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    Default Cheapest but not cheap modular PSU

    Hi, looking to purchase a good semi modular or full modular PSU as cheap as possible with decent quality because it needs to power my home server PC 24/7 (Pentium G4400, 1 SSD, couple HDD). Maybe I'll some 6 pin GPU in the future so I don't really need that much power.

    Here's my local computer shop : http://enterkomputer.com/psu.php

    I saw this is the cheapest semi modular PSU.

    Enermax LEPA 450W Modular - N450-MA

    I originally had my eyes set on Antec NeoECO II 450W - 80+ Bronze Certified, but since my case (Cooler Master N200) doesn't have a good cable management, I decided to get a modular/semi modular PSU instead.

    How does the LEPA series compared to NeoECO II series?

    I'm trying to find review on LEPA series but no luck so far. Jonnyguru is the best PSU reviewer out there, so I thought I might ask it here.

    I'll probably get the CXM 450W if LEPA is garbage but it seems like this PSU have very limited cabling and doesn't even came with molex.

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    That LEPA N450-MA worths less than garbage, it's the infamous LEPA MX-F1, so it's pure crap.

    Paraphrasing HardOCP, the LEPA MX F1 is an example of something that quite simply should never have been sold.
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    Check the prices of Cooler Master G450M on Everest…

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    How long should the PSU last? Around 5 years or more like 10 years?

    Is a high efficiency important?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemot View Post
    Check the prices of Cooler Master G450M on Everest…
    Thanks for the warning

    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    How long should the PSU last? Around 5 years or more like 10 years?
    5 years is good enough for me, what's important for me is I need it to be reliable because I leave my house often without anyone in it and I leave my PC on all the time, just don't want my house to burn down caused by faulty PSU.

    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    Is a high efficiency important?
    Not really, unless it could save me like $20-30 / year then I use that money to invest in a better efficiency PSU, other than that I don't really care if I can only save 3-4 bucks / year.

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    Than the G450M seems ideal, CM states 5y warranty…80 PLUS Bronze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemot View Post
    Than the G450M seems ideal, CM states 5y warranty…80 PLUS Bronze.
    is it in this list? http://enterkomputer.com/psu.php

    Because I can't seem to find it.

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    I can see G550M, a 550W model. You can ask if they can deliver the 450W version…

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    Antec NeoECO II 450W looks to be your best option, it's the same PSU as the Antec VPF 450W.

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    Yeah those are also not that bad, should even have a few good caps (but who knows with those versions). Though the ripple was higher IIRC.

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