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... m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed help with choosing psu and case Forum SolvedNeed help choosing a PSU and Case Forum SolvedNeed help with choosing the PSU for my build Forum SolvedNeed help choosing motherboard, PSU & Cooling Forum Solved(Need Help Fast) Choosing the Right PSU Forum SolvedI need help choosing a PSU Forum SolvedNeed help on choosing a new PSU Forum SolvedNeed help choosing PSU Forum Solvedneed help in choosing the right psu Forum Solvedneed help in choosing the right psu Forum SolvedBuilding a new rig, need help making sure everything is fine and choosing the correct PSU Forum SolvedNeed help choosing PSU Forum SolvedNeed some help choosing replacment PSU Forum SolvedNew build - Need help choosing PSU and is Crossfire worth it? Forum SolvedNeed help choosing a good PSU Forum SolvedNeed help choosing a PSU Forum SolvedNeed help choosing PSU for new OC'd/Gaming build Forum Need help choosing psu My config CPU -Fx 4300 Motherboard-digilite DL-960gm-gs3 Ram-1333mhz 4gb ram Optical drive-dvd Ha Forum SolvedHow is my $1000 build?, Need help choosing a PSU. Forum Solvedneed help choosing psu/cpu cooler! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !