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PSU Advice

jusomdudejusomdude Posts: 2,389Member Uncommon

I need a new PSU since old one died.

I was looking at this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171060

I have a llano a8-3850, 2 sticks of ddr3 ram, 1 sata 1 HD, 4 usb devices, and 1 DVDRW drive.

 

Seems like a good deal to me at $15 instant rebate and $15 mail-in.

Comments

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,784Member Uncommon

    How about the power supply that just died?  If you could buy it (the dead one, not a new version of it) for $15 off with a $15 rebate, would you?

    That's not a hard question.  My point is, it matters what product you get, not just how much you paid for it.  And the Cooler Master GX series wouldn't necessarily be a good value even if it were free.

    It sounds like you want a low budget, low wattage power supply.  That gives you some decent options, such as this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033

    Or if you're a big fan of mail-in rebates, you could try this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    Those aren't great, but they're a lot better than the Cooler Master GX series.  They'll be adequate for your needs, and they're cheap.  Or if you want cheap without the rebate, you could try this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151086

    Don't plan on adding a video card if you get that, though.  And I haven't seen any real reviews of it, so I'm just guessing that it's good from the brand name.

  • jusomdudejusomdude Posts: 2,389Member Uncommon

    Actually I would buy the one that just died again... It's lasted a good while.

     

    Anyways, thanks for digging those up. I'll choose one that works for me.

  • RidelynnRidelynn Fresno, CAPosts: 4,179Member Uncommon

    One thing to beware of:

    Power supplies rarely die alone. A majority of the time, when they die, they take other components with them (memory and motherboards commonly, video cards and hard drives occasionally).

    Don't be surprised if you put in the new power supply and the computer either doesn't work at all, or acts very strangely (BSODs, random reboots, etc).

  • QuizzicalQuizzical Posts: 14,784Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ridelynn

    One thing to beware of:

    Power supplies rarely die alone. A majority of the time, when they die, they take other components with them (memory and motherboards commonly, video cards and hard drives occasionally).

    Don't be surprised if you put in the new power supply and the computer either doesn't work at all, or acts very strangely (BSODs, random reboots, etc).

    This, by the way, is why it is a very bad thing when your power supply dies--and much worse than, say, a memory module dying.

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