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Old 05-07-2008, 08:59 PM   #41 (permalink)
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lol ste.
i've been watching this thread, and i really don't have anything to add.
this is a great hardware forum, but like ste said, once the parts are listed, thats about it man.
Once the parts are listed, that's when you begin analysing. Is this component the best for the money? Is this component compatible with that component? etc., etc. -- That's what I'm trying to get to.
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Old 05-08-2008, 06:26 AM   #42 (permalink)
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The point that were trying to get to is, that a crappy power supply = more money spent down the road. If you want to lose the entire system just because you decided to be cheap, go right ahead.

A quality power supply can last years...its well worth it.
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Hes trying to build the cheapest build possible.

Anyway for the cheap i recommend what i have at the moment 430w thermaltake xp550. But what you have with your current build is fine, but has a chance of causing problems because of the quality.
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:58 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Point taken. Is this a crappy power supply?

Arctic Power 500W PSU With PCI-E 2x SATA, 20+4 ATX12V 8pin +12V Connectors - Retail Boxed - Ebuyer
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Old 05-08-2008, 12:14 PM   #45 (permalink)
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yes, it is.
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:43 PM   #47 (permalink)
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How about this one?

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX 520W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Power Supplies
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:47 PM   #48 (permalink)
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The Corsair 450vx. Its a great psu and will provide more than enough power for your system.
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Old 05-08-2008, 04:23 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Ironic how the list is in the exact order I would rank them quality wise.
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Old 05-08-2008, 07:33 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Excellent. Thanks Ste and Puddle Jumper. (Shame about the price though lol - I will add it to the list)

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