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What would you recommend to power my new build?

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January 26, 2013 4:15:24 PM

Hello all I'm new here and etc. Let me get to the point, I'm going to be building me a new computer and I have all the parts picked out.
But I don't really know what PSU Would be enough for this build.

Here is all the parts I have picked out, (And I can only shop at Walmart.com)
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ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS DDR3 Motherboard
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Asus-M5A78L-M-LX-PLUS-DDR3-Mo...
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AMD-Athlon-II-X2-Dual-core-260-3.2GHz-Processor
http://www.walmart.com/ip/AMD-Athlon-II-X2-Dual-core-26...
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2GB sticks Kingston HyperX 2 x 1GB
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Kingston-HyperX-2GB-2-x-1GB-D...
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Western Digtel Blue 320GB Sata Hard drive
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Western-Digital-Scorpio-Blue-...
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BRACKET25SAT 2.5in Hard Drive to 3.5in Drive Bay
http://www.walmart.com/ip/StarTech.com-BRACKET25SAT-2.5...
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Memorex 24X Multi-Format Internal DVD Recorder
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Memorex-24X-Multi-Format-Inte...

NOTE: I already have a video card, Which is a ATI Radeon HD 5450
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And know for the PSU I have two I'm looking at and here they are,

Raidmax 700W ATX12V Power Supply with 135mm Glowing LED Fan
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Raidmax-700W-ATX12V-Power-Sup...
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Cooler Master GX Power Supply, 650W
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Cooler-Master-GX-Power-Supply...

I just don't know which I should go with or if they will have enough power to run my new build.
So I'm hoping to get some thoughts from someone if I can.

Thanks for reading.

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January 26, 2013 4:53:31 PM
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Looking at your options, I would go with an Antech or Corsair.

Something like this should be more than enough for your build:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Antec-450W-Entry-Level-PSU-Bl...
January 26, 2013 5:15:11 PM

Z1NONLY said:
Looking at your options, I would go with an Antech or Corsair.

Something like this should be more than enough for your build:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Antec-450W-Entry-Level-PSU-Bl...

Hmm... Not bad, So a 450 watt PSU Should enough to power all I have. Well at least that's good.

Also in the Future I'm going to upgrade the Video card to a
http://www.walmart.com/ip/EVGA-GeForce-GT-520-Graphics-...

You think that PSU will be able to handle that card just fine, And Note: I'm not running a dual Video card setup.
I'm thinking I'll be fine. since I've heard you need at least a 300 watt for that card to run normally.
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January 26, 2013 5:45:54 PM

I've personally used a 500W with a dual core setup, 4gb & geforce 8800gts and had my PC torn apart...I would get a stronger PSU, at least 600W.
January 26, 2013 6:40:25 PM

ko888 said:
Your system configuration is going to be drawing less than 150 Watts total. I would estimate 142 Watts.

Even this SeaSonic SS-300ET Bronze 300W for $39.99 is more than enough to power your build:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hm... Just as I thought. I didn't think my system would even pull 150 watts But I wanted to be sure. Thanks.

khubani said:
I've personally used a 500W with a dual core setup, 4gb & geforce 8800gts and had my PC torn apart...I would get a stronger PSU, at least 600W.

Well, It could'v been the 8800GTS that has over loaded your system. I had one of those cards and it drawed a ton of power :p 
And about 3 weeks of using it died, probably from under loading it... probably didn't help that I got it from a friend that got a upgrade in terms Used.
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January 26, 2013 6:44:22 PM

Ventus said:
Hmm... Not bad, So a 450 watt PSU Should enough to power all I have. Well at least that's good.

Also in the Future I'm going to upgrade the Video card to a
http://www.walmart.com/ip/EVGA-GeForce-GT-520-Graphics-...

You think that PSU will be able to handle that card just fine, And Note: I'm not running a dual Video card setup.
I'm thinking I'll be fine. since I've heard you need at least a 300 watt for that card to run normally.



I don't know how you would run two of those cards together, (it isn't SLI ready?) but if you could, they pull so little power that they are able to get what they need from the slot on the motherboard.

You should still be fine.
January 26, 2013 6:55:43 PM

Z1NONLY said:
I don't know how you would run two of those cards together, (it isn't SLI ready?) but if you could, they pull so little power that they are able to get what they need from the slot on the motherboard.

You should still be fine.

Oh, Didn't see that it was not SLI Ready, I guess Forget what I said about that. xD
So I'm just going to with the Antec one, It sounds like it has all I need in a PSU.
What caught my eye on the PSU you linked is that it actully has two 12 V Rails. Which I guess is pretty good. and looking around It has some pretty decent reviews. I'm happy with it.
January 26, 2013 6:57:50 PM

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