Picking a power supply

I am having some trouble deciding on what power supply I will need for my next computer. Here are the specs:
-2 80mm & 2 120mm fans
-Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
-Raidmax Maxcool Intel CPU Cooling Fan
-MSI P35 Neo-F P35 Chipset LGA775
-4 GB of DDR2 memory (4x1GB sticks)
-NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX
-(x3) 250 GB SATA-II HDD at 7200rpm
-3 DVD±R disk drives

If more information or clarification is needed please say.

I was also told by someone that I should be safe and go with a higher wattage so my CPU wouldn't fry, but this seemed like BS to me.

I will be ordering my computer from cyberpowerpc so I will also list some of their available power supplies.
-420W (I don't know the model, but it is the default PSU in the Sigma Unicorn case)
-CoolerMaster Unit 600 Watts eXtreme Power
-Corsair CMPSU-650TX

If any of these PSUs are known to be unreliable, then please say since I can always buy an alternative from newegg.

Any advice possible would be great. Thanks! :D
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  1. Corsai TX650 if we must choose from there... its the most reliable of the bunch and will power your system
  2. chookman said:
    Corsai TX650 if we must choose from there... its the most reliable of the bunch and will power your system

    I was just listing those to see if they are reliable PSUs. I am always willing to get one from newegg...I just need to know what wattage is recommended. Thanks for the advice however:)
  3. I know this thread isn't to critique your build, but why the 8500? Get the 8400 for ~$80 less and just do a minor OC to 3.16ghz. And also, 3x DVD drives? Why do you need 3 drives? Heatsink, try a XIGMATEK HDT-S1283. Its the top rated LGA775 heatsink.

    But on to the power supply, Seems to me that you would be ok with a solid 600 watt power supply or more. If you go to newegg, a PC Power & Cooling PSU is always a great choice, try this one for instance: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16817703005
  4. ^PCP&C would be my choice to, but anything Tier 3 or above on Tom's Tiered PSU listings would suffice: http://www.tomswiki.com/page/Tiered+PSU+Listings
  5. Between the Thermaltake Toughpower 600w & the Corsair 650 TX which would you guys recommend? Should I go with the 650 to be safe or would I be fine with the 600w?
  6. Corsair 650TX for sure
  7. Corsair 650 TX
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