Closed What PSU Should I Use? Tags: Homebuilt Systems Last response: September 14, 2012 9:24 PM in Systems Share fleshy bits September 3, 2012 7:46:46 PM Hello system gurus of Tom's Hardware! I need help, and you guys have got me this far so I hope you can shove me past this brainfart. I need to know how big a power supply I actually need for this: Motherboard: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE Video: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB x2 Fans: 6x120mm OC: Probably not All I need is to pick a PSU and I can finally breath life into my rig, but I don't know how big (or small) to go. Can I bring this stuff online for $400 or less? More about : psu fleshy bits September 3, 2012 8:08:31 PM I've been looking at an Antec HCP 1200, but is that too much? jojobonzi September 3, 2012 10:53:38 PM first reference this http://www.service.asus.com/#!psu-calculator/c1ig3 second, check compatibility for current components. third, futureproof by taking into account any perceived expansions (such as blu ray, hard drives, video cards) and reference the psu calculator again. Last, choose a product that meets your needs and falls within your budget Related resources What psu should I use - Forum What psu should i use with the Sabertooth x58 & i7 965 - Forum Help! What PSU should I use for my Nvidia Geforce Gtx 550 Ti 1Gb? - Forum What PSU should I use for my build? - Forum What size PSU should I use for this build? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer fleshy bits September 14, 2012 2:32:10 PM I appreciate the response, but I was more looking for personal recommendations. I apologize, I didn't say that very clearly in the first post, lol. My bad. Kinda wanting a consumer opinion about who makes a better psu of a particular wattage, who to stay away from, that kind of thing. It's all good though, I got a Cooler Master 1050 Silent Pro Hybrid. A little more than I need but oh well. If I should return it for fear of it eating my children though I would certainly love a heads up on that, lol. idroid a b B Homebuilt system September 14, 2012 2:39:21 PM Wait... did you already bought all that? FYI, you barely need 550w to power that build. fleshy bits September 14, 2012 2:51:42 PM Merhp... What about when I throw in a second gpu? idroid a b B Homebuilt system September 14, 2012 3:12:40 PM fleshy bits said:Merhp... What about when I throw in a second gpu? wait a sec.... did you buy all that already?? fleshy bits September 14, 2012 3:20:52 PM Yes. Except the fans. idroid a b B Homebuilt system September 14, 2012 4:42:00 PM fleshy bits said:Yes. Except the fans. Return that CPU and motherboard if you can... they suck. fleshy bits September 14, 2012 4:47:01 PM Not the question of the post. fleshy bits September 14, 2012 4:48:07 PM Well I guess this one's done. Mousemonkey September 14, 2012 9:24:46 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhat is the minimum psu I should use for this build? ForumWhat PSU should i use ? ForumWhat PSU should i use . ForumWhat PSU should I use ForumWhat psu should i use ?? ForumWhat PSU should i use for... ForumWhat size PSU should I use ? ForumWhat kind of psu i should use for my pc ForumWhat psu should i use for my 9800gt? ForumIs this gaming PC okay? ForumWill this PSU be enough? ForumCheaping out on the PSU ForumNeed advice on what prebuilt PC company is the best ForumJust what does this MEAN? ForumWhich GPU, PSU, and Case??? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !