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June 5, 2013 7:13:04 AM

I am building a pc this mid year holiday with the following specs:
AMD A10-5800K APU
Asrock fm2a75m-dgs
Corsair vengeance 1x4 gb ddr3-1600
Seagate 500GB 7200rpm hdd
Cm elite 431 plus
Asus 24x dvdrw Multi
What will be a nice psu in the 350-450 watt which will satisfy my system... Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Sorry if I reply late, because I slept, and won't be replying for another 6 hours.

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a c 133 ) Power supply
June 5, 2013 7:22:32 AM

Do you plan to add a graphics card? If that is it and you don't plan on adding a graphics card, then 300-350W is more than sufficient.
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a c 126 ) Power supply
June 5, 2013 7:29:17 AM

One of the 80+ bronze 300W-350W Seasonic OEM PSUs would be suitable for that build, even if you decide to add something like a HD7750 or GT650 to it later.
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June 5, 2013 7:52:42 AM

GO for Asus Mobos, Asrock boards are made of cheaper material & AMD machines are very hot when loaded, so you can imagine how long your mobo will last, And Cooler Master Elite 370 USB 3.0 Version is also good & is a quite costly but have good features in that price, And if you are planning to buy a Graphics Card later, then go for 500-550W from Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, and if not, then go for 400W, it will meet all computing requirement you provided.
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a c 133 ) Power supply
June 5, 2013 8:05:27 AM

ASRock motherboards are solid motherboards. They skim out a bit to make some board be non-standard in height, but nonetheless, they are solid motherboards. I have build some systems with ASRock and I have never had issues. A lot of others who use ASRock also like them.
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a c 126 ) Power supply
June 5, 2013 8:38:28 AM

^Mostly agreed, although some of them (esp. cheaper ones) are definitely more flexible than mainstream offerings from Asus or MSI. I've had generally good results from ASRock motherboards.
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June 5, 2013 1:22:58 PM

Well hi everyone I just woke up...... Lol.... So I will not add a graphics card, but I will use the IGP for gaming, and I'll possibly over clock the CPU to 4.3-4.5 GHz. Will the seasonic 350w oem do the job for the build or I can just use any cheap Chinese spinoff from a case which provides 380w.. Well, I don't think so, but what do you think?
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a c 133 ) Power supply
June 5, 2013 1:36:16 PM

I would not recommend it. Get a quality PSU from Antec, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, or XFX. 350W is enough.
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June 5, 2013 1:50:06 PM

How about the Seasonic SS-350ES, or if you have any recommendations post it heheheh
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a c 133 ) Power supply
June 5, 2013 1:54:43 PM

Looks good. :)  Another one is an Antec Basiq 350W.
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June 5, 2013 1:59:12 PM

Well as much as I wanted to try antec psus they aren't sold at my local retailer here. I'm an Indonesian.... This is the website I refer: http://rakitan.com/kategori.php?id=33 so seasonic is the decent choice here.. So you would say the psu I mentioned above is enough?
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a c 126 ) Power supply
June 5, 2013 2:01:50 PM

The Seasonic is the better of those two. That Antec doesn't suck, but it isn't 80+ and is not as good.
Since you mentioned gaming, I can assure you that at some point, if you're playing modern 3D titles, you will want to add a discrete graphics card. Either of those PSUs will support a HD7750, but you will want something stronger if you plan to get a better card. A 380W Antec Earthwatts is enough for any graphics card with a single PCIe power connector on it (even if the recommendations are for higher wattage; they are trying to anticipate all the cheap junk out there).
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a c 126 ) Power supply
June 5, 2013 2:05:30 PM

Seasonic doesn't seem to know how to make a bad PSU, so any of theirs will be good. Get one closer to 400W if you want to be able to run any graphics card with a single-PCIe power connector.
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June 5, 2013 2:09:21 PM

Onus said:
Seasonic doesn't seem to know how to make a bad PSU, so any of theirs will be good. Get one closer to 400W if you want to be able to run any graphics card with a single-PCIe power connector.


So you're thinking I'm better on the 400w model? Well that's a big thing because of the equivalent of the $10 bucks difference between 350 and 400w. I'm still on school and gets money from saving and partially my parents.
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June 5, 2013 2:10:06 PM

Chances are I'm not using a discrete.
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a c 126 ) Power supply
June 5, 2013 2:12:02 PM

If you will never use a discrete card (or only add one up to a HD7750 or GTX650), then the cheaper 350W PSU is sufficient.
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June 5, 2013 2:26:41 PM

Yep maybe only the 7750. Really to me it's a dream card. So you're saying I'm buying the 350w?
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a c 126 ) Power supply
June 5, 2013 2:31:35 PM

That will do nicely.
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