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Old 09-11-2004, 09:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need help. I have a pc but the power supply sucks. I need a new one, that is at least 400WAtts. What should i get. i want a reliable company, but i cant spend more that 60 bucks. Also this needs to be available at compusa. so can one of u check and tell me what brand is reliable there? thanks
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Old 09-11-2004, 09:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Compusa sells only two brands, one of them is their own both do the job.
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why does it have to be from compusa?
I reccomend either Antec, Thermaltake or Enermax power supplies
the Thermaltakes being the least expensive of these, this one is what I reccomend
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dude, don't get a PSU from compusa, http://www.resellerratings.com/seller1912.html
from what i've been reading on the reviews, you will probaly get a used PSU. and even if you don't and it fails, you probably won't get your money back.

try getting something from www.newegg.com
they at least have a return policy that doesn't say "you are screwed hahahahahaha" thermaltake is good, antec, aspire, raidmax.(maybe a few others)
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...153-005&depa=1
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hey, the thermaltake 480W is less expensive at newegg
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but it doesn't have active pfc.
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yeah they do, check their website
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but the one you linked to at newegg did not. my TT PSU has a version with active pfc. (but i own the passive pfc one) anyways, as long as you don't buy from compusa, you will be fine
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Antec is the best!
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i prefer antec..
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