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[Amazon.ca] EVGA 500W 80 PLUS Power Supply - $34.99

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[Amazon.ca] EVGA 500W 80 PLUS Power Supply - $34.99

The cheapest it's ever been.
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This is a good price.

Many will say you need much more power but my i4670 desktop was clocked at about 45W idle, 50W average and iirc 125W at 100% CPU utilization. 500W is plenty for a non gaming/bitcoin machine.
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Thanks OP. I missed out when it was $37.99 on Newegg's eBay store -- this is even better. At this price, it's a no brainer and I'm in for one as a backup. I have the same model PSU I bought in 2016 in a PC and it's been running 16+ hours a day and still going.
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Jimboski wrote: Great price but nowadays need more than 500W PSU for the higher end GPU's, but solid for media PC or mid tier gaming PC.
Not a concern for most. 25% tariffs and 0 availability for the cards you speak of. Rest work fine on 500W unless you charge 20 phones and tablets.
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Not sure I'd want to go cheap on a power supply.
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Put this inside a old computer, or a shi* computer.
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Thanks OP.
This is my fourth one in the last few years. 3 from Amazon and one from Newegg.
Very good unit for mid budget pc's.
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quantman wrote: Good price.

Memory express has the 450W bronze version for the same price.

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX72909
The BR model at MemExp is better than the W1 model Amazon is selling (Tier C vs Tier D on the LTT PSU Tier List).

For an entry level build, I’ll definitely go with the BR. It’s really nice to see you can get an decent PSU at this price.
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I am using a 8 year Dell Inspiron 660 i5-3330 desktop mostly stock, added a ssd as boot drive and a GT1050 video card. Given the stock PSU seems to support everything well including the video card, is there any benefits to upgrade to the PSU mentioned. Dont do any gaming at all but may upgrade to another prebuilt desktop soon. I am thinking if I get this PSU now, I can put it in the new prebuilt desktop, since most budget prebuilt comes with only 200-300w PSU anyway ? Am I thinking wrong and just wasting money getting this PSU now ?
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savemoresaveoften wrote: I am using a 8 year Dell Inspiron 660 i5-3330 desktop mostly stock, added a ssd as boot drive and a GT1050 video card. Given the stock PSU seems to support everything well including the video card, is there any benefits to upgrade to the PSU mentioned. Dont do any gaming at all but may upgrade to another prebuilt desktop soon. I am thinking if I get this PSU now, I can put it in the new prebuilt desktop, since most budget prebuilt comes with only 200-300w PSU anyway ? Am I thinking wrong and just wasting money getting this PSU now ?
I wouldn't upgrade the PSU on a prebuilt PC, just do the research and get one that has a reliable one from the get go if that makes sense. Prebuilts do cheap out on PSU but they mostly hold up well using the original parts where it has sufficient wattage.
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savemoresaveoften wrote: I am using a 8 year Dell Inspiron 660 i5-3330 desktop mostly stock, added a ssd as boot drive and a GT1050 video card. Given the stock PSU seems to support everything well including the video card, is there any benefits to upgrade to the PSU mentioned. Dont do any gaming at all but may upgrade to another prebuilt desktop soon. I am thinking if I get this PSU now, I can put it in the new prebuilt desktop, since most budget prebuilt comes with only 200-300w PSU anyway ? Am I thinking wrong and just wasting money getting this PSU now ?
You will need to buy an adapter for the mobo plug as Dell uses a proprietary one. New EVGA PSUs are also pretty junk...high failure rate and/or coin whine instances. I'd also consider building your own with all the cheap gen 10 Intel CPUs+mobos flooding the online marketplaces due to Newegg selling GPUs only in bundle deals.
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These are fine for budget builds. Great for APU's where you'll eventually drop in a sub 150W GPU. People look too closely at these LTT Tier lists but for the majority of light PC users, saving $20 on a power supply is the difference between a 250 to 500GB SSD. Or a better keyboard, mouse, monitor etc. Sub $500 PC market every dollar counts.
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Would buy this for driving LED's. Or probably Kijiji is good enough for this.
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lol...the cables image made it look like fully modular...beware...it's not
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Same price at NewEgg but shipping kills it.

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