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August 15, 2012 3:51:28 AM

Im building my first system but I'm stuck at the PSU. I want a unit that will be able to supply more than enough power to the system as well as have room for additional GPU's in the future. I already picked one out that is in my price range for this budget build, but i don't know whether it is a good choice. I'm open to any and all suggestions.

Here's a link to the Build
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eFB6

I will also be adding a Radeon 6770 GPU at some point in order to run dual graphics with my APU (6-12 months) and a WiFi adapter (3-6 months).

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August 15, 2012 3:52:16 AM

Yes, the PSU you selected will do just fine :)  anything up to a Radeon HD6870 will do just fine with your PSU.

However, I'm guessing your budget is $500..let me see if I can whip you up a parts list :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($111.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $467.92
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-14 23:59 EDT-0400)

However, this is without a copy of Windows 7 :(  So adding that will bring you around ~$50 over budget.
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August 16, 2012 12:36:07 AM

mocchan said:
Yes, the PSU you selected will do just fine :)  anything up to a Radeon HD6870 will do just fine with your PSU.

However, I'm guessing your budget is $500..let me see if I can whip you up a parts list :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($111.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $467.92
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-14 23:59 EDT-0400)

However, this is without a copy of Windows 7 :(  So adding that will bring you around ~$50 over budget.



Thanks for the reply.

Ill probably just stick with my AMD build. I was going to do a Intel build with a i3 2120 and a Geforce 550 ti GPU but i didn't have a big enough budget. Plus the build mentioned above doesn't have a case so i would be at least $80 over a really tight budget.

I may even use the AMD A8 3850 or A6 3650 APU instead of the A8 3870k like originally planned due to a sudden price increase.
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August 16, 2012 12:42:58 AM

380 said:
Thanks for the reply.

Ill probably just stick with my AMD build. I was going to do a Intel build with a i3 2120 and a Geforce 550 ti GPU but i didn't have a big enough budget. Plus the build mentioned above doesn't have a case so i would be at least $80 over a really tight budget.

I may even use the AMD A8 3850 or A6 3650 APU instead of the A8 3870k like originally planned due to a sudden price increase.

I thought I had forgotten something...it was the case! :lol: 

Well here's a link to the 3870k on Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/AMD-A8-3870K-Graphics-Quad-Core-P...

Almost the same price as the one you have on the PCPartPicker list, but this has free shipping to save you around 7 bucks.
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August 23, 2012 7:27:34 AM

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