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Old 07-30-2013
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Hey guys, haven't posted here in a while.
Anyways, I'm building a computer for my parents, probably with an A8 or A10 AMD chip, and I was wondering what kind of quality the power supply in this thing would be (considering it will probably be pulling under 75 watts 99.99% of the time)? http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX29094 If its crap I'd probably go with a CX430, or VP-450 along with a cheap case.
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Yeah, easy choice for me:

$20 case(great sale)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811352032

another slightly smaller case also $20 after sale

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147123

And $60 PSU...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151117

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182066

But you had to figure that would be my priority at this forum.

You can always find pretty decent cases on sale...there is just no reason to cut corners when you can get this quality PSU for $60.
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Ya I was kind of expecting that response. I was sort of hoping that I could buy everything locally (I'm in Canada btw) but I guess my parents will have to wait

There's no reviews on it yet but I'm guessing this is fairly comparable http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=061666 ? Combined with this case http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=055414 for about $90 shipped. All the other gold/platinum power supplies seem to be $70+ here.
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discussed here:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10228

Good value at that price.

Yeah, the fun of building your own is getting better quality for the same or close price.

If you are in a hurry to have it today, you pay APPLE prices, or buy whatever crap BESTBUY has in stock.

More fun building up the anticipation with a few days of delay for shipping, eh?
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In Win power supplies are decent. I'd put them on par with a CX430. The ones I've tested can always run their ratings in spec, and are not badly designed motherboard killers.
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The ones I've tested can always run their ratings in spec, and are not badly designed motherboard killers.
I don't disagree. But then DELL and LENOVO don't build their boxes to self destruct either. I just think if you are building your own, it doesn't make sense to settle for merely adequate.

If you want just average, you are really wasting your time building your own.
You really can't compete with the low labor and low material costs of the huge builders.

lenovo H535 (57315466) Desktop PC A10-Series APU A10-5700(3.4GHz) 8GB DDR3 2TB HDD Capacity AMD Radeon HD 7660D Windows 8

For $520 at New-egg. here in the states, there will be back to school sales combined with tax free in some states...so there will be similar or better deals at all the big box and office supply stores...

however, yeah, just my opinion and stated BIAS.

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I build these all the time at work (BK623), I don't recommend them....There's no exhaust fan and not really a place to put one, so they cook spinning drives and cheap caps on the mobo do not last long at all
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Thanks for the replies guys, the case and power supply combo I posted really doesn't raise the overall price very much, and they're not on a strict budget so I should be fine. They kept the computer that they're using now for 12 YEARS so I guess quality should be a top priority.

Believe me I've already looked into getting a pre-built system and I really wouldn't be saving much, if at all. It helps that I have a really good computer store in my city (Memory Express) which beats the price of ANY online store in Canada by 25% of the difference... I don't think there's even any stores in the US that do that...
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lenovo H535 (57315466) Desktop PC A10-Series APU A10-5700(3.4GHz) 8GB DDR3 2TB HDD Capacity AMD Radeon HD 7660D Windows 8
I wouldn't touch it with a 10m pole (unless I planned on buying windows 7 too).
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I bought my most recent laptop from LENOVO because they would configure with WIN 7 PRO for free rather than forcing WIN8 on me...so we agree here.

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(Memory Express) which beats the price of ANY online store in Canada by 25% of the difference... I don't think there's even any stores in the US that do that...
Yeah, that is certainly impressive. Biggest saving from online here is avoiding State tax...but they keep talking about repealing that, so I wouldn't be making any big plays on AMAZON stock myself (they might certainly survive, but their stock price is sure to take a beating if it happens)
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