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June 20, 2013 8:25:46 AM

Hey guys I'm REALLY new to building my own pc. I'm not sure what PSU wattage my system would require. Here's my proposed build:

Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard

Graphics card: EXDISPLAY Gigabyte GTX 660 OC 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
RAM: Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600MHz XMS3 Memory)

Power supply: X-Power 700W PSU (any similarly priced, better and reliable suggestions would be highly appreciated I want to keep the price of the power supply around £40 or lower). I'm not sure if I really need a 700W supply.

Samsung SH-224BB SATA DVD Write Optical Drive

Case: CiT Vantage Gaming Case Black HD Audio Black Interior 4 Fans Card Reader No PSU

Hard drive: WD 1TB Green Desktop Drive (not 100% sure)

As stated I want to keep the cost of the power supply below £40 but I want it to be reliable and also compatible with my system of course. Here's another power supply I was considering: Powercool 650W 80plus Certified Efficiency PSU - 4x SATA 2x PCI-E.


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June 20, 2013 8:36:57 AM

700W is definitely overkill. you'd be fine on 500W

As such, I recommend this:- http://www.ebuyer.com/278634-corsair-500w-cx-v2-psu-cmp...

Corsair are a reliable brand, so you won't need to worry about it dying.

If you can stretch your budget slightly, this would be better:- http://www.ebuyer.com/269259-corsair-600w-cx-series-v2-...

600W isn't necessary, but it'll allow for better future proofing when you install a more powerful CPU/GPU.
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June 20, 2013 2:36:35 PM

JRAtk94 said:
700W is definitely overkill. you'd be fine on 500W

As such, I recommend this:- http://www.ebuyer.com/278634-corsair-500w-cx-v2-psu-cmp...

Corsair are a reliable brand, so you won't need to worry about it dying.

If you can stretch your budget slightly, this would be better:- http://www.ebuyer.com/269259-corsair-600w-cx-series-v2-...

600W isn't necessary, but it'll allow for better future proofing when you install a more powerful CPU/GPU.


Ah, thanks for clearing that up :D  . From the responses I've seen I'll go for the Corsair CX 500. Thank you
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June 20, 2013 2:41:26 PM

No worries, bud.

Good luck! :D 
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