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Power Supply for i3/H55 HTPC

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May 18, 2010 2:21:50 PM

Hey all,

Looking to finalize a PS for my i3/H55 HTPC. The system will be driving:

i3 530
2x2 GB Kingston ValueRAM
Lite-On Bluray drive
40 GB Intel SSD
1 TB WD Caviar Black HDD (eventual swap out for e-sata external drive)

I have narrowed down my choices to:

(1)/(2) Antec EarthWatts 380W/430W ($60/$80 CDN)

(3) Corsair CMPSU-400CX 400 Watt w/ 120mm Fan ($70 CDN with $10 MIR)

Given that I will be putting this system into an Antec Fusion Remote Black, should I stick with an Antec PS? Is there any need to go 430W over 380W?

Thanks in advance.

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May 18, 2010 2:44:50 PM

I'd get the Antec. It's an excellent HTPC PSU. You shouldn't need more than the 380W.

The remote you're using has nothing to do with the PSU.
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May 18, 2010 2:45:50 PM

All three are good choices and will easily power your HTPC.

I suggest you go for the cheapest one you can find. has the Corsair for $51.49 w/$10 MIR

... and they have the 380W Antec for $41.49
May 18, 2010 2:50:33 PM

Thanks guys.

MadAdmiral, I wasn't worried about the remote, more than the fit/cabling within the Antec Fusion box itself.

rwpritchett, my prices are a bit higher as they come from a local shop that I prefer to support when I can.

Thanks again