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Old 03-03-2012, 08:08 AM   #1
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Default What power supply do you suggest?

Hey guys,

Building a new pc atm and I'm not all to good with powersupplys, what would you recommend? I'm on a budget of 30 take or give, and my PC spec is:

AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 960T
Asus M5A78L-M LX V2 AMD 760G (Socket AM3+) DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard
DDR3 4gb 1600mhz OC
Nvidia Geforce 9500GT
1x SATA/IDE 200gb HDD
1x SATA 500gb HDD
1 LED fan


But just something that everyone thinks is reliable and won't explode and blow my new pc up :P

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Newegg.com - Recommended Power Supply Calculator.

This will help you find a PSU with the recommended wattage. When entering the CPU, put it as a 6 core because that CPU has the possibility of being unlocked to a 6 core with that motherboard.

As far as brands, you can't go wrong with Antec or Cooler Master.
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Newegg.com - Recommended Power Supply Calculator.

This will help you find a PSU with the recommended wattage. When entering the CPU, put it as a 6 core because that CPU has the possibility of being unlocked to a 6 core with that motherboard.

As far as brands, you can't go wrong with Antec or Cooler Master.
Thanks! I need around the 400 mark, but thanks for the link man!
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Yikes. Don't use the Newegg power calculator - it overestimates to help drive sales. If you must use a PSU calculator, at least one that's not based on a sales site: eXtreme Power Supply Calculator
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Yikes. Don't use the Newegg power calculator - it overestimates to help drive sales. If you must use a PSU calculator, at least one that's not based on a sales site: eXtreme Power Supply Calculator
Thanks for the link, I'll be sure to recommend this one from herein.
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