I am building a complete sys but am unsure what PSU wattage will suffice.
*BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3
*Phenom II X2 555 Black. 80w stock (if the unlock/overclock gods are with me, x4/3.6-3.7Ghz)
*GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit (6/6+2 pin) - min 500w PSU required.
*2 x 4GB DDR3 1333's
*CORSAIR CWCH50-1 H20 CPU cooler (will be adding later on with an extra 120mm fan for push/pull)
*Sentey case w/ 4x120mm's. 3 are LED.
I have been building and learning for the past 2 weeks solid and will be placing my order tonight @ midnight and am sorta stuck on what will suffice me for PSU.
You won't need anything over 650W with your system (1000W is overkill, plus the Rosewill would probably be the death of your system any ways). I would highly recommend going with the Corsair CMPSU-650HX at a price range of $104.99 after MIR. It is one of the best 650W PSU you can purchase and has more than enough juice for your system.
@ tecmo: THAT is a beautiful PSU, man! Exactly what I'm looking for - BUT the rebate time limit has me debating.
@Davcon: Antec unfortunatly is OUT. Too many DOA's in the reviews for me. Sad because I have the first modular made too (Antec NEO480 - and it's STILL thumpin, man!) SeaSonic has some good looking stuff. But I am not sold just yet.
Plus to you all, I am kinda looking to invest into something I can keep around for a while.
I ended up going with this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
due to money restrictions and the fact that a builder I know sayd the last 20 antec 650's he's bought for builds HALF have been DOA. and commented on how the 620's were a much superior product and wondered if they changed suppliers for parts when they went to the 650's and 750's.
I have decided to go with such a high wattage for 2 reasons:
the 5 year warranty plus it will allow for future planning for a power source for later on, because if things are going to stay the same as they are and have been, i will need this higher PSU in a few years anyway.