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Im slowly building a mITX lan PC, and all I have left to get is the case/PSU.

mobo is gigabyte mITX LGA1156, ram is Mushkin Ridgeback 1600MHz, even though I dont think that matters too much.

I know exactly which one I want, but I do not know if the computer will need more than a 300w PSU?

These are the case/PSU combo im currently looking at...

SILVERSTONE Sugo SG05-B w/ SFX 300W

or

SILVERSTONE Sugo SG05-B w/ SFX 450W

the only difference being the PSU, 300 or 450w. The computer will be an i3 540 + GTX260, neither of which will be overclocked whatsoever, nor pushed to any extreme limits, never will fold, and never play any games that will ever push it to its limit by any means, nor will I ever upgrade it.
There will be no optical drive after I install OS (might not even use one then) and HDD will be a 7200RPM WD black or blue.

I know the 450w one is only "slightly" more, but I am trying to save anywhere I can on this build.



so the simple question is, will the 300w be enough to handle the system, or would be a much smarter idea to get the 450w?

Edited by Fooxz - 5/31/11 at 7:40am
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256063

There is the PSU that they include. (450w)
Class-leading single +12V rail with 36A
Should be able to handle the 260 just fine.

Not to mention the one with the 450w has a black interior and the other doesn't.
I'd go for the 450w.

EDIT:

This is the PSU included with the 300w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104075
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Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256063

There is the PSU that they include. (450w)
Class-leading single +12V rail with 36A
Should be able to handle the 260 just fine.
I know the 450 will be able to handle the system, im curious if I would be able to step down to the 300w and still be safe. I WANT the 450w one, but i also WANT to save as much money as I can on this build. (I don't "need" this computer, but I had a bunch of spare parts that is allowing me to build it for fairly cheap, and I want to keep it that way if I can.)

I know its only $20 difference, but that's still money in my pocket.

EDIT: Thanks for the quick help too btw, appreciate it
Edited by Fooxz - 5/31/11 at 7:47am
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Personally, I would not put a 260 on just 300 watts, I think the $ is worth the piece of mind knowing it can handle it, just in case.
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I know the 450 will be able to handle the system, im curious if I would be able to step down to the 300w and still be safe. I WANT the 450w one, but i also WANT to save as much money as I can on this build. (I don't "need" this computer, but I had a bunch of spare parts that is allowing me to build it for fairly cheap, and I want to keep it that way if I can.)

I know its only $20 difference, but that's still money in my pocket.
20$ for a probably better quality PSU and a black interior?
Heck. I'd do it. I personally have never heard of the 300W PSU manufacture.
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20$ for a probably better quality PSU and a black interior?
Heck. I'd do it. I personally have never heard of the 300W PSU manufacture.
I have heard that FSP makes a lot of the PSUs that are rebranded and sold by other "quality" companies, I dont know exactly which ones, and im not going to make a guess, but thats what I've read, I believe from phaedrus.
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I have heard that FSP makes a lot of the PSUs that are rebranded and sold by other "quality" companies, I dont know exactly which ones, and im not going to make a guess, but thats what I've read, I believe from phaedrus.
Yeah. The Silverstone might be a rebranded FSP.
They look VERY similar. But I'll let the PSU guru help.
I couldn't find any information about their SFX PSU's online reviews etc.
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i have that gigabyte H55N-USB3 mobo with an OC i5 and a GTX460 WITH WATERCOOLING and my max power draw period is about 400W.
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I bet Phaedrus will come in here and say that that system actually runs at 100 watts or something.
    
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I bet Phaedrus will come in here and say that that system actually runs at 100 watts or something.
kinda what im hoping

I know my sigrig while maxed out folding/extreme gaming pulls 300w at the socket, and thats with a 470 & i3 heavily overclocked. (tested with a killawatt)
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