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PSU for budget build

Zero82z

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Ok, I need some last-minute buying advice...

Corsair CMPSU-400 for around $54 with $22 MIR
or
Antec Basiq 550W for around $62.
(prices including tax and shipping)

I'm thinking I should go with the Corsair, but am not sure about the MIR.
Also... a little worried 400W won't be enough power.
I'd go with the Corsair. The Antec is a decent PSU, but it's still definitely a budget unit and it's cut down quite a bit even from the Earthwatts line.
 

somecanadianguy

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I ordered the Corsair 400W.
Price is pretty good... with MIR (if it works out) it'll be around $30.
Hopefully it will be enough power.
Only has to last until I'm able to upgrade my current rig... then I'll 'hand down' my gtx275 and TX650.

Thanks again for the advice.
 

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Aw came late to this thread lol.

Great choice on the 400cx, I have one myself. I honestly don't really like the basiq 430w, I won one from the antec contest a while ago and some guy is buying it for $25 tomorrow afternoon. I don't see why Antec is so expensive, it's kinda like sony lol just a brand name nothing special. The 400cx beats it at everything:
-more connectors
-sleeved cables
-all black
-looks better
-cheaper
-it's corsair instead of antec
-it's smaller
-no ugly 80mm fan in back, just a big 120mm on top
-400cx is powering my gtx260
-it's not from antec
-it's made by corsair
-yea that's right, corsair > antec X100
-did I mention that it's made by corsair?

There you have it, my nice list of why 400cx completely tramples over the basiq 430, backs up over it, and runs it over again :)
 
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