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    Hey, I was wondering what the minimum PSU would be that could power a 8800gts 640mb and a quad core (will upgrade xmas time possibly to q6600)? I was wondering if any PSU under $100 could comfortably power q6600, 2GB DDR2-800 RAM, 8800gts 640, 250gb SATA? I know the 520w Corsair likely can, but I was wondering if there was something cheaper that could. I don't have a preference on what website I use, or if it is not silent, I just want something cheap that can power the system.

    Oops, new to these forums and just realized the sub-$150 thread. Anyway, I'm over at the CAL Hardware Forums giving suggestions, but PSU's are just really not my forte. I'm guessing the Enhance 500w is the cheapest PSU to power this system, correct?

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    600w Ultra X-finity w/flexforce cables

    $66.99, which isn't bad.

    jonny reviewed the 500 and 600w flexforce models at the same time, see here.

    this is probably the "cheapest" you can go, but IMO, you'd be better off getting a 320mb version of the 8800GTS and budgeting more for the power supply.
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    I may get the 8800gts 640 for free. If I don't, I will likely try to buy the 320. Also, do you think the 500w would be able to power the system? I was actually looking at xoxide for my case and saw the Chenming 301 with space for 4 80mm fans (2 in side panel, 1 in front, 1 in back) and the option to add the fans. Only $75 for the case and fans after shipping.
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    Any good brand 430W PSU will do fine. Antec EarthWatts/TP Trio for example.

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    I will probably go with this:

    http://www.xoxide.com/ultra-xfinity-600w-black.html PSU
    http://www.xoxide.com/chenming301bk.html Case

    Since I have a red LED mouse, and red backlight Saitek Eclipse, I will buy the 4 Quad LED option. It all comes to $150 after shipping. The case is a similar layout to the X-Plorer by Apevia.

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