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What PSU should I get?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by DreamSeller, May 9, 2009.

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    x2 5400 @ stock getting a 125w cpu (phenom)
    2 leds + 2 cathodes
    1 hdd sata II + 1DVD-RW sata
    3870 512/256 @ stock
    2gb ram (2 sticks) later add 2 more(4gb)
    and an audio card or some other pci card to come
    question is what amount of watts is needed to hold my baby up!:rolleyes:
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    Corsair 450W would work. If wanting some headroom 550-650W or have crossfire on the brain. What's your budget?

    I know there is a pretty decent modular TOPower PSU on Newegg currently that would fit the bill quite well for $50.
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    Agree with JR

    Or if you are on a really tight budget, get a CX400W from corsair.
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    Exactly, and the Corsair has the same 12V ouput as the Topower.

    Topower = 360W on 12v = 30A
    Corsair 12v @ 30A

    Add up all the combined wattages on the Corsair and you get 500W anyway :rockout:
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    No offense to you n-ster;
    1. Wouldn't trust the Apevia.
    2. The Corsair linked previously is a stronger psu for a little bit cheaper.
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    That's why its only other choices and I didn't insist really on it...

    The 2 last choices is if he was really tight on budget... as for the EW, I wouldn't say it is weaker than a 400W Corsair at all! I would even say it it similar or better than the 450W Corsair!

    but for 50$ - 10 MIR + 9.75 ship - 10$ promo code, the corsair is a good deal :)

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