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I have no idea what/how much of a Power Supply PSU I need, help please

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April 6, 2012 2:59:55 AM

how much power supply do i need, and may be u could recommend a low priced one for me, not too expensice, thanks....

her is the build.....


CPU:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Ram:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

PCU:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... <===========This is power supply I intended on installing, but I am having second thoughts on if it is enough or even close to enough......I am not great with judging these things, please help./

Graphics card: (preowned) sapphire hd 5570
Case: (preowned) Black PC case
HDD: (preowned) 320GB Western Digital HD SATA
DVD Player: (new) 1 LG DVD Player
Operating system: Windows 7 Ultimate

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a c 139 ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 3:15:41 AM

With shipping that GX 450W PSU is about $72. It's not terrible, but it's also not one of the better models.

Do you plan to upgrade that graphics card? With that nice Phenom II X4 965 CPU you might be heading in that direction: CORSAIR Builder CX500 V2 500W 80+ PSU $62 plus $8.20 shipping and $10 rebate.
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April 6, 2012 3:45:14 AM


well. i really don't game at all really, i just wanted a really fast desktop......but i will ask my builder to put a ATI Radeon HD 6850 in instead anyway, he has it used and will prolly give it to me real cheap.....in which case i think i would put http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... in so power is good to go, thanks amuffin for the link, and thanks averyone else too, is everything good now?
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a c 139 ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 3:50:14 AM

You can run the HD 6850 and rest of your parts on the Corsair CX430.
Especially since you're not gaming.

But if you get a lower over-all price with the HD 5570 grab it. It would make a great general purpose/home office/home entertainment graphics card.
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April 6, 2012 3:56:34 AM

Check this:
1. Seasonic M12II 520W | http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
2. OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W | http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Both are 80 Plus Bronze and modular. Both of them would be sufficient for this build and also if you plan to upgrade your system in future. They would easily cover you for a very long time. PSU is one such component that doesn't need an upgrade if you select the right one, so I suggest you to get a good one, at least a 500W 80 Plus Bronze, even if your system is a mid-range build. This wattage is considering that you hit 50-70% of the rated load at which the PSU delivers maximum efficiency.

Cheers!
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April 6, 2012 3:57:31 AM

WR2 said:
You can run the HD 6850 and rest of your parts on the Corsair CX430.
Especially since you're not gaming.

But if you get a lower over-all price with the HD 5570 grab it. It would make a great general purpose/home office/home entertainment graphics card.

is 600 watts close, or is it far more than enough? Because i want it to be far more than enough if i wanted to play the most intense games possible that my graphics card could handle(I will not)....but would the watts be enough if that happend(it won't).....so.....please tell me. thanks. and the most intense game i will play is "Age of Empires Online" made in 2010 and also Age of Empires 3, either graphics card would be able to run everything high quality right, no lag??
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a c 139 ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 4:02:28 AM

The HD 6850 is, without question, the better option for any gaming. Especially if you want to try any future games if your tastes change over time.

The CX 430 would be OK - it meets the minimum requirements.
But if you're OK with the price that CX600 amuffin linked is a very good value.
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April 6, 2012 4:05:20 AM

WR2 said:
The HD 6850 is, without question, the better option for any gaming. Especially if you want to try any future games if your tastes change over time.

The CX 430 would be OK - it meets the minimum requirements.
But if you're OK with the price that CX600 amuffin linked is a very good value.

yes, i will put amuffins recommendation in :bounce:  Is everything good now guys...? I think it's basically done....now i hope my builder can get all these parts and build the hell out of it. Thanks
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a c 139 ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 4:06:44 AM

I think the X4 965 and HD 6850 is a good combination for most types of gaming.
And for sure, you'll have a pretty fast system for doing everything else.
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a c 139 ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 4:11:30 AM

How many fans does that case have? And you want to check the HD 6850 fits.

Otherwise, it's all compatible and everything is looking good.
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April 6, 2012 5:10:22 AM

WR2 said:
How many fans does that case have? And you want to check the HD 6850 fits.

Otherwise, it's all compatible and everything is looking good.

fans, i am pretty sure cpu comes with fans...and other part come with fans too possibly, i know there will be enough though....and i will ask my builder if the card fits...kk
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a c 139 ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 5:12:27 AM

It was a case fan I was curious about... a case fan or two for that case.
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April 6, 2012 5:23:52 AM

WR2 said:
It was a case fan I was curious about... a case fan or two for that case.

u know what i was just saying it has enough fans because i just recently decided that this is still too much money for me to spend....so i was just trying to get this forum over with.........because i dont game...so i am scraping this idea, but thanks so much for your guyses help....ps..this is what i am going to do now.....


CPU/GPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Motherboard: ECS A55F-M2 AMD (builder chosen)(new)
Ram: 4gb ddr3 (new)
PCU: (my builders used pcu), i will check with him if it is enough watts
Case: (preowned by builder) Black PC case
HDD: (preowned by builder) 320GB Western Digital HD SATA
DVD Player: (new) 1 LG DVD Player
Operating system: Windows 7 Ultimate

u guys have any recommendations on this set-up, maybe diff mobo, or u could tell me what psu would do best....

And will these graphics and cpu be able to play "Age of Empires Online"<====2010 ....and age of empires 3 all high quality settings, no lag, on or offline??? Will it do, thanks...and i think it will do...just wanna check with u guys..kk
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a c 139 ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 5:50:20 AM

A8-3870K could be a player.
But Age of Empires Online needs a strong CPU. Im just not sure how it would run on the Llano APUs.

I think you'd want to wander by some of the Age of Empires Online user forums and see if anyone is already using that APU for the game, and how well it's running the game.

And since this topic has moved in a different direction and getting kinda long - why not start a new topic based on: A8-3870K & Age of Empires Online
A new topic with that title might catch the attention of someone that knows for sure.
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