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Will a 300w PSU hold PHENOM II X4 965 Black Edition

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July 11, 2012 5:40:34 PM

just as the title says. Im new at computers so just for now im low on money and will get a more powerful psu in time. i have radeon hd 5450 if that means anything

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July 11, 2012 5:47:02 PM

and yet nobody warned me about this
thanks for quick response
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July 11, 2012 6:14:49 PM

There are low power Seasonic units you can trust though not much cheaper if at all.
July 11, 2012 6:37:16 PM

best low power bets: Seasonic 300W
Antec EarthWatts 380W
Corsair CX 430W
July 11, 2012 6:40:29 PM

I would expect the CX430 (or any decent quality PSU 300w or more) to be sufficient for your setup, your GPU probably uses < 75W and the CPU probably < 125W. You really don't need a higher power PSU, as long as you don't buy a junky one.

If you upgrade the GPU, the CX430W will probably be good for this gen GPUs < 200$. If you want to go a little more powerful, 60$ can get you this
That 520W would be all the PSU you need for a single GPU system in most circumstances (it maybe a little low for your super high end GPUs, but I'm guessing your not about to drop 400$+ into a gpu, or for obsolete high end cards).