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First time builder here. Got a question about the PSU.

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May 15, 2011 5:43:40 AM

Hey everyone. I have a question about a budget gaming build I am working on. Tiger Direct currently has a Biostar bundle for 315 (plus a mail in rebate) right now, and I was thinking about getting that and dropping in a Radeon 5770 to complete my hardware portion of my comp for less than 450.

My actual question was about the power supply, and if it would get the job done as far as now killing my whole system. Here's a link to the Tiger Direct page:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

The actual bundle includes the following:

Biostar N68S3B GeForce Socket AM3 Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 805 2.50 GHz Quad Core OEM CPU
Patriot PGV38G1333ELK Gaming i5 8GB PC10666 RAM
Seagate 1TB SATA 3G Barracuda® Green Hard Drive
Cooler Master AM2 / AM3 CPU Cooler
Samsung SH-222AB/BEBE Internal DVD Writer OEM
Thermaltake V2 ATX Mid Tower Case with 450W PSU


Thanks for taking the time to look at my question.

- Josh
May 15, 2011 7:58:58 AM

Antec 300 case
An Antec 550 plus or earthwatts 650 instead
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May 15, 2011 5:02:49 PM

I've used the TR2 430 Watt for a couple of builds, I think its a decent unit for the price, but not suitable for gaming builds. You might want to hold on to it because maybe a friend could use it.

Here's a couple of 500W units in the $50-60 range:

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

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

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 15, 2011 5:06:20 PM

The Corsair has the best warranty-5 years.
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May 15, 2011 5:14:53 PM

That processor sucks Just build your own on newegg for 450 here ill put together something for you.
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May 15, 2011 5:21:24 PM

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

This is stuff i would go with other people will say different though, this doenst have Vid Card/HDD included put in what you want to put in + you could get a cheaper motherboard if you wanted.
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May 15, 2011 6:17:54 PM

Hey, thanks for the replies everyone! I figured that PSU was likely to small. Guess this gives me a good amount to think about, haha.
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May 28, 2011 2:30:48 PM

I put together this same bundle, all cables attached in place but nothing shows up on the screen when I turn on the unit. The VGA is properly attached and I also tried with a different monitor just in case. all cables where disconnected and re connected to be sure they were in place. The fan is on as I hear it and see it working. Can someone share some light please?

Biostar N68S3B GeForce Socket AM3 Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 805 2.50 GHz Quad Core OEM CPU
Patriot PGV38G1333ELK Gaming i5 8GB PC10666 RAM
Seagate 1TB SATA 3G Barracuda® Green Hard Drive
Cooler Master AM2 / AM3 CPU Cooler
Samsung SH-222AB/BEBE Internal DVD Writer OEM
Thermaltake V2 ATX Mid Tower Case with 450W PSU
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