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I need help choosing a PSU for my new build

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May 11, 2012 4:25:40 AM

I'm in the process of making a new build with this hardware:

New Hardware
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ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 92mm HYPRO Bearing CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1333 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Rosewill RANGER Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hardware I'm Reusing From Old Build
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SAPPHIRE 100293L Radeon HD 5570 1GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM (Please don't comment on how much this sucks) http://www.afterdawn.com/products/product_details.cfm/3...
Random SATA CD-RW Burner and Dvd Reader Combo Drive

Can someone please tell me the best PSU ($25 or Under) that i could get to power this build and also if someone could check to make sure that this build will work I would appreciate it.

Thank You In Advance,
Shayne

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May 11, 2012 5:42:48 AM

The cheapest and BEST I can show you is

Antec EarthWatts Green 430 watts- 39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm telling you sir, you do not want to gimp out on Power supply. You want one thats very good brand such as:

Antec
OCZ
Sliverstone
PC power and cooling
Crossair
Seasonic

You're also going to want to look for: 80 plus {brone, silver, gold, platnium} 80 plus anything really. That assure you that you'll get the power you're looking for.

Buying shitty PSU is very harmful for your computer.
-High heat output
-not always the same watts as package says
-Fry your computer components
-Cause a fire
-many other uncountable stuff bad PSUs cause


***HOWEVER*** if you want to get a PSU thats under 25 and ignore the warning...at your own risk...well here are your options anyone of these crappy ones will suit your need.

You're looking for anything above 350 watts.
Quick link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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May 11, 2012 6:48:01 AM

Can someone please tell me the best PSU ($25 or Under) that i could get to power this build and also if someone could check to make sure that this build will work I would appreciate it.

Thank You In Advance,
Shayne said:
Can someone please tell me the best PSU ($25 or Under) that i could get to power this build and also if someone could check to make sure that this build will work I would appreciate it.

Thank You In Advance,
Shayne


No.

Why build a gaming machine if you don't want to pay for a quality power supply to drive it? Look, you're spending hundreds on computer equipment. You can pinch pennies elsewhere but don't skimp on the power supply.

For this build I would recommend a 500W PSU, its more than you'll need but it will allow for upgrades over the next couple of years. Antec is a fine place to start, those others mentioned above will also do well. Do some research before buying.


Take a look here:
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
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May 12, 2012 5:35:28 PM

Yup you can reply on antec
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