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Wek 491 38 December 16, 2015 at 12:59 PM More Newegg Deals
My PSU finally died after 10 years. Can someone recommend a similar PSU specs-wise? I'm not looking for anything fancy, just something similar to my old PSU that will power my PC at a reasonable price (less than $40?). My PC only has 4-5 HDs, a Phenom X4 9600 CPU, 2-3 fans, and a 7800GT GPU.

This is my old PSU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6817194001

TIA

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Older computers are less efficient so don't skimp on the PSU's wattage. Good PSU's cost more than $40, there's really nothing worth buying that would meet your needs for less than $55-80.

I'm guessing your 4-5 hard drives have been a bit of an evolving purchase over time. Keep in mind that many hard drives fail within 3-5 years. The higher density of newer larger capacity drives can reduce reliability some, but there have been some significant improvements in the last year or two. Consider consolidating your hard drives on a 2 or 4TB drive. In my experience, people with a sprawling collection of hard drives are less likely to have a full backup of all their data, given the age of your machine backups are very important.

Here are a few that could be a good choice:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6817153198
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6817139054
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6817438012
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6817153216

If you max your cpu, gpu, and all the drives are spinning including optical, I'm not sure what your total power consumption would measure
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http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Contin...TTCHX1KG0Z that's plenty for your current setup, which would run around 300w max
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Older computers are less efficient so don't skimp on the PSU's wattage. Good PSU's cost more than $40, there's really nothing worth buying that would meet your needs for less than $55-80.

I'm guessing your 4-5 hard drives have been a bit of an evolving purchase over time. Keep in mind that many hard drives fail within 3-5 years. The higher density of newer larger capacity drives can reduce reliability some, but there have been some significant improvements in the last year or two. Consider consolidating your hard drives on a 2 or 4TB drive. In my experience, people with a sprawling collection of hard drives are less likely to have a full backup of all their data, given the age of your machine backups are very important.

Here are a few that could be a good choice:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6817153198
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6817139054
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6817438012
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6817153216

If you max your cpu, gpu, and all the drives are spinning including optical, I'm not sure what your total power consumption would measure
I was thinking of getting a cheap PSU because I'm probably going to get a new PC in the next few weeks. Dropping $50+ on a PSU now would be a waste I think.
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I was thinking of getting a cheap PSU because I'm probably going to get a new PC in the next few weeks. Dropping $50+ on a PSU now would be a waste I think.
Depends, are you building or buying the new PC. What will happen to the old PC when you move to the new one? A quality PSU is worth it in the long run. The cheapies just don't tend to last.
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I was thinking of getting a cheap PSU because I'm probably going to get a new PC in the next few weeks. Dropping $50+ on a PSU now would be a waste I think.
The last 2 PSU's on my list above are 500W which should be big enough for you and after rebate both are actually just a little under $40. Generally the PSU is not something you want to skimp on. Power fluctuations cause instability and can even shorten the life of other components in you system.
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