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July 8, 2010 8:36:34 PM

Hello,

I am about to build my first computer and am having a little trouble determining what PSU to use
I am making a budget system and so far this is what i have

CPU/Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Case/OS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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

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

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

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


For the power supply i would like to have:
1) blue light coming out of the PSU to match the case :)  (If possible this would great)
2) around 500W+
3) not too expensive

Thanks!

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a c 144 ) Power supply
July 8, 2010 9:09:29 PM

A Corsair 550VX (41 amp 12 volt rail)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
will power any CPU with practically any single GPU video card.

Check the prices on a Corsair 650TX (52 amp 12 volt rail)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Sometimes prices is very similar to the 550.

For a tighter budget:
Antec 500 watt BASIQ
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/792
July 8, 2010 10:12:13 PM

Literally get a 120mm LED fan, open PSU and replace. Voila!
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a c 144 ) Power supply
July 11, 2010 2:36:34 PM

After the warranty expires. :) 
July 11, 2010 2:48:48 PM

anything with about 500w+ with about 40+A across the 12v rail and and a decent brand

once you meet this look for a healthy blue glow
July 12, 2010 2:52:44 AM

I hear that a good quality PSU, such as mine (Corsair 550) can run systems which require like 750 watts
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