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What PSU should I get for this build?

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=N82E16819103687&cm_re=245-_-19-103-687-_-Product

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128394&cm_re=gigabyte_GA-MA785-_-13-128-394-_-Product

RAM: Mushkin 2GB DDR2 1066
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146779&cm_re=mushkin-_-20-146-779-_-Product

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

CD/DVD - LITE-ON Black SATA DVD/CD Writer w/ LightScribe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106332
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  1. Antec earthwatts EA380 380W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.0 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371005&cm_re=antec_power_supply-_-17-371-005-_-Product ($44.99 + Free Shipping)
  2. unfortunately, it needs to have an 8pin CPU connector, this one only has a 4pin :(
  3. The corsair works, thanks ragsters! If anyone has recommendations that are little cheaper that's still a quality PSU let me know!
  4. ^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.
  5. Best answer
    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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