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Old 01-22-2008, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question best 500watt psu?

ok so my psu just died and took down most of my pc with it so now for my new pc i want to have a good psu that wont do this again. so what psu would you guys recommend?

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Nvidia 8800 gt/gts
Intel Pentium Dual Core e2180/2200 overclocked
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corsair 520hx...only psu you need.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail
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thanks for your reply i will definately get that one looks to be great quality and it is a good price too
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Corsair HX Series CMPSU-520HX 520W Power Supply at ZipZoomfly

save yourself 6 bucks
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Default Re: best 500watt psu?

there you go.....also...yes its a nice psu, just picked one up for the AMD rig in my sig, i have a CM 690 case where the psu is at the bottom and this psu reaches fine all the way to the top of my mobo and the sleeved modular cables are nice.
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thanks for the link but i live in new zealand so ill have to get it at my local pc store
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Default Re: best 500watt psu?

Also keep an eye out for the VX550 from corsair. Its also a quality psu, but it is nonmodular.
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xcilio 500 watt psu is the way to go cheap.
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the Stablepowers are good but the Greatpowers are better. Built by same oem mfr. as Antec's True power. Some of Corsair's psu's are made from Seasonic. Anyone one of those are fine. Noone seems to be a fan of Enermax so I won't even suggest it.
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Newegg.com - XCLIO GOODPOWER 500W ATX 500W Power Supply 115/ 230 V UL, CUL, TUV, CB, VDE, FIMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO, SEMKO - Retail

Have that. Powers my x1900xtx great
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