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June 19, 2010 6:22:59 PM

I am building up a new system and would like to get the proper PSU for it.
AMD II X3 440
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 MOBO
Radeon HD 5770
Thermaltake Element V case
WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s HD

Which would be a good wattage for the PSU?
Also, how good is ANTEC as PSU provider?
In my area, I could get brands like corsair and thermaltake from 550W up to 1000W. Can you guys help me out in choosing the proper one that will actually feed my system and what brand to choose from?

Thank you!
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June 19, 2010 6:29:24 PM

antec has very good PSU, look for a unit in the 500-550w range. It will power your current rig with ease plus give you some future headroom.

Seasonic and Corsair also have very good units.
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June 19, 2010 6:53:51 PM

Actually you only need a 450w unit ( you can get by with a 400w 30 amp unit like the Corsair 400CX but that is cutting it close in my opinion ) as long as you are only running one 5770. If you plan to Crossfire you will need 550w. As ct1615 stated Corsair, Antec, PC Power and Cooling or Seasonic are all top quality brands.
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June 19, 2010 7:30:14 PM

How about thermaltake? Any good or they are just mediocre? :p 
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June 19, 2010 8:23:39 PM

Here you have some quality PSUs:

ANTEC Earthwatts 500W (by Delta Electronics)
CORSAIR VX450 450W (by Seasonic)
ENERMAX LibertyEcoII (ELT500AWT-ECO II) 500W (modular)
SEASONIC S12II Bronze (SS-520GB) 520W
THERMALTAKE Toughpower QFan (W0151) 500w (by CWT) (modular)
OCZ FATAL1TY 550W (by Sirtec) (modular)
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June 19, 2010 8:24:03 PM

thermaltake is hit or miss, you need to do some solid research on the specific unit before you just pick one
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June 19, 2010 8:25:29 PM

Henry Chinaski said:
Here you have some quality PSUs:

ANTEC Earthwatts 500W (by Delta Electronics)
CORSAIR VX450 450W (by Seasonic)
ENERMAX LibertyEcoII (ELT500AWT-ECO II) 500W (modular)
SEASONIC S12II Bronze (SS-520GB) 520W
THERMALTAKE Toughpower QFan (W0151) 500w (by CWT) (modular)
OCZ FATAL1TY 550W (by Sirtec) (modular)


newegg has a sale on the antec 520w (re-badged seasonic 520W) for $50
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June 19, 2010 8:35:09 PM

ct1615 said:
newegg has a sale on the antec 520w (re-badged seasonic 520W) for $50


The Neo Eco is a good PSU. Anyway, its built quality is far from the exceptional SS-520GB (worse caps, chips,...)
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June 19, 2010 8:42:05 PM

ct1615 said:
newegg has a sale on the antec 520w (re-badged seasonic 520W) for $50



Can i have a link to that? I might buy it :) 

Even though i might not buy it till next week :S Any other options? :D 
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June 19, 2010 9:22:37 PM

I will certainly look into those. What about some modular options? Thanks for your replies.
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June 20, 2010 3:26:50 AM

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June 20, 2010 4:16:44 AM

Thank you so much for the replies! Now its my time to investigate which modular PSU's I can get to properly organize my case.
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