Need Help choosing a PSU Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: January 6, 2013 9:57 PM in Systems Share garther 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. Parts 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. More about : choosing psu geofelt 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 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and a socket 1155 motherboard like this for $45: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Lest you think a G630 is a downgrade, it compares well to the X4 980. Read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a... garther 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumNeed help choosing a psu ForumNeed help choosing a cheap PSU and a cheap case ForumNeed help choosing a PSU for Gaming. ForumNeed help choosing Case and PSU ForumPlease help noob needs help choosing PSU ! ForumNEED HELP IN CHOOSING PSU ForumNeed help choosing a PSU ForumNeed help choosing PSU ! ForumNeed help choosing PSU /Mobo! ForumNeed help choosing my PSU ForumNeed Help Choosing PSU + Check my build ForumNeed help choosing GPU & PSU & case for my new build ForumNeed help choosing a PSU ForumNEED HELP WITH CHOOSING PSU FOR HD5750 ForumNeed help on choosing a GPU + PSU ! ForumIs this gaming PC okay? ForumI need help choosing a Mobo and PSU (First Time Builder) ForumI need help choosing a PSU and Graphics Card! ForumI need help choosing a PSU for my new build ForumNeed help choosing motherboard and PSU More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !