I'm getting some new components:
Cpu: Amd Fx 6300
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0
Video: Asus HD 7770 Ghz Edition
Ram: Corsair 8gb or 2x4gb ram.
I'm also running an old seagate sata 2 hdd, an lg dvd-writer and a tv tunner.
I want to also upgrade my current psu because it's like 6 years old and I don't want to risk anything. My current one is 500W but I remember it was really cheap, came with the case and I've read that psus lose wattage over time.
I know next to nothing about psus.
What would be a good psu for this configuration?
Price is an important factor.
I had a test done on http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp and with 100% load on all components the recommended wattage was 429W (minimum wattage 379W).
Would something in the price range of $40 suffice?
Any suggestions are welcomed.
Also what could happen if the psu isn't good enough to handle the system?