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    Looking for reliable 500w psu on the cheap

    So I just tore down my mothers pc today to give her my old 840 evo, and noticed her power supply had 10 years under it's belt.

    we got it back in 2007, around this time of year. It is some off brand. I'll have to crack open the case again in a few to get the brand name, but either way, it is too old for my taste. I'd rather not have to buy a new pc if I can avoid it

    She uses Facebook, plays bejeweled, and solitair, so she doesn't need a super powerhouse. Her video card is a Radeon HD4770.(cant even get drivers for that card anymore. Is the intel I5 2500k igp(I gave her my old mobo, ram, and cpu) a suitable alternative?)

    Basically, My knowledge pertains to parts she doesn't want to afford due to their price(EVGA G3) so I'm looking for one that is cheap and reliable.

    Thanks for the input!

    Budget: $50, lower is preferred.
    CPU:------------Intel Core I7 6700k@4.4 GHz
    Heatsink:------------Cryorig H5A White
    Motherboard:-Asrock Z170 - Extreme 6
    Memory:-------2x4gb Corsair DDR4 3000 MHZ 15-17-17-35
    Power Supply:Kingwin Lazer Gold series 850w
    Video Card:---XFX Hardswap edition RX480 8gb
    Case:-----------Corsair Air 540 Silver/black edition
    HDD:------------TOSHIBA PH3300U-1I72/Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb
    SSD:------------Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

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    Evga 500b?

    Corsair cx500?

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    Godzilla to ant hills caddi daddi's Avatar
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    I run the evga 500B nice, simi modular unit, no native sli or crossfire though.
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    Asrock Z-270M-ITX / i5 7600K Kaby Lake / G.Skill TridentZ series DDR4 4000 8gb x 2 / EVGA 4Gb 1050ti / Seasonic M12II 520W

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    As all the others said, u can go with Seasonic, EVGA or Corsair.. All being exceptional units. I had more experience with EVGA 430 and 500B and they are great.
    Current Rig : CPU: Intel Core i5 6600k w/ CM Hyper 212 EVO Mobo: Asus Maximus VIII Impact GPU: EVGA GTX 1070 FTW RAM: G.Skill TridentZ 2x8GB 3200MHz PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 650P2 Storage: Samsung 750 EVO 250GB / Hitachi Travelstar 1TB
    Waiting for my WC parts + stock clocks for now!

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    Stop by a local computer repair or supplies store if you have one. We've got one here in town that I frequent and I picked up a second hand 500 watt Antec for $10 for the wife's entry level gaming "modified" Dell I just needed something with a 6 pin plug to power a GPU since the original Dell 230 watt was, well, under powered...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EarthDog View Post
    Evga 500b?

    Corsair cx500?
    I have both of these in different rigs. On a budget, you won't find much better.
    Builds:Gaming Rig || HTPC
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170 Gaming 7 || ASRock H110 mItx
    CPU: i7-6700k @ 4.7GHz || Intel G4500
    GPU: GTX 1070 @ 2100/4500 || HD530
    Ram: 2x8gb Team Dark DDR4 @ 3000MHz || 2x4gb G.Skill DDR4 2133
    PSU: Corsair 750w || Corsair 430w
    SSD: OS - Kingston 120gb / Storage - Crucial 512gb || ADATA Priemer 120gb
    Cooling: Single loop with XSPC CPU block and Arctic MX-4 tim, 3x120mm Radiator with 6 SP120 fans in push/pull || Stock
    Case: Rosewill Rise with AF140 fans || Zalman T2 with Rosewill Fans
    OS: Windows 10 Pro || Windows 10 Pro
    Monitor: Catleap 2b Extreme 27" 1440p @ 120hz || 70" LED 1080p TV
    Audio: Sennheiser HD558 headphones || Atmos 5.1.4

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    check out neweggs refurb or open box sections. ive picked up several refurb evga 5 and 600 watt psus for folks. ive never spent more than $40 the least was $20 on a evga 400.

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