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August 6, 2009 7:42:58 PM

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.

Intel E6300 Wolfdale

Radeon HD 4850 512MB

SATA 7200 RPM 320 GB

2 x 2BG DDR2 800


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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a c 195 ) Power supply
August 6, 2009 8:02:45 PM

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.
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August 6, 2009 8:11:19 PM

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.
August 6, 2009 8:17:06 PM

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?
August 6, 2009 9:14:41 PM

g31 ? why dont u get p35 board? u will want to change g31 next year.
August 8, 2009 5:53:46 PM

a corsair 550w would be more than enough, i suggest a 750w from corsair for future upgrades.
August 9, 2009 6:26:24 PM

500w will be good,but good brand like Cooler Master or Chieftec.
a b ) Power supply
August 10, 2009 3:23:05 AM

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.
a b ) Power supply
August 10, 2009 3:25:25 AM

challengepower5287 said:
I was just looking at this 400w corsair that seems to be a steal at $30 after a mail in rebate.

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.