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Can someone recommend me a PSU for my soon-to-be gaming rig?

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April 21, 2010 3:22:58 AM

Here are the components I have selected for my build:

Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s

PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 5770 GDDR5 1GB (will use Crossfire with another one of these down the road)

A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

AMD Phenom II x6 1055T
(will buy this when it is available)

I will also be reusing a DVD-RW/DVD+RW Drive and a memory card reader.

The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5.

I would appreciate if the PSU is from the Newegg Canadian site, and of course, reliable.

Thanks in advance for helping me build my first system! :) 
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April 21, 2010 3:32:57 AM

do you have a budget?

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April 21, 2010 3:36:42 AM
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April 21, 2010 3:37:55 AM

ct1615 said:
do you have a budget?


I am willing to spend up to $60 to around $70 for the PSU (as it is the last item I need to complete my ~$800 system).

Is that cheaping out too much?
April 21, 2010 3:50:37 AM

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April 21, 2010 3:51:28 AM

You will have to up your budget for the power supply or forget the crossfire option. A quality psu will cost at least $80 and you will have to add shipping to that. Go with Antec, PC Power and Cooling, Corsair or SeaSonic. Don't skimp on the psu, if it dies, a cheap one will most likely take other components with it.
April 21, 2010 3:51:54 AM

ct1615 said:
i would pony up for the seasonic I linked above at $73 if you plan to CF. The thing about newegg.ca, the 500w costs just as much as 600w units.


Alrighty, thanks! :D 
April 21, 2010 4:20:31 AM

janxta said:
You will have to up your budget for the power supply or forget the crossfire option. A quality psu will cost at least $80 and you will have to add shipping to that. Go with Antec, PC Power and Cooling, Corsair or SeaSonic. Don't skimp on the psu, if it dies, a cheap one will most likely take other components with it.


Heh, yeah. Don't that happening, which is why I decided to buy the Seasonic suggested above.

Thanks though! :) 
April 21, 2010 4:29:56 AM

You should never go cheap on PSU....Especially a Gaming rig...I suggest Ultra X 4 Can be found at Tigerdirect.com
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