PSU recommendations for my system Tags: Power Supplies Components Last response: June 14, 2010 2:53 PM in Components Share challengepower5287 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. CPU Intel E6300 Wolfdale http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Video Radeon HD 4850 512MB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HD SATA 7200 RPM 320 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Memory 2 x 2BG DDR2 800 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Motherboard G31 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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? More about : psu recommendations system | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Onus Power supply Master 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. | Report abuse challengepower5287 August 6, 2009 8:06:42 PM 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=N82E168... 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? | Report abuse Onus Power supply Master 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. | Report abuse Related ressources First time builder - PSU recommendations ? - Forum PSU recommendations - Forum Recommendations for xfx 790i ultra psu - Forum PSU Recommendations Please? - Forum PSU wattage help and recommendations ..ordering new build tomorrow - Forum Ask the community Publish challengepower5287 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? | Report abuse jimishtar August 6, 2009 9:14:41 PM g31 ? why dont u get p35 board? u will want to change g31 next year. | Report abuse challengepower5287 August 6, 2009 9:28:41 PM 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=N82E168... 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. | Report abuse stevensl2 August 8, 2009 5:53:46 PM a corsair 550w would be more than enough, i suggest a 750w from corsair for future upgrades. | Report abuse BokiNish August 9, 2009 6:26:24 PM 500w will be good,but good brand like Cooler Master or Chieftec. | Report abuse theAnimal Power supply Expert 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. | Report abuse theAnimal Power supply Expert 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. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>PSU recommendations for my system> Related ressources: ForumPeople, give me ur PSU recommendations ! ForumBuilding a new system , need part recommendations . ForumBuilding new system - Need help and recommendations ! ForumI need PSU for my i3 build, recommendations ? ForumPSU and CPU Cooler Recommendations Sought ForumPSU recommendations for a 680. ForumPSU recommendations ForumNew PSU for GTX 550 Ti Recommendations ? ForumRecommendations for this system ? ForumPSU , CPU, GPU, MoBo combo recommendations Forum<$100 to spend on PSU +Case, Recommendations ? Forum6300 fx vishera black edition ForumSigns and Symptoms of an Underpowered PSU ForumNeed PSU advice, friend wants to buy a generic... ForumIs this PSU better for 3 x GTX 260 .....? 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