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Old 05-18-05, 12:32 PM Thread Starter   #1

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best deal for PSU under $80.00

My buddy has a 2400+ oc'd, 120 gig wd, dvd burner and a gig and a half of ram.
We just got him a 9800xt for his bday, and Im looking for a psu to power it as cheap as possible, but still strong and stabl. I want to up his clock some more with it.
What are the suggestions?
Looking at perhaps antec 430, tt420, etc...

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Old 05-18-05, 01:15 PM   #3

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Can you do wrong with that?
yes the new x-connects are terrible. Look for your antec's sl-450, true blue 430, maybe if your lucky a blue storm fortron, or maybe another fortron/sparkle variant.
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I got this Fortron fsp400 and it's fantastic.It has has a better 12volt line than my Antec true power 430.It comes in two flavors.One with a black fan and the one that Ihave has a blue led fan.
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Old 05-18-05, 01:47 PM   #5
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If you look around in the cyber deals section there has been a couple of links to Fortron AX-500A Blue Storm supplies for $69. This is the best supply at the $89 mark, and is overwhelmingly so at $69.

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Old 05-22-05, 08:04 PM   #6

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A Fortron 530W can be had for ~$80 It's a good PSU.


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Old 05-22-05, 08:31 PM   #7

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This is the absolute best around your budget.
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Old 05-22-05, 08:43 PM   #8

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I just got myself an enermax noisetaker 485W PSU for $90CAD. So far it seems like a pretty decent PSU.

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Old 05-22-05, 08:46 PM   #9

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I vote for the fortron bluestorm over it, 69 free shipping for that beast is a snag. It will power that system no problem
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