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Old 04-09-2006, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I'm building a second system identical to my own in the signature but this one will not ever need to run SLI. Can anyone recommend a decent PSU for around $50 US? Motherboard uses a 20 pin connector. I currently have an Antec 550watt on order but it cost near $100-US, so on the second system I'm trying to save money. 7900GT says it requires a min of 450 watt PSU.

Thanks in advance, specs below.

20 pin MOBO
AMD X2 3800
1GB XMS Corsair Dual Channel Ram
250GB WD Sata2 HDD
Asrock Dual Sata 2 MOBO (using onboard Lan)
1xLite-on DVDRW
eVGA 7900GT
Sound Blaster Audigy 2ZS

And for all of you that have helped answer all my other questions, I REALLY appreciate the help and patience, thank you. You've all helped me put together a nice system.

If I left out any information, please let me know.

I am considering this item from NewEgg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148027
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954
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I second that.
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Yea, but it won't leave alot of room for upgrading, adding new drivers or OCing.

However, since you can't flex your budget I'm guessing, it's the best way to go.
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I have that PSU and it's great.
Opteron 165 @ 2.7GHz with 7 fans going in my system... no problems at all.
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That's a rock solid psu. Don't question PZEROFGH!
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Thanks If you guys think it will support the build, I'll get it.
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Old 04-11-2006, 03:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hey guys, hate to bump this again, but how would the Fortran PSU stack up against this Cooler Master? It's got a nice rebate


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171008

Also, will editing a post "bump" the post back up or does it require a completely new post?
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FS Nortron<Antec<OCZ<PC Power and Cooling

They are all really solid brands, but that's the order that I'd consider in buying, but also based on price too.

Don't buy a PSU of a different brand than those four.
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Thanks, after reading all this and really thinking things over I'm debating just getting another Antec 550W, they are around $90. I didn't want to spend the extra money now but I'd rather not have to do this again in another year.

I'm not familiar with Cooler Master, seemed like a nice power supply with the rebate. But when it comes to PSU's and Video Cards I'm completely clueless. Glad you guys give me a hand!
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