Advice on budget build - Need PSU and HDD Tags: Build Hard Drives Systems Product Last response: August 5, 2010 2:47 AM in Systems Share ttbwpg August 4, 2010 7:05:37 PM I'm getting ready to build a windows 7 system from some used parts. Here's what I have so far: Rosewill RCX-Z80-AL CPU Cooler OCZ Reaper HPC DDR2 800 Mhz PC2 6400 2X2 GB AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3 GHz Windsor ASUS M2A-VM REV 1.01G Socket-AM2 Motherboard eVGA 8800 GTS PCI-E video card p/n:320-P2-N311-AR I still need to find the right psu and hdd. I'm in Canada so, newegg.ca, ncix.com, tigerdirect.ca, and ebay.ca are my preferred vendors. The budget is as low ans reasonably possible. Many thanks for reading my post. Any advice appreciated. More about : advice budget build psu hdd wolfram23 August 4, 2010 7:09:23 PM You might want to check out the Corsair 550VX. Computerrock1 August 4, 2010 7:09:32 PM I Would get a Corsair 550w psu, and for the hdd, get the Western digital Green series 500 hdd. At least that's what I would do. Related resources Need Advice On My Projected Budget Gaming Build .. PSU ? - Forum Advice , new gaming build ( budget around $500, have GPU, HDD ) - Forum Need PSU advice for amd quad-core budget build :D - Forum PSU and cost cutting advice on Budget Build - Forum Need some advice for budget gaming build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ttbwpg August 4, 2010 7:14:29 PM At $88.00, for the corsair psu in Canada, I'd like to find something about $20 to $25 cheaper, if possible. Computerrock1 August 4, 2010 7:15:52 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I think this will do much better then. Emperus August 4, 2010 7:19:17 PM Check out the Corsair VX 450W.. For hard drive I'll recommend a seagate baracuda 7200.12 500GB.. ttbwpg August 4, 2010 7:20:10 PM That one is $61 plus shipping in Canada. The price is getting much better. ttbwpg August 4, 2010 7:25:34 PM What about this one? It's only $58 plus ship AND a $20 mail in rebate. ttbwpg August 4, 2010 7:28:40 PM Obviously, I don't know much about power supplies, but is there a way to calculate power needs with these parts? flaminggerbil August 4, 2010 7:29:45 PM Google power supply calculator, lots of online utilities to get a rough idea. dergasmash August 4, 2010 7:32:09 PM Right now on TigerDirect they have a Western Digital Cavair Blue 500gb SATA HDD for 39.99. I am actually thinking of ordering it to replace the Barracuda that went bad in my PC. ttbwpg August 4, 2010 7:38:09 PM Thanks the newegg psu caculator says I'm looking at 412w. Does this mean a psu between 450 and 550 will do the trick or should there be more headroom than that? Computerrock1 August 4, 2010 7:43:53 PM 450 to 500 will do, just make sure you get a reputable brand! flaminggerbil August 4, 2010 7:43:56 PM 550w would be a good point to aim for then, you do not want to run close to a PSU's limites for extended periods of time. ttbwpg August 4, 2010 7:50:15 PM Is there any reason not to go to say, 650W, if I find a great price? I'm not sure if, in general, I'd be better off with a 500w and buy the best one I can afford or opt for more watts and better upgradability. Mousemonkey August 4, 2010 9:42:24 PM This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey ttbwpg August 5, 2010 2:47:42 AM Thank for the post so far. I'm zeroing in. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNeed advice on budget gaming build $400-$600 range ForumFirst build : budget gaming; need to decide on PSU ForumFirst Build : Need Advice / $600 + GPU , HDD , and Monitor ForumNeed Advice on Budget Gaming Build . First Timer Here. ForumNeed Advice , First build , $4000 Budget ForumNeed system advice for a $600.00 to $800.00 budget build Forum[New Build ] Need advice . First time build . $2000 budget . ForumNeed advice to build budget microATX HTPC $800-900 ForumFirst Build $750 budget need advice ForumFirst Build $900-$1000 budget , Need Advice Forum$600 Budget Gaming Build - Need Advice ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC Forum[Solved] 650 gaming build ForumAdvice on new build ForumNew system build..Suggestion/Thoughts needed! More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !