoudl be good :D
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You linked the 400W model. The problem is finding a PSU for his budget, but powerful enough to us with a 4870.
I know I did.

It can run a GTX 260 or a 4850
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