Check out these power supply deals

We have learned from experience that it is not worth being cheap on a crummy, no-name power supply. Maybe you'll get lucky and it will work fine, but you run the added risk of it overextending itself and giving up the ghost. Sometimes it will even take components with it.

That said, being cheap on a reliable, brand-name PSU is perfectly fine. In fact, it should be considered the preferred route. The market is flooded with different PSU models, and there is never a time when several good ones aren't on sale. That being the case, it seems silly to pay full price (unless you really can't find one to suit your build).

As of this moment, Newegg has a handful of models available at a discount as part of its shiny Gold Tag sale. Here they are:

The Rosewill Photon is semi-modular, while the other three are all fully modular models, which makes cable management easier. All of these also come with free shipping.

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Paul Lilly

Paul has been playing PC games and raking his knuckles on computer hardware since the Commodore 64. He does not have any tattoos, but thinks it would be cool to get one that reads LOAD"*",8,1. In his off time, he rides motorcycles and wrestles alligators (only one of those is true).