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#1 bruinator

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 10:10 AM

Hi, Can you guys recommend a good tower that comes with a PSU already inside it that is pretty good brand but is not that expensive plz?

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 11:16 AM

The psus pre-installed in towers are not recommended for any use whatsoever. They use extremely low quality components, and will almost certainly fail early if you don't set your house on fire first.
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Posted 08 April 2016 - 12:23 PM

The psus pre-installed in towers are not recommended for any use whatsoever. They use extremely low quality components, and will almost certainly fail early if you don't set your house on fire first.

I assume u r refering to asus?



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Posted 08 April 2016 - 01:51 PM

That was some weird typo, I meant to say PSUs.
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Posted 08 April 2016 - 07:14 PM

if all your wanting is a average computer for surfing the web, and movie watching, this one will do you just fine. But if your wanting to build any kind of performance system, I am with scath here, your better off saving your money up and buying a seperate high end power supply.


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Posted 08 April 2016 - 07:26 PM

I'd still be careful. One review on that site claims "PSU died within an hour". Corsair CX430 is my preferred low-cost PSU, though it is unacceptable for all but the most basic uses.
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Posted 08 April 2016 - 07:54 PM

I tend to ignore reviews, other then to look for repeat problems. all manufacturers have 2-5% failure rate, and statistically, happy customers leave fewer reviews then unhappy ones, so you can never get an accurate idea of what's good or bad by the percentage of non professional reviews. A lot of reviews are by those who don't know a lot, perhaps that customer got a defective unit-happens. Perhaps he tried to run a R9 390 and 5 hard drives on it, which would fry any PSU in that range.

Coolermaster makes solid PSUs I use them more then any other brand, from low end units up to high performance rigs (I use high end PSUs for the high end obviously) my current system has a 750 watt continuous PSU made by coolermaster that has been running strong for coming on 8 years, with much of that time running crossfired 4890s. (That were factory overclocked I might add)

With that said I love corsair PSUs as well, they make a solid product. But if all the op is wanting is a computer for light duty use, the above will work just fine.

Edited by the_patriot11, 08 April 2016 - 07:56 PM.

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 05:06 AM

Lower end graphics cards like the gefore gtx 750 TI OC perform pretty well even when paired with amd six core processors in stock cases that have 450W+ logisys PSUs.

Also this depends on what motherboard you're running. If you're going ATX and not micro ATX then you might as well get a cheap but nice looking ATX case without a psu (like Bitfenix) and get yourself an affordable 500W+ psu.

Edited by ChiefTech, 09 April 2016 - 05:11 AM.


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Posted 09 April 2016 - 06:57 AM

Thx Guys, I should of mentioned i am not a gamer or editor so would a case with psu with it be ok then?

 

 

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 08:47 AM

If you get it from a manufacturer like Cooler Master that also makes their own PSUs, it should be ok. I would stay away from anything containing a logisys or raidmax PSU.
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Posted 09 April 2016 - 09:00 AM

I would echo that. You should be OK with anything from a mainstream company such as coolermaster or antec and the like. Off brand such as logysis well you might be OK you might not, they are not the best quality ones out there.

If your in the US or Canada and are patient you can save yourself a good deal of money buying them separate if you know what your looking for and watch the sales, especially neweggs shell shocked deals. Just food for thought.

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 03:03 PM

Just curious if this is a good deal, are good brands and if they are compatible with what I am trying to build?

 

CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

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RAIDMAX ATX-404WU Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

 

For a total of $40 after rebates.  Plz let me know.



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Posted 09 April 2016 - 04:19 PM

That case should be compatible with virtually any motherboard on the market. The PSU should be fine too, but idk the TDP of what you are trying to design so I can't say for sure.
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Posted 09 April 2016 - 04:20 PM

Not much of a fan of raidmaxs stuff,but may not be bad. and the PSU is good quality, but a little weaker then I normally get, make sure you make USD of neweggs PSU calculator to make sure it has enough juice. If your not running a dedicated video card if any kind you'd probably be OK. If your running a dedicated graphics card ID go at least 500 watts.

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 06:02 PM

Sorry guys but what do u mean by "TDP of what you are trying to design" and "make USD of neweggs PSU calculator" as this is my first build ever. Also, if either of you want to help me build it feel free as i will have either $430 or 367 to spend at amazon depending on what they give me for my tablet and either $100 or $150 to spend from my money. I would greatly appreciate it.

 

I want at least 8gb of ddr4, an intel i5 cpu with minimum 16 gb ram in  total, an ssd of 256 MB and a ASRock mobo. Plz dont forget I am not a gamer or editor and I would like it to last min. 7 yrs. I have win 10 pro to install on it.

 

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Edited by bruinator, 09 April 2016 - 06:03 PM.





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