Power Supply query

Hi, I'm in the process of upgrading and I'd like to know what PSU would be recommended for the following rig:

AMD FX-6100 6-core @ 3.90 GHz
Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard
8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM
XFX Radeon HD 7950 DD 800M 3GB GDDR5 GPU
Blu-Ray RW Drive
Possibly an SSD of around 64GB
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  1. This is the one area that no one should ever skimp on. I have been burned by a cheap PSU before. If you are not planing on adding an additional GPU, you should be fine with a 600W power supply. Personally I love the corsair builder series for quality and affordability.
  2. There's a PSU guide linked in my signature.

    Your board is not going to support crossfire/sli, so you don't need more than 500W. A little extra margin never hurts though.

    Given the relative value of your system I would look at a step up from the Corsair builder series.

    Seasonic M12II is a nice fit for you, at $80 and free shipping
  3. I didn't even notice the MB had a PCI slot, at a glance I thought it was a 4x PCIE slot. Personally I would spend a few more $'s on the motherboard unless you are building a mini system.


    Seasonic does make great power supplies (they even make the Corsair's, hence my recommendation) The 520 is also modular, but normally its $30-40 more than the corsair builder 600, with the current savings on the 520 (20% off), there is no reason not to buy it over the builder series.
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