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Thread: Entry Level PSU

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    Entry Level PSU

    Filtering out all the super cheapo PSUs I have come down to:

    Enermax Tomahawk2 500W
    or
    Silverstone Strider ST40F-ES 400W

    Which is better? Both PSU designs are over 2 years old, but seem to be the only reasonable brands in this list for a low power PC (this one).

    It would be nice to get the Corsair CX430, but all are out of stock.

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    sttubs is offline Always learning something
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    Re: Entry Level PSU

    It does depend on what you are planning to power with it. They are pretty comparable, but I'd go with the Silverstone that has 25 Amps on a single rail vs dual rails at 15 Amps for the Enermax.
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    Re: Entry Level PSU

    I too prefer a Single Rail and Silverstone has a good reputation.
    There are advantages to being retarded...and I'm taking advantage of all of them.

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