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    Hello,

    I'm going to build a new computer and I need a suggestion for a good PSU that can power it and isn't going to destroy my PC. I need it to be around $60. I'd also like to get the PSU from newegg if possible. Heres the system specs:

    AMD Athlon 64 x2 4200+ (Windsor)
    OCZ Gold (2x512) 1GB PC2 5400 (DDR2) Ram
    Sapphire Radeon X1950GT OR EVGA GeForce 7900GS
    AuzenTech XMystique 7.1 Channel 24bit Sound Card
    ABit NF-MS2 GeForce 6100 Micro ATX Motherboard
    Cooler Master Elite 330 Case
    2 Cooler Master 120mm Case Fans
    Here's the PSU's I've been looking at:

    SPARKLE ATX-450PN ATX12V 2.2 450W:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103024

    Xclio Good Power 500W PSU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817189005

    CoolerMaster eXtreme RP-500-PCAR 500W PSU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171018

    Rosewill RP550-2 550W PSU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182017

    I'm not sure if any of these are any good.

    Thanks!

    BTW, great website Jonny
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    Newegg rarely has the best price point on a PSU, so why limit not only yourself but those you ask of help.
    Worth a good looking over. http://www.badcaps.net/

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    www.ewiz.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by GalvanizedYankee View Post
    Newegg rarely has the best price point on a PSU, so why limit not only yourself but those you ask of help.
    that's true, but what I've found is that newegg is often the easiest site to browse and find what you're looking for. I don't know of any other site with a search engine like Newegg's. Then there's the trust factor. You might be willing to swear by the service you've received from Joe's Computer Shack, but Jonny may have been screwed by them and wouldn't recommend them to anybody.

    So, what I like to do is find what I'm looking for on Newegg, then do a google search for the item, find a price that I like then check out resellerratings.com. More often than not, I end up back at newegg. I have dealt with ZZF, TD, ewiz, PerformancePC's, Xoxide, Deadeye, and Monarch.

    Is there some magical shop that I'm missing? I know there are plenty of others out there, mwave, geeks.com, directron...
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    Problem with newegg for me is taxes. Here in TN we have outragious sales tax, 9-10% depending on what you buy, INCLUDING FOOD. Sure, no income tax, for now, but what good does that do the destitute? Newegg has a warehouse or something somewhere here in Tennessee so I have to pay through the nose on taxes, so I have started using some other vendors. You'd think it would be great that they have an operation here, that I'd get stuff sooner, but I don't, it all ends up coming from CA anyways, so...
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    Calm down dude. If you're so stressed about a mere 9-10%, how about europeans paying 19-25% sales tax plus about the same income tax? Can you even say 40-50% total taxes, nevermind paying them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neon Biker View Post
    Calm down dude. If you're so stressed about a mere 9-10%, how about europeans paying 19-25% sales tax plus about the same income tax? Can you even say 40-50% total taxes, nevermind paying them?
    I bet if you added it up it is more than that

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    14.5% tax here in Quebec plus of every $1500 I make, about $500 goes to The Man.

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    Yeah, but you guys get health care and other stuff that we are left out in the cold for. I'd take your taxes, here HMOs dump you when you are fatally ill, at least you guys know you will get treatment. Here people die untreated. But I pay 10% tax and see nothing for it to speak of. TN has some of the worst state systems in the country, and graft is rampant. Polititions here are all snakes. Anyways, I'd trade ya. By the way, I am calm, "calm down", what the heck is that about?

    Anyways, back on topic: There are a lot of good online dealers, not just newegg, you can use resellerratings.com to rate dealers and even to search for shopping items.
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    Quote Originally Posted by signmeuptoo View Post
    Yeah, but you guys get health care and other stuff that we are left out in the cold for. I'd take your taxes, here HMOs dump you when you are fatally ill, at least you guys know you will get treatment. Here people die untreated. But I pay 10% tax and see nothing for it to speak of. TN has some of the worst state systems in the country, and graft is rampant. Polititions here are all snakes. Anyways, I'd trade ya. By the way, I am calm, "calm down", what the heck is that about?
    Don't tell that to the Canadians with universal healthcare who come to US for treatment for life threatening conditions becuase the government has it all hosed up. They are currently suing the government over it....like the government will let that lawsuit go anywhere.

    Though, This probably isn't the place to talk about this

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