Im trying to start my very first build and have been trying to fit it all into a budget of $600. So far i have everything i need...i think except one thing the PSU, i honestly have no idea what watt i need, what brand, and generally have no clue what a good psu is, thats where i need you're help. I would prefer it to be around $60 but I know the importance(or at least think i do) of having a good quality PSU and would spend more on it if need be.
Using pcpartpicker is a good tool to not only check compatibility but it also lists the amount of power needed for your system. So a good gauge to use in knowing the size needed for your system then buying just a bit more then you need for future gpu upgrades is a good thing to do.
Yeah lol a good rule of thumb for power supplies is to make sure they are certified 80+ meaning that the power supply has been tested to deliver at least 80% of its max almost constantly.
Those are the order of the psu from least expensive to most expensive but they are also in the order of quality. Before buying a psu i would check a review on it to ensure that its a decent quality. Even some top quality psus have been duds. And some psus are not 80+ certified but yet deliver 80+ but were not certified for one reason or another i know at least 1 psu is like that the antec 450 which i myself have and use