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    PSU under $100

    Whats the best PSU for under $100?

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    Is the Fortron AX500-A still a good PSU? Will be powering Asus M2N-E, 3200 orleans, 7900gs or 7600gt, 1 hdd, 1 dvd, 1 gig ddr2 800.

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    The AX-500 is still good, but PSUs have evolved since the days we used to recommend it. I would recommend:

    Seasonic S12 430 or 380 - Plenty of power for your system, and quiet.

    Enermax Liberty 400 - For a 400W unit, it packs a lot of 12v power. Even more than the AX500.

    Enhance 500W - I believe it's under $100. Great all around unit.

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    The AX500-A is getting a bit long in the tooth. There are better options to be had these days, like this one already mentioned:

    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=PS-E5150GH
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    There's a Sparkle 550w PSU on Newegg for $89.99, but I have never had any experience with that particular, so I am not sure how reliable it is.

    I have a spare 400w Sparkle PSU that's got plenty of amperage for a 400w... 18A on dual 12v rails, 30A on 3.3v, and 28A on 5v.

    Sparkle is supposed to be one of the best.

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    The sparkel is good, but not as effecent as the Enhance, for the OP's rig.. I would get the Ewiz deal OW linked
    $300 for your CPU
    $500 for your GFX card
    $100 for your memory
    $200 for your motherboard
    $9.99 for your PSU

    Having a CHEAP power supply take out your computer PRICELESS.

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    Or same Enhance build for Silverstone with better fan controller.

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    For a little over $100 you can find a Silverstone Zeus 56ZF, use froogle.
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    MadMan, he could almost buy two of the Enhance units for the price of the best deal on the Silverstone and it would be more then adequte
    More effecent even, just not quite as powerfull, but he doesn't need the extra power.
    $300 for your CPU
    $500 for your GFX card
    $100 for your memory
    $200 for your motherboard
    $9.99 for your PSU

    Having a CHEAP power supply take out your computer PRICELESS.

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