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September 5, 2012 5:07:56 PM

Gonna build my first pc.

Specs.
ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
ASUS GT 440 1GB GDDR5 128-bit
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 RAM
2 DVD Write/Burn Combo (can use 1 if needed)

Case:
LOGISYS Computer CS308RD Red / Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 480W Power Supply

Can all these parts run on this case (preferably on this PSU)?
I can't spend more cash so please don't say to buy a better case with a decent PSU or to buy a PSU. :pfff: 

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September 5, 2012 5:15:59 PM

Yes, it'll probably work, but just to let you know how much of a risk that you're taking using a Logisys PSU, take a look a Tier 5 here. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx Absolute worst of the worst.

Also, that PSU only has 16A on the 12V rail, for a max output of only 192W on that rail (what the GPU and CPU use). Not good. Terrible, in fact.

But, it's your system and not mine, so if you feel safe with that, that's your choice.
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September 5, 2012 5:24:12 PM

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September 5, 2012 5:31:22 PM

^^I agree with the person above.

Get ATLEAST a good 500watt or above single rail PSU.
Trust me its worth it to spend a little extra on a good reliable PSU.
Try going for brands like corsair,Seasonic and PCP&C.

If you really want to save some $$$ then get the corsair cx430. Its quite cheap and works well
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September 5, 2012 5:35:07 PM

KoolKid193 said:


Can all these parts run on this case (preferably on this PSU)?
I can't spend more cash so please don't say to buy a better case with a decent PSU or to buy a PSU. :pfff: 

Why bother asking then ?
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September 5, 2012 5:50:45 PM

KoolKid193 said:
Gonna build my first pc.

Specs.
ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
ASUS GT 440 1GB GDDR5 128-bit
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 RAM
2 DVD Write/Burn Combo (can use 1 if needed)

Case:
LOGISYS Computer CS308RD Red / Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 480W Power Supply

Can all these parts run on this case (preferably on this PSU)?
I can't spend more cash so please don't say to buy a better case with a decent PSU or to buy a PSU. :pfff: 


It may work fine; but cheap power supplies can cause a lot of problems, and even damage your other components. I would seriously consider dropping a DVD burner and putting that 20$ into buying a decent power supply

This: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... would be a much better supply (it offers nearly double the current on the 12v rail), and comes in at 25$ after rebate with free shipping. Spend the remainder on case (~20$ from dropping a burner from the build + 25$ left over from the cost of the old case). If you can stretch 5$ on your case you can go for this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Those two will cost you 75$. Your original case was 50$ with shipping, plus a 20$ burner sacrificed in the name of quality components.

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