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Old 09-25-2010, 11:02 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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I wouldn't touch them to run a lightbulb....

The best idea is to watch newegg, and you can get great psus for incredibly cheap; with discounts.

The problem with those are the volts and amps are bad... 500W and 32Aish is bad.... At 500W I'd expect more Amps

Something like this: Newegg.com - OCZ StealthXstream II OCZ500SXS2 500W ATX12V v2.2/ EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
and with all discounts, its 10 bucks more, and awhole lot better.
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Tigerdirect is an ok place, but stick with newegg.ca, cheaper, and a far, far, larger selection of actual computer parts.

Tigerdirect seems to be better when it comes to finding odds and ends.
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Tigerdirect is an ok place, but stick with newegg.ca, cheaper, and a far, far, larger selection of actual computer parts.

Tigerdirect seems to be better when it comes to finding odds and ends.
Oh, alright. I was using Tigerdirect cause it's Canadian o_o

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I wouldn't touch them to run a lightbulb....

The best idea is to watch newegg, and you can get great psus for incredibly cheap; with discounts.

The problem with those are the volts and amps are bad... 500W and 32Aish is bad.... At 500W I'd expect more Amps

Something like this: Newegg.com - OCZ StealthXstream II OCZ500SXS2 500W ATX12V v2.2/ EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
and with all discounts, its 10 bucks more, and awhole lot better.
That. Okay. Gotcha.
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Actually, they are an American based company if I remember right, Newegg used to be exclusive to the states, but a few years ago opened a canadian site and ships to canada now.
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Ah youre Canadain... Also theres NCIX.com Its outa BC and Markhem as well now.

So look at Newegg.ca - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! or
NCIX.com - Canada's Premier Computer Store - Great Technology, Service and Selection. Usually ncix is better on shiping, and faster. Newegg ships out of the US and takes a longer time.
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I was about to recommend NCIX but patonb beat me to it.
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I was about to recommend NCIX but patonb beat me to it.
Well, being Canadian its my first shopping spot, especially with their price match garrentee.
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