Power supply wattage.

So I found the extreme power supply calculator website and I entered in the info for my computer and when I hit enter, it told me 381 watts recommended? Most of my parts are high end and I don't want to risk buying a 500 watt psu just to have it all burn. So can you guys help find a good power supply (at least $60-80, im on a budget) that would work for these parts?

Processor: Intel core i7 3770k 3.5ghz (not overclocking)

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10)

Kingston Technology 60GB

Hard Drive:
WD Green 2 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache - WD20EARX

Cooler Master Elite 430 - Mid Tower Computer Case with All-Black Interior

Cooling Fan:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

Video Card:
Geforce gtx 460 1gb (then eventually a gtx 580 (yes a gtx 460 and 580 in one motherboard))

Optical drive:
ASUS dvd rw
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  1. How about this one:


    just above budget but will handle your needs. Hard to get one below $80 and get all the connectors for two cards and the power.
  2. With a GTX 580 and a 460 I would go with 750 watts. The 460 will never draw full power as a PhysX card but better to be safe.

    This is the absolute best unit you can get for under $100. The XFX Pro 750W Black Edition is 80 Plus Gold certified, fully modular and best of all made by Seasonic and a rebranded Seasonic X series. Buying a name brand Seasonic X will set you back $160. This unit is on sale for $90. The Seasonic X series are about the best power supplies on the market today.
  3. Best answer
    Here's a good fit for your setup , made by Seasonic.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: Antec HCG M 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $99.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-17 15:25 EDT-0400)
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