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What PSU should I get for this build?

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September 24, 2009 7:42:41 PM


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Over the next 2-4 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: 20-40$ (PSU ONLY)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Internet, Word Processors, Flash games, Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Everything besides PSU

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Whatever works - Newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: usa

PARTS PREFERENCES: N/a

OVERCLOCKING: No CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768

Building my buddy a PC, it's his first custom build rig, and he rarely games. So this is the build I have picked out for him.. I just need advice on where/what kind of PSU to get him.

PSU: ??????????

CPU: AMD Athlon II x2 245
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Mushkin 2GB DDR2 1066
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD - LITE-ON Black SATA DVD/CD Writer w/ LightScribe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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September 24, 2009 7:51:11 PM

unfortunately, it needs to have an 8pin CPU connector, this one only has a 4pin :( 
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September 24, 2009 7:52:40 PM

The corsair works, thanks ragsters! If anyone has recommendations that are little cheaper that's still a quality PSU let me know!
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September 24, 2009 7:54:52 PM

^You DO NOT need a 8 pin. You can use a 4 pin perfectly fine. Just make sure you plug it in right way.

+1 for the 400CX.
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September 24, 2009 7:55:28 PM

I wouldn't recommend any PSU's in the $20 - $40 range. The Corsair 400CX comes in at $40 after MIR. That would be the lowest I'd go.

CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail $49.99 - $10 MIR

Here are a couple more options if you don't want to deal with the MIR:

Antec earthwatts EA380 380W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.0 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail $44.99

PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS370X 370W ATX12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail $44.99

Edit: Man, I'm slow today. You guys had a whole conversation while I was getting this post ready. :) 

Shadow703793 is right, you don't need an 8-pin CPU power connector. A 4-pin will work just fine.
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