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PSU's for budget builds....


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Hey guys....

 

Time to pick your brains...

 

I need some PSU's for budget builds that I am doing for testing...These will be for budget builds and simple (very simple) PVR boxes

 

These arent going to power monster overclocking boards but more likely mATX boards that will see 27/4 duty cycle...

 

Sorta like the deal from a while back I used the X-Clio 450watt units

 

I doesnt matter if its modular or not but has to be 24-pin compliant...

 

if you post in here please try to link the vendor you found it (IE newegg)

 

I am used to just buying the good OCZ but now with being more open oriented I would like to see whats out there thats good...

 

Thanks guys...

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The one David linked to is the same one I was going to suggest :)

 

I just put that in a build for my Mom, I am impressed with its specs & its price. It has only been running her rig for 3 weeks, but so far I like it. Only time will tell if it will last...

 

I think I am going to get another to replace the POS PowMax in my GF's computer... The PowMax is still going strong after ~2 years, but it makes me nervous knowing that it is in there. I had another one blow up on me... Well, not exactly blow, more like loud *POP* fizzle, smoke, & that wonderful smell of burnt electronics - Yum...

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Another vote for Fortron!

 

I've used 'em in 5-6 rigs, never had one go bad yet, including one rig that's been in use for 4-5 years! (Not mine, built for a relative!)

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Antec Smartpower 500

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16817103937

 

For a low power mATX or smaller (what it is? ITX?) this might suffice, though for the cost the Fortron (or others) would be better.

 

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 370

 

http://www.pcpower.com/products/viewproduct.php?show=S36ATX

 

Not sure on this last one, up to how much you trust Jonny & pals. Personally considering his gear (and the cost of the psu) it might be worth a shot. For a computer you know will be low power. note: only two SATA cables though, regardless of its power that might be a hindrance for some

 

Rosewill RP500-2

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16817182016

 

the review:

 

http://www.jonnyguru.com/review_details.php?id=48

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