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  1. Soylent Joe

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    My friend overloaded his 500W Apevia trying to run a 9800GT, 8600GT, Q9550, and 2 HDD's. He has strictly $80 to spend on a new one which he'll be powering those same things with. Looking for something with really good quality and headroom for future upgrades. He's using a CM Elite case so no really short cable PSU's. Modular would be awesome, but mainly looking for quality, power, and a good amount of amps on the +12V rail. If it's cheaper than $80 that's great since he was planning to spend that money on something else before the PSU went kaplooey.
    Thanks in advance ;)

    I was looking at this one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152028
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    Check out PSUs made by " Be Quiet" German company, make really really nice Psu's.

    I have a 750w modular one : ]

    Its really quiet and the exhaust air in a 20-21 Celsius room is only 24 c :D
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    But you're in England man. Oh also, the PSU needs to be available on the Egg :/
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    Ahh well i don't know about newegg but I'm sure they get exported ha ha
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    so he is gonna replace 1 piece of junk for another.. thats silly.

    Get a Corsair, Silverstone or Seasonic.
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    At least the new piece of junk will work
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341034 - 700wat OCZ gamerXtreme recertified

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022 550watt OCZ modular fatality edition 550watt has a 10% discount as well with promo code cz10 $69 has 6pin and 6pin +2

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817812004 muskin 580watt with $30 mail in rebate also $69 (before rebate) 4 12v rails at 20amps each


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016 antec 550watt continuos at $64 12v rails 22amp 22amp and 25amps


    take ur pick
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    I got one of those and within a day it died. (I was only drawing 200 watts too) I replaced it with a Seasonic (which died within the first week. The RMA Seasonic one has been fine for a month so far)
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    Only 21 reviewers out of 150 on the site rate it less then 3 stars.

    I''ve had big brand stuff DOA aswell, its luck of the draw : ]
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    I've always had good luck with Corsair PSUs. For $80 before rebate and $60 after, the VX550 is an amazing deal. A little over a year ago I payed more than this for a VX450, but the 550 will handle his rig with ease (I ran a 3.2GHZ Q6600 and SLI 9600GSOs on a CX400w. It was probably close to the limits, but it still ran quiet and stable, and for $25 after rebate for the CX it was a very good purchase).
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    I would say 90% of reviews there are junk. And as to luck of the draw I go through about 100 PSs a month.. My draw is pretty accurate.

    I would have bet the Seasonic was bulletproof but as with quite a bit of the newer hardware now a days their quality control is going downhill.
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    Well good luck with your choice, but I don't trust Raidmax. I have used their parts before and they are little too inconsistent. Plus it does not have Active PFC which I consider a must.

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