Hand me down gamer and power supply Tags: New Build Power Supplies Corsair Systems Last response: April 22, 2009 2:11 AM in Systems Share audiofx April 22, 2009 12:47:25 AM I'm planning on building a new budget gaming build for a family member. It's time to retire his AMD and AGP setup. I'm planning an Intel E5200 with 2GB ram (XP). I do have an EVGA 8800GT from my system that I can pass down. I will upgrade the 8800GT on my system to a GTX260. I am looking for a low cost power supply that will power the 8800GT. How does this look? CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $40 after rebate is within my budget. Or do you think I need to go higher up in the Corsair line to support the 8800GT? I have the Corsair 520HX in my system and it has performed great. More about : hand gamer power supply | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove boonality April 22, 2009 12:54:36 AM Nah that 400 should do it. I'm running an 8800 GTS with 2 HDD's and a Q6600 and with my (probably inaccurate) UPS software, even when playing Crysis I never get above 325 usage. | Report abuse audiofx April 22, 2009 2:11:13 AM Cool, thanks for the reply! Is the E5200 a good choice for a budget gaming machine. We're looking at playing WoW and the new Call of Duty. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Hand me down gamer and power supply> Related ressources: ForumRusty Gamer - First Build - need a hand ForumFirst Build: Hand-me-down LGA 1366 ForumHand me down part computer, freezing and restarts ForumHand me down system upgrade ForumMy gtx 670 has let me down *sigh* ForumI need someone to hold my hand for this build :( ForumGamer Seeking Opinion's on a New Build ForumIBUYPOWER Gamer Extreme 903i Desktop PC... is it worth it? ForumHelp me out - Long time console gamer - first build - 3.5K Budget ForumWavering: Separate HTPC and Gamer or not ForumDoes higher wattage power supply equal to a higher electricity drain? ForumHand me down parts, what should I do with them? ForumUpgrading pc and hand me down to another, which should get what? ForumIs there a way to slow down a fan connected to the power supply ? ForumNew Build, any good? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !