How to determine what PSU to get

Was looking at the Sticky threads and the link i wanted doesn't work, Basically i want to know what power supply i will need for my system is there a way to work it out? or is 450w enough for all computers?
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  1. List your specs cpu and gpu are the most important factors.
  2. I'm looking at buying a dual core 2.40ghz and gfx of 512mb, only going to be a basic model as it will be the first build i am doing
  3. Yes a decent quality unit like a Corsair CX430V2 would be fine.
  4. davcon said:
    Yes a decent quality unit like a Corsair CX430V2 would be fine.


    So would 450w be enough for this sort of system?
  5. tally2425 said:
    I'm looking at buying a dual core 2.40ghz and gfx of 512mb, only going to be a basic model as it will be the first build i am doing


    Tally,

    A 450w Psu will be fine for your Basic computeing needs. Should your Computer needs ever change though. I recommend you buy a psu the will support your current and future needs.

    For a reference only. I use Neweggs power supply wattage calculator located here: http://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index.html

    I hope this helps
  6. ziuus1 said:
    Tally,

    A 450w Psu will be fine for your Basic computeing needs. Should your Computer needs ever change though. I recommend you buy a psu the will support your current and future needs.

    For a reference only. I use Neweggs power supply wattage calculator located here: http://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index.html

    I hope this helps


    Thank you very much :D
  7. tally2425 said:
    So would 450w be enough for this sort of system?

    Yep the unit i suggested is 430W.
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