PSU recommendations for my system

I'm unsure what PSU would be adequate for a system I'm about to make, as most calculators list the E6300 as the Conroe, instead of the Wolfdale core.

CPU
Intel E6300 Wolfdale

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116091


Video
Radeon HD 4850 512MB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102770


HD
SATA 7200 RPM 320 GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136074


Memory
2 x 2BG DDR2 800

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122


Motherboard
G31

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128357


and an old dvd rw drive I have collecting dust. I'd rather not spend an incredible amount of money, but I do want a reliable Power Supply that will get the job done.

Also I've given thought about refitting this system in a spare ATX case I have around, would this be ill advised considering the mobo is Micro ATX?
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  1. A quality 430W-500W PSU would be fine for this system. I would choose one from Antec, Seasonic, PC Power & Cooling, Corsair, or Enermax. An Earthwatts 430 or 500 would be good.
  2. I was just looking at this 400w corsair that seems to be a steal at $30 after a mail in rebate. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008


    Would this be out of the picture?


    I cant seem to find much input about putting matx motherboards in atx cases, should I just search for a reasonable matx case?
  3. That PSU would work, but with little headroom for any future upgrade. You could do a lot worse; that's a good price too.

    You should be able to fit a mATX mobo into an ATX case without any trouble.
  4. Thanks for the replies jtt, for the price I'll run the risk of it not powering future upgrades, but as the system stands now, will this be sufficient enough?

    This may be a silly question, but I noticed there was a search option for power supplies on newegg specifically for micro atx -- would i need a matx power supply to comply with the matx mobo?


    and just for future personal reference, would you have any tips on calculating psu needs without a calculator?
  5. g31 ? why dont u get p35 board? u will want to change g31 next year.
  6. I'm unsure of the difference between the two, tried searching the p35 on newegg, and only pulled up: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813182125

    I was looking for a reasonable LGA 775 mobo, that I could possibly oc in the future if needed. From what I read the g31 seemed to fill what I was looking for.
  7. a corsair 550w would be more than enough, i suggest a 750w from corsair for future upgrades.
  8. 500w will be good,but good brand like Cooler Master or Chieftec.
  9. BokiNish said:
    500w will be good,but good brand like Cooler Master or Chieftec.

    Those brands have some good units, but a lot a mediocre at best.
  10. challengepower5287 said:
    I was just looking at this 400w corsair that seems to be a steal at $30 after a mail in rebate. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008


    Would this be out of the picture?


    I cant seem to find much input about putting matx motherboards in atx cases, should I just search for a reasonable matx case?

    Very good PSU choice.

    And your mobo is a very good budget part as well, and will fit in an ATX case.
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