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How much wattage do I need for my build?

Im on a pretty tight budget here, so this is what I've got:
Cpu: Intel i5 7400
Gpu: Rdeon r7 260x
Motherboard: Asus Prime h270m plus
Ram: Ddr4 Fury Hyper X 8gb
Hdd: WD blue 500gb
One DVD-Rw optical drive

First of all before I buy these, are they all compatible?
And my second question is: How big of a psu will I need to run this? Im mostly going to use it for gaming.
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  1. 1| Pick up a B250 chipset motherboard.
    2| Make sure the DDR4 ram you're looking at is rated to run at 2400MHz.
    3| You'll need a 500W PSU made by a reliable brand off this tier list. Choosing a unit that is as close to Teir 1 as possible.

    Where you located and how much can you spend on a PSU? Oh and you forgot the case to house your parts. If you can find a Coolermaster N200, that should fit the build nicely!
  2. facukpoboca said:
    Im on a pretty tight budget here, so this is what I've got:
    Cpu: Intel i5 7400
    Gpu: Rdeon r7 260x
    Motherboard: Asus Prime h270m plus
    Ram: Ddr4 Fury Hyper X 8gb
    Hdd: WD blue 500gb
    One DVD-Rw optical drive

    First of all before I buy these, are they all compatible?
    And my second question is: How big of a psu will I need to run this? Im mostly going to use it for gaming.


    Those parts are compatible. What case are you using/getting?

    You only need 400 watts if the PSU is a reliable model. The Seasonic S12II 430 is a good choice on a budget.
  3. Lutfij said:
    1| Pick up a B250 chipset motherboard.
    2| Make sure the DDR4 ram you're looking at is rated to run at 2400MHz.
    3| You'll need a 500W PSU made by a reliable brand off this tier list. Choosing a unit that is as close to Teir 1 as possible.

    Where you located and how much can you spend on a PSU? Oh and you forgot the case to house your parts. If you can find a Coolermaster N200, that should fit the build nicely!


    I live in Argentina and Im using a ThermalTake v3 black as the case. Im ok with spending around 80$ for the psu
  4. the nerd 389 said:
    facukpoboca said:
    Im on a pretty tight budget here, so this is what I've got:
    Cpu: Intel i5 7400
    Gpu: Rdeon r7 260x
    Motherboard: Asus Prime h270m plus
    Ram: Ddr4 Fury Hyper X 8gb
    Hdd: WD blue 500gb
    One DVD-Rw optical drive

    First of all before I buy these, are they all compatible?
    And my second question is: How big of a psu will I need to run this? Im mostly going to use it for gaming.


    Those parts are compatible. What case are you using/getting?

    You only need 400 watts if the PSU is a reliable model. The Seasonic S12II 430 is a good choice on a budget.


    Im using a ThermalTake v3 blackto house it all.I think its best if I go a bit out of my budget for a 500w psu
  5. Best answer
    400w is more then plenty for your old 260x but I would still get a 500-550w model so you can support a much better GPU in the future.

    Seasonic S12 520 is often the best quality bang for buck. Corsair CX550 would be next best bang for buck.
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