Which PSU?

Might be making a AMd gaming rig, i tryed to configure a really high end intel but came to 1500 big ones :( , so im looking at making a not so high end AMD rig, using a phenom II x4 965 3.4ghz. going to use AMD radeon hd 6770 GPU. what wattage PSU should be adequit? because i would like to know so i can be safe and get 100 watts over what i needed as a minimum. i like a cheap gaming rig but i like long and effective life as well. not sur ewhat current price is,as i havent found all the parts yet (as you can tell by me asking what PSU to use) any help would be great.
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  1. 500 is a good place to start look at the corsair 500 builder psus on newegg they wont let you down.
  2. okay i will get a 600 watt thank you, now to find a mobo that can support 2 vid cards, also, did i mention i may upgrade to 2 graphics cards at a later time? that may need more power should i go with a 700 or 750 watt?
  3. Hum, IMO i always buy good 750 psu's but a good one can run 150$+
  4. what about a desent 700? im trying to keep somewhat low cost, i probably wont be getting it for a while anyway (wich means the phenoms will be even more outdated but they are cheap and somewhat competitive for gaming and will only be more cheap klater on) but im going to be upgrading GPu's as long as i possibly can until i cant use it for gaming at all, hopefully by then ill have enough for a whole new system with (for then) current gen tech. but since it will be a while before i can add the second GPU at all i think ill just upgrade the PSU then or a better idea to splurge and get an expencive PSU? im still working on the mobo..
  5. I never buy cheap power supply's here is what I have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139015

    80 plus gold
  6. it also has to have a 8 pin connector, my board i chose used 8 pins better for the cpu.
  7. and i cant oay 200$ for a PSU, maybe 100$ range is what i would erfer, i went with AMD to get away from my overpriced intel design.
  8. Every single modern power supply has two 4 pin EPS12V connectors which can combine to make a 8 pin. It's the same type of setup as the 20+4 pin motherboard connection.
  9. well i did the math and the RAM and case is going to take me over 800$, the max i wanted to pay, i may be able to cut somewhere because ive seen i5 builds around there but if imma do AMD it going to be cheap. sooo back to planning.prob going to have to cut back on soemthing
    by the way not relevant but i used to have the same gameboy thats in ur pic, it was second hand and broke once i sold all my nintendo crap lol.
  10. Phenom II X4 955 BE
    Antec 300 or CM 690
    2x2gb ddr3 ram

    OP, what is in your current build?
  11. hold on
    its over 800 total or at least AT 800, i was hoping for 650-750 range if i could, but i have planty of time to configure builds, current build:

    CPU: amd PHENOM ii X4 965 3.4 GHZ-130$

    HSF: CM HYPER 212- 30$

    MOBO: ASUS 970 AM3+ -100$

    CASE:not sure only going to get 60$ one

    extra fans- 20$ (blue led coolermaster 120mm)

    GPU: PowerColor AX6770 1GBD5-H Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card-110$

    RAM: corsair vengiance 4gb 2x2gb 1600- 40$ OR crucial balistix sport 1600 4gb-30$

    monitor: 120$

    OS: either copy off of old computer or win 7 HP 130$

    i may give in and spend another 10 bucks on the GPU it was the cheapest and i see whay people said it was hot and needed a 6 pin adapter not included, i prob go with one of the ones from a brand ive heard of before.
  12. then i have to add taxes and shipping... i might end up just getting an intel build i didnt think it would get this expencive :/
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