Newegg Daily Deals: Antec TruePower Classic 750W PSU, G.Skill 8GB DDR3-2133 RAM, and More!

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Ghost XFX

No order.....

SEASONIC
PC POWER & COOLING
CORSAIR
ANTEC

If first time builders stay within those four, they can pretty much take it to the bank, they won't be like Fred or anyone else out there skimping out on the PSU. There are others that are worth it as well, but those four get it done.

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JCGPZ9

I would throw Enermax in there as well. Then again some of these companies use the same supplier but I can't remember who off the top of my head.

Still have a PC Power & Cooling PSU unit bought back in late 2000/ early 2001 as a replacement for the under powered junk in my old PIII 650MHz HP Pavilion desktop. It's working like a charm even though the PC is pretty much useless for modern stuff...

My Corsair has been through 3 system rebuilds and will most likely go on to see a couple of more. I consider that $120 well spent.

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tom032792

The Rosewill capstone 750W was/is also on sale for 79.99 from both newegg and amazon, and by all accounts is at least comparable, and probably better.

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JCGPZ9

A lot of these companies that sell PSUs use the same supplier so I wouldn't be too concerned about brand name as long as it's not some bargain bin junk. You get what you pay for in these instances.

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tom032792

the capstone is made by superflower, which apparently makes some pretty nice stuff. Several sites have done reviews on it, and it compares favorably to comparably priced (at its usual price of 119) corsair/seasonic units.

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maleficarus™

I think Antec is great! I have had 3 PSU's from them and not a single one of them died. I am currently using an Antec EA500 which I bought in 2009. It is still going strong even after 2 system upgrades...

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pastorbob

There was a time when I bought cheap power supplies. And fortunately I never got burnt (pun intended). But I did see a couple of failures at times when I could least afford them so I no longer go the cheap route. I have three Antecs, and one Corsair in my four systems and they serve me well.

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Paul_Lilly

Not all generic PSUs will fail, but I did learn the hard way that they're much more prone to give up the ghost, sometimes spectacularly. It's not a pretty sight to see smoke coming from your PC.

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pastorbob

That is right!