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January 15, 2010 11:07:21 PM

So im building my first computer and i need a good psu under $125.

what i plan on buying is.

mobo: Asus m4a785-m

Cpu: Amd athlon ii x4

Case: Cooler Master Elite 310

Graphics: XfX Radeon hd 5770

monitor: Acer P244Wbd 24″

Thanx in advance :) 

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a b ) Power supply
January 15, 2010 11:26:08 PM

A Corsair 650TX will do fine for that system. If planing to upgrade to CrossFire go with a 750TX.
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January 15, 2010 11:51:56 PM

The Coolermaster Elite 310 is a micro-atx case. Interior space is limited.

The Asus M4A785-M is a micro-atx motherboard with just one PCI Express 2.0 (x16) slot so a second video card cannot be installed.

Here is the official ATI recommendation for one ATI Radeon HD 5770 video card:

450 Watt or greater power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connector recommended.

The recommendation is for the entire pc system.

A good choice would be the Corsair VX450 available in the USA for $69.99. The final price after mail-in rebate is $59.99:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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a b ) Power supply
January 16, 2010 1:29:22 AM

^ Ahh... damn it. The 650TX is probably too big.

My recommendation:
Get a different case.
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January 16, 2010 2:57:10 AM

thx for the advice guys
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