How about this PSU? (Moderate Power User) Tags: Power Supplies Components Last response: November 18, 2009 8:26 AM in Components Share lauxenburg November 16, 2009 10:27:00 PM I am no newbie to computers but power supplies are where it gets rough. I am building for the very first time from the ground up and my specs will be: + AMD Athlon II X4 620 (most likely OC to 3.2GHz) + Asus 785G Evolution AM3 Motherboard + 4GB DDR3 1333 G.Skill Ripjaws + ATi Radeon 4670 + 500GB SATA Drive + DVD Drive So, I need a PSU essentially. I do not fully understand the rails and voltages, and was hoping that someone else might. But, for now, I was thinking that this might be decent: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I am trying to keep this the most economical I think, and $90 is already stretching it, so any suggestions would be great. More about : psu moderate power user | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove sonic-boom November 16, 2009 10:43:37 PM This PSU is very high quality and will handle that system fine. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... You dont plan on crossfire do you? | Report abuse lauxenburg November 16, 2009 10:46:36 PM No I do not. I only have one PCI x16 on the board. I wasn't even sure about getting a real card. =P... Ah thats right. That was the PSU I wanted from a LONG time ago. Thanks. I'll probably be getting that one. =) | Report abuse TheViper Power supply Expert November 16, 2009 10:50:12 PM Well, you certainly chosen the most top notch brand you can get so you're off to a very good start. Of your 2 choices, the SeaSonic M12II SS-430GM 430W will suffice for your system. But, I'll see your Seasonic and raise you a Corsair (only technically as Seasonic also builds the Corsair PSU's). Corsair CMPSU-450VX 450W - $49.99 after rebate ($64.99 before rebate) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... EDIT: Lol, Sonic Boom beat me to it. | Report abuse Related ressources $1000+ moderate gaming rig - Forum First Laptop - For College/ Moderate Gaming - Forum Upgrade - Moderate budget - Forum Planning out a moderate end Gaming rig. - Forum Beginner build: $500-700 moderate use for wife (GULP!) - Forum Ask the community Publish Shadow703793 Power supply Expert November 16, 2009 11:09:20 PM Another +1 for the Corsair 450VX. Imo, better go 550-650W PSU if you plan to go to a stringer card like a 5850 (550W PSU for this) or if going to CrossFire 2x 5850s (650W for this). | Report abuse lauxenburg November 17, 2009 2:12:19 AM That Corsair looks great. I would get it, but its not modular. Ive never built before, so are the extra cables that much of a nuisance? Would the 430W Modular SeaSonic do me just as good? Or do you really really recommend the Corsair. Thanks. | Report abuse TheViper Power supply Expert November 17, 2009 2:40:36 AM Well, Seasonic themselves are who make the Corsair PSU's so the quality is the exact same. Standard cabling is much easier to handle these days with the bundle wrap sleeves they put on like cables. Price and the extra watts were the reason I suggested the Corsair over the 420 watt Seasonic. But either will give you what you need. | Report abuse ohiou_grad_06 November 17, 2009 2:42:03 AM Btw op, may wanna change that intel sticker to an AMD, lol. | Report abuse lauxenburg November 17, 2009 9:08:10 PM Alright. They both look good, so I will see. =) [Thanks. | Report abuse Nick_C November 18, 2009 8:26:54 AM I'm running an almost identical spec using an Antec 380W 80Plus PSU. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>How about this PSU? (Moderate Power User)> Related ressources: ForumHelp A Girl Out II Moderate Build Sub $1000.00 ForumSuggestion for Moderate Performance Gaming. Forum~$1300 CS5 Video Editing and Moderate Gaming Build ForumModerate Gaming Build $1000-$1300 ForumFirst System Build - Moderate Gaming/Home Use $750 ForumModerate Gaming, under $600 ForumA Moderate Gaming PC ForumModerate Gaming Platform for under $600 Forum$500 moderate gaming build ForumIs this psu sufficient for a moderate OC and an x1950 pro? Forum$750 Moderate Gaming PC ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumLED on MOBO lights, no power up. ForumAre OCZ power supplies any good quality wise ForumHigh def and PSU usage More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !