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August 5, 2010 2:10:28 AM

I'm building my first budget gaming PC, and am using an ASUS M4A77TD mobo. What sort of PSU should I use? I don't want to buy a PSU and find out it doesn't work.
a b Ĉ ASUS
a b 4 Gaming
a b ) Power supply
a c 295 V Motherboard
August 5, 2010 4:10:57 AM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

1- What other components do u have? CPU, mobo, GPU, HD.
2- Do u want Crossfire or SLI?
3- Do u want OC?

Usually a 550W or better is a solid PSU for a gaming rig but be sure that's from a good manufacturer like Corsair, Antec, Silverstone, PC Power and Cooling. This Corsair 650W is very good and have a very good future proof.

Don't buy the PSU without post ur components here for a better advice.
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a b Ĉ ASUS
a b 4 Gaming
a b ) Power supply
a c 135 V Motherboard
August 5, 2010 6:42:03 AM

+1^
We need more information about your system specs,however its recommended to use a 450+ PSU (depending on your task)
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August 5, 2010 3:56:36 PM

So far, I've got the aforementioned motherboard, two Kingston hyperx 4gb ddr3 ram sticks, an AMD Pehom II X3 720 black, and a used videocard that I believe is a HIS Radeon 550 512mb card. The sticker was kind of hard to read, seeing as it was used. This is the one part that I can replace without too much hardship, due to the fact that it was only 30 dollars.
I am planning on buying a Western Digital Caviar 500 Black Hard drive and a Samsung SH-S223F optical drive soon.
So, does that help?
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a b Ĉ ASUS
a b 4 Gaming
a b ) Power supply
a c 295 V Motherboard
August 5, 2010 4:28:58 PM

Like I see u only need a 500W PSU this can handle ur rig without problems.
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