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Budget PSU... NEED Advice !!!

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    Hello to all. My name is Stefanel and i am from Romania. Next week a very good friend of mine, would like to upgrade his pc with a new PSU (a budget one) because now he have a generic 400W. His configuration has an Intel E2160 cpu, MSI P965 Neo-F V2 mb, 2x1Gb Mushkin PC6400 memory, Seagate 320Gb HDD, GeCube HD3850 256Mb DDR3 card, Asus DVD-Rw & 22" LCD.

    Please help me to choose one of the following PSU's:
    1. Recom PowerEngine 450W - 58 USD
    2. XILENCE 420W SPS-XP420.(12) R - 53 USD
    3. Thermaltake 420W TR2 W0061RE - 60 USD
    4. Sirtec 430W HPC-430-P12S - 57 USD
    5. Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 400W - 64 USD

    Thanks and i wait your suggestion/opinion !!!
     
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    I vote for the Thermaltake. Welcome to TPU, btw.
     
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    Pretty much same same. Vote another for the thermaltake. Why don't you make this a poll?
     
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    I have the thermaltake one and it runs my system just fine. (the one in my system specs)
     
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    I had that Thermaltake psu. Did the job nicely, and rails were stable.
     
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    So in the end the TT is the BEST choice... what about the FORTRON BS2 350W or SAGA 400W... would one of this 2 PSU manage to give the necesary power to his PC ??? Or maybe for 6 bucks more should he buy the TT 470W version instead of the 420W ???
     
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    FSP is a good group but forget 350w. I would say $7 more is worth 470w over 420w
     
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    THANKS a lot for your reply's... so the new PSU for his rig would be the Thermaltake 470W TR2 W0089RE for 67 USD. Have a nice day all of you :toast:

    So... today i purchased the Thermaltake 470W TR2 W0089RE for only 58 USD (special offer) and it's running so smooth :)
     
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