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I found a 500 watt power supply for $20.00 at colorcases.com The couple user reviews were good but could it just be a POS?
 

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well...

anytime you pay a discounted price for a product, you have to ask, "why is it discounted?" in most cases this stuff is discounted so low because the manufacturer doesnt want to make that particular item anymore. in alot of cases it is some sort of a leftover. in other cases, it is just plain garbage. i almost always buy the cheap crap for my machines. well, i have an asus motherboard and an amd cpu, but everything else is pretty much generic. i bought the 10 or 15 dollar stick of ram for this machine, and i am using a 20 dollar cd rom, and a power supply from a 30 dollar tower. i have had decent luck with these generic things, i would maybe go for it and buy one. in today's day and age 20 bucks inst that much of a risk.....

i spent 100 bucks once to buy 6 car stereo cd players from a guy. he hadnt even checked them out, he had just pulled them out of cars he had scrapped. he had alot of them, and we worked out a deal for me to pick six of them, for 100 dollars. i didnt have a way to test them first, they all looked pretty good, and they were all decent units, like pioneer's and sony's and clarion's. i figured that less than 20 bucks for each one wasnt that risky. well, in the end....

5 of them worked,but one of them had a fried speaker output, and i gave it to someone who uses amps, since it still had it's low level rca outs. so i ended up with 4 really nice in dash detachable cd players. i sold them each for 50 bucks, and everyone was happy. and, they are all still working. so sometimes a 20$ risk is worth it. and i got some good cd's out of the deal also.

if it is a good one, let me know, ill have to get one..

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Well...

I would not know what to test for, sense i have never boughten computer hardware -all though im about to build a game computer- therfore i wouldn't be able to give any viable feedback on it. I think the only solution is for you to buy it and tell all about it. :D

ps: Just joking


kinda:wave:
 

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hmm

well id have to say that if it is going to be a gaming machine then perhaps you might get a slightly better manufactured brand. the cheap brands are usually good enough, but do you want it to be good enough, or a little better than good enough? the cheap ones arent expecting heavy loads i would assume. if this was simply a computer for the kids to get online and play starcraft, id say go with a 400, but if you want it to play like it should, go with a well cooled 500 watt made by someone reputable. as far as who is the best, i dont know. i wouldnt go that far...

unless i really really could afford it. i could spend 10,000$ easily if i had it to spend....

and thats just for my Computer....
dont let me get into it about cars.

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