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Oh, yeah. If you're gonna use a GTX460, get 400W+. Maybe a 380W if you're either not overclocking or running a low power CPU. But, if you're using a good discrete GPU like a 460 or higher, buying into Llano is a mistake. The point of Llano is either, no discrete GPU or Hybrid crossfire with like a 6550D which is very low power. Llano's APU is basically the cheapest gaming solution right now simply because you don't need a discrete card.
Running in crossfire with a 6550D will boost performance but a stronger dedicated gpu will be required to run most modern games on high which will draw more power. Also many games out there do not take advantage of sli or crossfire like people think. Some games you only see a 10% increase others 45% like expected.

I never had a problem with the a Llano suggestion. My point is unless your playing something ancient like counter strike you'll need better. And better is cheap but will require a better psu which is still cheap so I don't even get why there is a argument other then the sake to argue.

Besides half of what newegg offers for 300w is oem junk. The other half is so cheap if your cutting it that close I'd suggest that person save their money.
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The one thing I have to partially disagree with is the going from 4GB to 8GB thing. While it doesn't provide any extra gaming performance, if you need to Alt+Tab out of the game it makes the transition more smooth and you'll be able to do more. Not to mention that 4GB is for a gaming ONLY rig and you can only do ONE thing at a time with 4GB of ram generally.

I can be doing this on OCN, Have World of Tanks running in the background and be swapping between that and a game of Minecraft and Terraria as well without so much as a hiccup and I can do that with 6GB and a first generation mobile i5.
     
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256GB SanDisk M.2 SSD 1TB HGST 7.2k HDD Custom Cooling by Dell Solutions Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
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15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Screen Dell 130w PSU Logitech G602 Wireless 
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