Question Please recommend inexpensive PSU for budget build until upgrade?

Coyle

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The proprietary psu in my old dell optiplex just died and I'm planning on putting it's components in a new case for a build I'm going to be doing later on at which time will get better psu, but since this is just old parts and psu prices are so high right now--if even in stock--would like advice on a good basic psu, no gpu anything, just a i3-2130. Am thinking once I do the new build keep this cheap psu for troubleshooting, replacement while waiting for new on in case psu dies etc. My current build is costing a lot, so wasn't planning on this, looking for in the under $50 range. Thanks.
 

Steltek

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The problem is going to be finding a power supply in stock somewhere to buy, much less a cheap one.

I'd suggest as an alternative looking for a compatible working used Dell replacement power supply on eBay that will allow your current system to keep running until you have the funds to complete your upgrade.
 
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Coyle

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Right, that's what I'll do then; they are cheap and plentiful on eBay, should be an easy fix and I've already established it was the psu, otherwise runs fine. extpsu.JPG:tongueout:
 

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