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    Default Suggestions on which PSU to get for my friend's rig

    So one of my friends is planning on getting a budget gaming rig in the near future, the specs of which can be found here:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/list/QwMTCy

    My only concern is the power supply as I'd like to have her get something that's reliable. She mostly gets her wares at the local Fry's near Indianapolis (http://www.frys.com/category/Outpost...ower+Supplies/ - select the Fishers, IN as the store to see what's available there) but she's OK with buying a unit off Amazon just in case. The one I chose is the Thermaltake TR2 700W, but I was wondering if there's anything better or just as good as it.

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    Hmmm... I don't like Thermaltake TR2 series: I found them mediocre. And 700W is excesive for that ultra-low power consumption rig. What's the maximum budget for the PSU?

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    At that Fry's the cheapest, not crappy ATX PSU is http://www.frys.com/product/7947110

    I like also the http://www.frys.com/product/8392457 but it's not preferable to the other one, quality wise, it's just a mere personal taste (I prefer the quietest PSU for the job).
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    Guess it wouldn't hurt to try the Silverstone, and as far as system budget goes, she plans on spending not more than $550-600. Would a 300-watter do for that config, or does it need a bit more slack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by huckleberrypie View Post
    Guess it wouldn't hurt to try the Thermaltake
    So why did you ask us for advice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by huckleberrypie View Post
    Guess it wouldn't hurt to try the Silverstone, and as far as system budget goes, she plans on spending not more than $550-600. Would a 300-watter do for that config, or does it need a bit more slack?
    The card draws less than 60W during gaming, so with the rest of the rig not being very power hungry, anything in the 300-400W area would be more than enough. Even though the 750 card does not need it, maybe it would be prudent to get a unit with at least 1xPCIe connector in case she wants a more powerful graphics card later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quest for silence View Post
    So why did you ask us for advice?
    Did you catch him in the middle of an edit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Did you catch him in the middle of an edit?
    It's likely so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quest for silence View Post
    It's likely so.
    Lol I kinda' slipped up with the reply.

    Quote Originally Posted by Smirnoff View Post
    The card draws less than 60W during gaming, so with the rest of the rig not being very power hungry, anything in the 300-400W area would be more than enough. Even though the 750 card does not need it, maybe it would be prudent to get a unit with at least 1xPCIe connector in case she wants a more powerful graphics card later.
    As what I was thinking. Oh, and what about these two?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371045
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139146

    The prob with the Antec is that it doesn't appear to have PFC from what I've read, but would that be crucial especially with the 750Ti on board?

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    The CX450M is a good option for sure. Beats the Antec in price/performance by a large margin.

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