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How many watts do I need in my PSU?

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August 19, 2012 10:36:19 PM

Hello, I'm building a budget gaming computer and I have picked out most of the parts except for the PSU. Can anyone tell me how many watts I would typically need?

Specs:
Amd Phenom II x4 965 BE
Radeon HD 6750
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
Sony DVD Drive
ECS A885GM-A2 (V1.1) AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 6GB/S

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a b À AMD
August 19, 2012 10:38:45 PM

A 400W power supply will run that system easily.

Here's a good power supply that's on sale!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 19, 2012 10:38:56 PM

**EDIT**
muffin's PSU is a better value.

Something like this would be more than enough for your rig :) 

However, I feel there can be some improvements made to your parts list, what is your budget and country?
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August 19, 2012 10:42:34 PM

mocchan said:
**EDIT**
muffin's PSU is a better value.

Something like this would be more than enough for your rig :) 

However, I feel there can be some improvements made to your parts list, what is your budget and country?



Well, i'm a complete noob at building computers, and this is my first one.
Budget is around 300-450 dollars... But all these parts together already add up to about 400 dollars...

Also, I'm in the US
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August 19, 2012 10:49:36 PM

What is this for?
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August 19, 2012 10:55:09 PM

On the amd website it says 450 watt minimum but take that with a grain of salt people always run cards lower than the minimum just have to make sure its a decent brand.
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August 19, 2012 10:58:58 PM

^^

That card draws very little. Around 100W at most.
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August 19, 2012 11:08:18 PM

Now I'm debating wheter I should get a cheaper quad core processor by AMD.
Like the A8-XXXXK or maybe even the A6-XXXXK
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August 19, 2012 11:30:21 PM

Best answer selected by Siggyy.
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a b À AMD
August 19, 2012 11:36:14 PM

You could get away with a Pentium G series CPU.
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