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  1. MaxAwesome

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    Hey guys, I'm a bit worried because I found out that my PSU is from Deer. I'm worried because the consensus all over the internet is that they are utter sh*t, and have a very high rate of failure, and they like to take other components with them as well when they die. (CPU, Mobo, etc)

    Can't believe I'm running my 2 month-old PC on a piece of crap like this! But maybe I have one of the good ones? Or maybe i've just been lucky my PC hasn't pushed it real hard yet?
    Well, my current 8600gt is powered through the PCI-E slot... so maybe that plays a role as well. Just looking for input. Maybe I got one the "good" Deer PSUs? lol :p

    I really had no idea, because even though I like to keep myself well informed about hardware, I really never paid much attention to PSUs.

    I'm looking for suggestions for a new PSU, preferably a cheap, around 50 Euros, which must be around 50$, more or less; (by my standards it's already kinda expensive :p but I know you guys favour the PSU above almost anything else, so what's expensive to me, is dirt cheap to you, so please bear with that.) and reliable PSU.

    My specs are on the left, but as you can see, i'm planning on upgrading to a new GPU, so take that into account and try to keep it as close as possible to 50-60.

    Just point me in the best direction within the budget :)

    Cheers!
     
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    haha, suggest that too m8 ;)

    where do you live?
     
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    Portugal lol Why? :)
     
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    The 650TX might make ur cpu/gpu/nb temps a bit higher due to non-modular but if temps are low there is no problem.
     
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    Because that makes a lot of difference where you can buy your stuff ;)

    serioulsy dont EVER skimp the psu. you say its out of your budget but if your about to get a GTX260 then get the PSU first then the GTX.
     
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    I don't know if this is "legal" (if it' not, please delete) but here it goes:

    http://www.chiptec.net/index.php?catid=8&subcat=85&pagina=0&order=preco

    This is basically the best computer store in around here, and the link above will point to the PSU section, you may not understand what it says, but i'm sure u can understand prices and makers :p Oh and the numbers down there, are the page numbers :D

    Is any of those any good? Because I'm totally clueless when it comes to PSUs.
     
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    I've never heard of brand named linkworld so don't buy it. +1 on freaks telling you "NEVER skimp on the psu" the psu should be the first component u buy then along with the cpu/mobo etc.
     
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    PC&P are good
    Corsair are good
    OZC are pretty good
    Thermaltake are pretty good
    Seasonic (same as corsair i think) (someone correct me if i am wrong)

    get one of those on the list. i cant read what the site says lol.
     
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    Its a good PSU but likes to ripple at full load.
    Does Antec or SeaSonic sell there? lol...
    I have an EA380 and its ripple is under 1% on the 12V rail...
    the 3.3V rail is at 2-3% Ripple...
    5V Rail is under 1% ripple due to it being almost NOT used...
    For your rig maybe an Antec EarthWatts 500W (It might be the "D" model which is made by Delta and not SeaSonic though)...
     
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    You mean the OCZ StealthXStream 500w?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    So this would be a good choice then? I can stretch it a bit and get the 600w version instead, provided it's better.
     
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    More is sometimes better.. and its definantly better when it comes to OCZ. ;-)
    btw- I edited my post above... added some useful info. ;-)
     
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    Erocker meant (i think) that that would meet it but you woulnd't have much room to expand.
     
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    :p Of course! We're not third world country, mate! ::D

    We get all the hot hardware, but as someone said, there might be a price difference. For example, someone showed me a HX620 from Corsair on newegg, that sold for 159$.

    Hardware here in Europe is generally 20-40$ cheaper than the US.

    Here in portugal the HX620 sells at about 90 euros = 120$.
     
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    Yeah, I am an avid supporter of 80PLUS PSUs. SeaSonic has been making 80+ capable PSUs since the mid-90s and has the most 80PLUS PSUs than any other manufacturer so it would be more reliable ITLR to go with SeaSonic based PSUs.
    EarthWatts are rebadged SeaSonics.
     
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    Seasonic = sub manufacturer of Corsair.
     

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