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September 21, 2012 9:44:58 AM

Hello,
Can anyone please tell me how much wattage of PSU will be required to handle my CPU specs..???
Processor: AMD Phenom ii 955 be
Motherboard: gigabyte 880gm-usb3
Graphic : radeon 6770
4gb ram ddr3
Dvd writer, 500gb hard disc
My chasis also has 2x120mm cooler master fans in it.
please reply ASAP as I am looking for a replacement for my old poor efficient low branded psu….

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September 21, 2012 10:06:09 AM

A 380W Antec Earthwatts would have no trouble with that system. If you're looking for higher efficiency than 80+ bronze, the new Seasonic 360W G-360 would also be a good choice and is 80+ gold. Both PSUs have received favorable competent technical reviews.
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September 21, 2012 10:08:09 AM

The better Corsair PSUs are all made by Seasonic. V2 of the "Builder" series is Channel Well. I've read enough mixed comments about them to be a little leery, but they also get good competent technical reviews.
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September 21, 2012 10:10:03 AM

tremborg said:
Hello,
Can anyone please tell me how much wattage of PSU will be required to handle my CPU specs..???
Processor: AMD Phenom ii 955 be
Motherboard: gigabyte 880gm-usb3
Graphic : radeon 6770
4gb ram ddr3
Dvd writer, 500gb hard disc
My chasis also has 2x120mm cooler master fans in it.
please reply ASAP as I am looking for a replacement for my old poor efficient low branded psu….

i think a good 500watt should do fine and also give you some room for a better graphics card if you choose to upgrade in the future
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September 21, 2012 12:52:06 PM

thanks for the response...
but is'nt 380W too low for my CPU....
i dont know much about PSU's but

http://support.asus.com/powersupply.aspx

says that recommended minimum Power supply for my cpu should be 500W.
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September 21, 2012 3:49:48 PM

Corsair CX 430w is a good cheap low end PSU that gets recommended a lot.

BTW, the manufacturers put requirements on there expecting you will buy the worst crap overrated cheapy PSU of that wattage that you can find. Even the suckiest 500w should be able to run that setup is what they are saying.

A high quality lower wattage PSU will do just as well if not better with the same task than a POS high wattage PSU will.
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September 22, 2012 4:56:18 AM

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September 22, 2012 5:00:16 AM

thanks a lot everyone for their response...
i will go for the Corsair CX 430W...
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September 22, 2012 9:39:18 AM

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