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Old 06-21-2011, 05:55 PM   #1
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Default What Power supply Should this computer get?

Well I am new to Computer Forums, so hello everyone out there I would like to know, what kind of power supply should I use for this computer I'm building. I'm pretty new to building computers so, please. Don't be impatient with me <_< Keep in mind i plan on using this computer for gaming

Anyways, Here are the specs of the computer I was planning to use.

Motherboard: http://www.intel.com/products/deskto...G-overview.htm

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=BX80623I72600

Hard Drive: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Western+...&skuId=6963565

Graphics Card: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/XFX+-+AT...card&cp=1&lp=5

Wireless: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/NETGEAR+...wifi&cp=1&lp=2

RAM: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Memory+M...&skuId=9359972

CD-rom Drive: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+24x...&skuId=9402247

Computer Case: http://www.xoxide.com/x-purity-exe-edition.html

I think I have all the necessary parts for the computer...Please say something otherwise!

Any suggestions or opinions? They are all very welcome. Thank you!

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Old 06-21-2011, 08:23 PM   #2
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Not the lowest priced power supply, but a good solid one that will work for you.

PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W

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Old 06-22-2011, 07:04 PM   #3
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Looking at your parts list I see you have an eide prrallel ata hard drive listed but it doesn' look like your board supports it. Why not a sata hard drive? Your system calculates out to about 400 watts but I would go with much larger and a good line for power supply. You may find you want to upgrade your system later and may need more power.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:54 PM   #4
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PCP&C PSUs used to be the ones I'd tell people to try hands down, but I disagree with you on that particular unit Chipeater. Especially since PCP&C was purchased by OCZ, and OCZ units have been historically bad, until we see them come out in full force again, I'd recommend against those units for now.

Any particular reason for getting parts from Best Buy on a lot of those? There's no real reason to pick BB over Newegg if you're considering them for some parts. You will save money if you buy entirely from newegg (or most other online vendors for that matter)
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:06 PM   #5
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-Caught some major problems worse than just a power supply-

Whoa whoa, why are you going ddr2? The motherboard doesn't support ddr2 anyhow. ddr2 is expensive and outdated since ddr3 has got much more common and cheaper.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 4GB &#40;2 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C8
There's some ram that'll be better than the ones you picked, as well as cheaper.

And if you're in the united states, try newegg.com... Overall you'll save on shipping by buying all there (if you can) and get better parts than bestbuy.com for example. For $60 you can get a 750GB to 1TB hdd. Oh, and if this is a new computer, do not go with ide, go with sata. You'll only be paying more than you need.
By the way, how much do you want to spend on the hard drive? If you are spending ~$200 you can get a small but fast solid state drive for your OS and a 1TB hdd for the programs/storage. You'll have very fast performance with a large drive that'll still get 100+MB since it's a dedicated hard drive with no OS on it.
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