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January 6, 2013 8:40:14 PM

Hey I'm building a budget gaming rig and need help deciding which PSU to get for the build.


Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition ($90 - NCIX)

Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78 - Newegg)

A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36 - Newegg)

XFX Radeon Hd 7770 ($110 - Newegg)

Xion XON-180 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24 - Newegg)

*Have OS, HDD, and optical drive already.

My Question is will a Corsair 430W cover the needed wattage or should I should I go with a 500W from Corsair. Keep in mind I'm trying to keep the cost low as possible.

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January 6, 2013 9:52:13 PM

You should be good. I have recently seen a good buy on the CX430 at newegg($25?)
The Corsair is a decent budget psu.
Do stick to a major quality brand like corsair, seasonic, xfx, antec, or PC P&C.

Since you are on a budget, I might suggest a Intel G630 cpu @$65
and a socket 1155 motherboard like this for $45:

Lest you think a G630 is a downgrade, it compares well to the X4 980. Read this:
January 6, 2013 9:57:24 PM

Im gonna stick with the Phenom. Ya i saw the Corsair 430W on newegg for $25 thats what i have on my pcpartpicker list, total build cost is $364 after rebates.