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December 20, 2012 3:55:08 PM

Hi Guys,

I'm building a DIY NAS. I was wondering abt the PSU requirements. I'm a noob (at actually building things, though I understand teh theory :)  ).

Here is the selected hardware:
- Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- "Intel Pentium G630 2.7GHz LGA 1155 65W" with "G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB"
- DVD Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- HDD Not decided yet but:
- 4 x WD Red 2TB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...,
- or 3 x WD Green 3TB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168..., or
- 3 x Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AND I WOULD BE ADDING MORE LATER, probably bring up the total number to 6 and then replace only on failure.
- Not sure if it makes any difference to power requirements, but I'll be buying a RAID controller card too. Probably one of the cheaper HighPoint RocketRAID 27xx.
- Wireless Adapter - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I had a look at the FAQ thread with a very related title, but my prime confusion is related to the power required for the HDDs, which was far from answered by that thread.

Thanks
Kashyap

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a b ) Power supply
December 20, 2012 5:29:20 PM

well im unshur of total watts usage but i doubt ud user more than 450watts with all that,

whats ur budget for a decent powersupply, with that in mind i can suggest a decent one with headroom for later.

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December 21, 2012 1:45:13 AM

Thanks for the info.

Abt budget, this will be only the second time I'm actually buying a case and first one was with PSU. Without any history or knowing what features make a PSU good/bad, it's really difficult. But let me add that the budget for the NAS itself is around 6-800. I'm planning to reduce the number of HDDs from build if I hit the limit, it's RAID (RA of "Inexpensive" D) after all and I'll add more later.
What I can say for sure is I won't be adding any graphics card anytime soon.
If you really push me for a number: Looking at the list on newegg for 401-450W PSUs (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...), I would say perhaps $40-60, viz around median, should be enough.
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December 21, 2012 2:41:06 AM

can u clarify that please, how much in us dollars can u spend on power supply thanks.

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December 21, 2012 2:04:31 PM

iceclock said:
can u clarify that please, how much in us dollars can u spend on power supply thanks.

I would say perhaps $40-60
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a c 243 ) Power supply
December 21, 2012 2:39:28 PM

specs would run fine on a 400 watt psu, I like to have all of the connectors I need and then some
9 SATA connectors
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b ) Power supply
December 21, 2012 3:25:48 PM

that ones good as well but a bit more expensive than the one i recommand and not better imo, both are solid.

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a c 243 ) Power supply
December 21, 2012 4:21:37 PM

iceclock said:
that ones good as well but a bit more expensive than the one i recommand and not better imo, both are solid.

There's a %15 promo code that makes it $5 less than the Rosewill right off the bat, then the $15 rebate
So it's $9 less expensive and definitely better
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a b ) Power supply
December 21, 2012 4:23:00 PM

better i dunno, the rosewill has good power efficiency and has a bit more juice.

highly recommand by a few good review sites.

but yeah the xfx is also good.

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a c 243 ) Power supply
December 21, 2012 4:26:46 PM

iceclock said:
better i dunno, the rosewill has good power efficiency and has a bit more juice.

highly recommand by a few good review sites.

but yeah the xfx is also good.

I do
What good is " a bit more juice " without the connectors to utilize it ?
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a b ) Power supply
December 21, 2012 4:31:20 PM

yeah i guess, anyways both choices are decent, depends if he prefer xfx or rosewill.

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December 27, 2012 12:42:49 AM

Best answer selected by thekashyap.
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December 27, 2012 12:45:00 AM

Thanks guys.. just ordered XFX.. it has better reviews on newegg.. and if all I need is 400W then I guess 550 and 650 both do the job..

thanks iceclock for taking time..
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December 27, 2012 2:10:40 PM

no problem anytime :) 

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