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October 12, 2010 5:52:33 AM

Ok, so I'm a novice at computer building, and I have a crucial question. How the heck am I supposed to pick a power supply? Here are my prospective specs for a future build:

ASUS M4A78LT-M LE (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
AMD Athlon II x4 630 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
G. Skill Eco Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DIMM DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=)
Lite-On Lightscribe 24x SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer (http://www.amazon.com/Lite-LightScribe-Layer-Drive-IHAS...)
Samsung Spinpoint 1TB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

So.....which power supply is going to give me what I need?

P.S. I do hope to add a tv tuner expansion card if I don't get it with my monitor.

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October 12, 2010 6:57:23 AM

Any decent 500-600 Watt PSU would suffice i believe, all depends what you plan on doing with the PC future useage?

Coolermaster, Corsair, XFX, Antec etc are all good makes.
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October 12, 2010 7:22:57 AM

in the future, i plan on upgrading to a gaming atx pc with crossfire and everything, and that's not going to be for a while, so my current specs are going to suffice for now. do i really need 500w though? i dont have a dedicated gpu or anything...
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October 12, 2010 7:36:58 AM

No not really, just leaving room for future endevours.

With your build soloy on this above with no upgrades or dedicated GPU, then 350-400W i would personally go for.
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October 12, 2010 8:57:39 AM

reccy said:

Coolermaster, Corsair, XFX, Antec etc are all good makes.

Add Seasonic and subtract CoolerMaster.
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October 12, 2010 9:24:03 AM

The Corsair CX400 is the one you should get..
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October 12, 2010 2:33:24 PM

jsc said:
Add Seasonic and subtract CoolerMaster.


I take it you've had a couple of Coolermaster PSU's? Or just read reviews?

If you havent had one, how the hell can you say there not a good make when you have NO experiance in working with them? Ive got 2 and there perfectly fine.

So Yes, get a coolermaster i see no problem with them and wouldnt slant them so quickly..

Sigh...
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October 14, 2010 5:18:38 AM

ok thanks for the input :) 
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October 22, 2010 5:04:43 AM

Best answer selected by jg3220.
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