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Power supply for gigabyte motherboards

what size pwr supply is recommended for intel e8400 chip and gigabyte ga-ep43-ud3l mother board,2 dvd drives,2 500gb hard drives,and geforce 9500gt graphics card
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    A good quality 380-450 watt unit would be plenty and still allow for upgrades.
    Here's a few options from Antec but be warned, they do not come with a power cord.
    If you need the power cord, here's a couple of Corsairs
  2. A 400 watt Corsair would work if you know that you will never upgrade. I like the 400. It is one of the best sub-500 watters around. I do not particularly like the 450VX. It's undoubtedly a nice PSU, but with only 10% more usable power (33 amps @ 12 volts instead of 30 amps), I don't think that it's a particularly good deal.

    I'd put in a Corsair 550VX (41 amp 12 volt rail):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004
  3. on newegg.com they have a power supply calculator enter ur info it will tell u what u need

    http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html
  4. Yes. And I estimate, off the top of my head, somewhere around 300 watts. That means a 400CX would be adequate. And I still would put in a 500 - 550 watt PSU.
  5. jsc said:
    Yes. And I estimate, off the top of my head, somewhere around 300 watts. That means a 400CX would be adequate. And I still would put in a 500 - 550 watt PSU.


    I would agree.

    @OP The Corsair HX520 if you want Modular cabling, the VX550 if you don't.
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