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Best PSU (Power Supply Unit) under 50$

Current PSU: ALLIED ATX 350w SL-8360BTX (worst quality ever, I don't want to roast my system which is why I need a new one)

400 w minimum

Specs:
Gtx 750 ti (MSI AFTERBURNER)
Fx-4300
Raidmax horus case
4 GB RAM 1600 Mhz
1TB SATA

Thanks
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  1. This would be a good choice given that budget cap.

    Not the best unit in the world (hard to find a really GREAT unit sub-$50), but for the specs above it would work just fine and you wouldn't have to worry about the PSU possibly damaging your other hardware:

    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $44.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-09 16:27 EST-0500
  2. Luminary said:
    This would be a good choice given that budget cap.

    Not the best unit in the world (hard to find a really GREAT unit sub-$50), but for the specs above it would work just fine and you wouldn't have to worry about the PSU possibly damaging your other hardware:

    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $44.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-09 16:27 EST-0500


    I found the EVGA equivalent for the same price
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438015&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker,%20LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    @24.99
    Which is better?
  3. Update: Found this deal as well. This unit has quite a higher wattage capacity and usually sits at the $80 mark, so getting it for a flat $50 from Amazon is a pretty great option as well:

    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $49.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-09 16:32 EST-0500

    The Nex isn't EVGA's best units, but they still get decent reviews. For your specs it would be more than enough and I'd personally choose it over the CX I mentioned first.

    Edit: To answer your question, the EVGA unit you linked is about neck-in-neck with the CX in terms of quality. EVGA models vary quite a lot in quality, so you really need to know them model by model to get a good one.

    Reviews for the NEX 750:

    Guru3D 'Recommended' award: http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/evga-nex750-supernova-psu-gold-review,8.html

    HighTechLegion 'Gold Award": http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/power-supplies/41110-evga-supernova-nex750b-power-supply-review?showall=&start=3
  4. @ Luminary- You realize that NEX is a tier 4 unit right?
  5. Luminary said:
    Update: Found this deal as well. This unit has quite a higher wattage capacity and usually sits at the $80 mark, so getting it for a flat $50 from Amazon is a pretty great option as well:

    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $49.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-09 16:32 EST-0500

    The Nex isn't EVGA's best units, but they still get decent reviews. For your specs it would be more than enough and I'd personally choose it over the CX I mentioned first.

    Edit: To answer your question, the EVGA unit you linked is about neck-in-neck with the CX in terms of quality. EVGA models vary quite a lot in quality, so you really need to know them model by model to get a good one.

    Reviews for the NEX 750:

    Guru3D 'Recommended' award: http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/evga-nex750-supernova-psu-gold-review,8.html

    HighTechLegion 'Gold Award": http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/power-supplies/41110-evga-supernova-nex750b-power-supply-review?showall=&start=3


    thanks but still, i am looking for the cheapest possible, i think the cx430m will do it. Thanks a lot!
  6. @ Archaic: Are the links to the reviews on Guru3D and HighTechLegion that I provided invalid? I certainly don't want to recommend poor units, but the reviews that I've seen for the Nex 750 have all been passing.

    If you have evidence to the contrary please let me know, always good to have the relevant facts.
  7. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    Total: $89.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-09 16:44 EST-0500
  8. David Marin said:

    thanks but still, i am looking for the cheapest possible, i think the cx430m will do it. Thanks a lot!


    You're most welcome :)
  9. CX and low end EVGA are very poor power supplies.

    Never cheap out on the PSU.
  10. Archaic59 said:
    This is higher quality than anything mentioned here so far-
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1132342-REG/antec_earthwatts_ea_450_green_power.html


    as i said, lowest price ever. best so far for the price was cx430m. But thanks still
  11. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    CX and low end EVGA are very poor power supplies.

    Never cheap out on the PSU.


    poor but nothing can be worst that what I have right now. so i think Ill stick with them for now.
  12. Luminary said:
    @ Archaic: Are the links to the reviews on Guru3D and HighTechLegion that I provided invalid? I certainly don't want to recommend poor units, but the reviews that I've seen for the Nex 750 have all been passing.

    If you have evidence to the contrary please let me know, always good to have the relevant facts.


    The review you linked is NEX 750 G which is tier 3. The unit you recommended is NEX 750 B, tier4.
  13. Don't use a tier list go by quality.
  14. EVGA has too many units all over the place on quality. It can be confusing. Don't feel bad.
  15. Good catch, the Guru3D was the G model. Looks like HighTechLegion was for B though. Haven't been able to fine any particularly poor professional reviews for the B model either, any chance you have a few links handy?

    I'm not trying to be contrary, just looking for the bad review etc.

    The HiTechLegion review was quite complimentary, so I'm curious as to why it ended up so low on the tier list...
  16. It was discussed here on the list a while back. If I remember correctly it had very poor 12volt regulation. I don't have a doc to back that up right now.
  17. I won't use a Tier list.

    I recommend as per each posters situation , in this case he wants to stick to a budget and that dramatically strips your choices and quality down.
  18. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    I won't use a Tier list.

    I recommend as per each posters situation , in this case he wants to stick to a budget and that dramatically strips your choices and quality down.


    So the best option would be to higher my budget and to get a better one?
    In this case, which one would you recommend?
    Thx :)
  19. XFX 550W.
  20. The XFX Blackbird listed would be a very good choice. Much better quality than any of the other budget PSU's listed.
  21. High quality and in your price range-

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $50.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-09 17:50 EST-0500
  22. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    CX and low end EVGA are very poor power supplies.

    Never cheap out on the PSU.


    Would evga 500w 80 plus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438016&cm_re=evga_500w-_-17-438-016-_-Product be any good?

    thx
  23. Much better than the Allied.
  24. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Much better than the Allied.


    anything is better than allied but is it any better than evga or corsair?
  25. No it's a lower end Antec.
  26. $20 over budget, but for $70 you can have a EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W fully-modular - you really struggle to get a quality, modular unit below that price. https://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20550y1

    The XFX unit is quality too - Blackbird listed that one.
    The SeaSonic S12II from Archaic is a good option also.

    In the $50 (range anyway) you can get a couple of quality, non-modular units.
    If you want modular, the EVGA I linked is probably the best out there. Depends what you want - budget or tidiness, but any of those 3 would be good buys.
  27. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Much better than the Allied.


    is the seasonic posted by archaic better?
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii520bronze
  28. Best answer
    Yes it is.
  29. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Yes it is.


    thx I think I'll go with that one. for now, I won't buy it, I'll try to wait until Boxing Day to find it.

    Thx :)
  30. Sounds great.
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