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Old September 30, 2008, 10:29 PM
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Default Need help picking a good but cheap PSU

This is my final build. I've changed it like a thousand times but I've decided this will be perminate.

CPU:E8400
MOBO: GB P43
GPU: Visiontek 4870
RAM: G.SKill 2x2GB
MX-2
OCZ Vendetta
Xigmatek Crossbow

I'm guessing 600W is enough for this rig so I picked these models. I added the Corsair 550W because I've heard nothing but good news about em..problem is I'm worried it might not be enough.

OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W -$86
Corsair VX550W
Coolermaster Extreme Power 600W
OCZ GameXStream 600W

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Old September 30, 2008, 10:32 PM
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Take the corsair first.
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Old September 30, 2008, 10:33 PM
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are you sure it's enough?
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Old September 30, 2008, 10:43 PM
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ok can't get the corsair, gets me like 40 bucks over budget. any other choices?
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Old September 30, 2008, 10:45 PM
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NCIX.com - Buy Antec Truepower Trio 550W Power Supply ATX12V V2.0 Active PFC SLI Certified 120MM Fan - TP3-550 In Canada.
Great PSU
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Old October 1, 2008, 01:14 AM
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ok can't get the corsair, gets me like 40 bucks over budget. any other choices?
It's $99 at NCIX. Are you saying that you only have $59 towards a PSU? If that's the case..you should either change something else in your order, to allow for a quality PSU, or wait and save more money. My suggestion...price-match the Corsair VX-550 from Direct Canada. GL

Corsair VX550W 550W ATX 12V 41A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - DirectCanada
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Old October 1, 2008, 01:16 AM
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Like Vortex, take the Antec. Just dpnt buy 'crummie' PSU's, like InWin, or some flaky name;p
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Old October 1, 2008, 01:37 AM
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Cheap + Good don't exist for power supplies.

They are either good or they are cheap.
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Old October 1, 2008, 11:24 AM
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whle they might not be "cheap" some of antecs lower psu (650w below) are really good value. Also when the corsairs go on sale they are really good deals as well.
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Old October 1, 2008, 11:51 AM
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yeah I priced matched the corsair one for 72.99. I'm a little over but that's alright.
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