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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=N82E16811147153
- Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157303
- "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=N82E16827135204
- HDD Not decided yet but:
- 4 x WD Red 2TB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236343,
- or 3 x WD Green 3TB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136874, or
- 3 x Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844
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=N82E16833166054

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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=ENE&N=100007657%20600014019&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Order=RATING&PageSize=100), I would say perhaps $40-60, viz around median, should be enough.
  3. can u clarify that please, how much in us dollars can u spend on power supply thanks.
  4. iceclock said:
    can u clarify that please, how much in us dollars can u spend on power supply thanks.

    I would say perhaps $40-60
  5. alright here what i can hook u up with. 60$ seems more fair for a decent ps:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182200

    630watts and stable and 49$ after mir cheers
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    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=N82E16817207013
  7. that ones good as well but a bit more expensive than the one i recommand and not better imo, both are solid.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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 ?
  11. yeah i guess, anyways both choices are decent, depends if he prefer xfx or rosewill.
  12. Best answer selected by thekashyap.
  13. 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..
  14. no problem anytime :)
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