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What kind of psu should I get?

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August 10, 2012 8:39:14 AM

I dont really know much about what makes a great psu. So I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me choose one for my build.

This is what I currently have right now:

CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.60 GHz Quad-Core AM3
Processor cooling system: Asetek 510 Liquid Cooling system with 120 mm fan

HDD: 500GB SATA-II, 3.0 G/s, 16 MB Cache, 7200RPM

RAM: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Kingston HyperX)

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 AMD970 Chipset


Case: NZXT M59 Gaming Mid-Tower Case
Has one case fan. Sad thing is I was really lazy when buying the case and didn't check for that... :( 

Also has a DVD+-R/+-RW +CD-R/RW Drive and few LED lights.

I would like to have a durable power supply that would get the job done. I'm probably gonna stick with this build for 2-3 years...That is if nothing totally AWESOME is on sale on Black Friday. :D 

Thanks and I look forward to your replies :) 

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a b B Homebuilt system
August 10, 2012 1:37:02 PM

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a b B Homebuilt system
August 10, 2012 1:49:08 PM

For a psu go with trusted makers such as corsair, antec, seasonic, xfx. You can also go with efficiencies (ability to maintain it's rated power) of 80, 80bronze, 80silver, 80 gold. There are modular PSUs which make cable management easier. Finally, you want to look at the amperage on the 12V rail(s). I prefer a psu to have a single high amperage rail with a decent efficiency and modular. Therefore, I usually go for a corsair. Modular is far more expensive though.

Corsair 600W $70 20MIR

Seasonic 520W $70

Seasonic 560W Modular $125 (like I said modular is expensive)

xfx 550W $75 10MIR
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August 10, 2012 8:03:49 PM

Best answer selected by Blitzkrieg808.
August 10, 2012 8:03:59 PM

Thanks for the info! I will be going with CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W