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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Ive recently joined this forum as im building a new computer for the first time to replace our household pc which is old and near its death. Its not a gaming machine at all, but i watch a lot of movies through it and stream from bbci player etc.

The old computers very old, at least 6-7 years

The new computer will be running

Asrock M3A UCC motherboard
AMD Phenom II x4 975 3.6
4gb Corsair DDR3 1333mhz ( 2 X 2GB )
WD Green SATA 1TB HDD 64 mb
ATI RADEON HD 5450 2GB DDR3 PCI EXPRESS GRAPHICS CARD

I will be putting windows XP on it for now just to get it running, was putting windows 7 ultimate on it but got sold a fake one from ebay ( gave me my money back ). Still to read up on windows 7 as somep people say i wont be all that impressed.

But at the momeonet im kinda wondering what wattage psu im going to need to run it all. Im kinda on a budget, budget meaning cheap end of the decent-ish stuff, ie why the things ive bought already above.

Can anyone recommend a psu for me please?

Im in the UK for pricing purposes. I had budgeted about £30 for one from ebay but not sure if this is a wise idea?

Thanks
post #2 of 6
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/430w-...v-rail-atx-psu will do the job just fine. Also look for the Corsair CX430 V2, should be around the same price and is a little bitter.
post #3 of 6
The Corsair CX430W would be the best builder non gaming computer unit to provide power and quality at a low cost.
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Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Chrome Compression Fittings EK RES X3 150 Primochill PremoFlex Advanced LRT Clear 1/2 ID EK-FC (R9 290X) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK D5 Vario Top-X  Phobya G-Changer V2 360mm Phobya G-Changer V2 420mm Win 10 x64 Pro 
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post #4 of 6
Or go for an Antec Basiq 430.

But NEVER get the generics
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
thanks guys. sounds good to me. I did read something about getting something bigger, so mine wouldnt run at full ( or just high ) capacity. I did one of those wattage caluclators online and with the stuff ive bought it said about 406 watts??

does this mean the 430 will be pretty much running at full for it?
post #6 of 6
Yes, never get Generic. The most generic i would ever go with is Jeantech.
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Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Chrome Compression Fittings EK RES X3 150 Primochill PremoFlex Advanced LRT Clear 1/2 ID EK-FC (R9 290X) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK D5 Vario Top-X  Phobya G-Changer V2 360mm Phobya G-Changer V2 420mm Win 10 x64 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XR3501 35" Curved Corsair Vengeance K90 Seasonic X-1250 Gold (v2) Corsair 900D 
MouseAudio
Logitech G400s Senn HD 598 
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Intel 3930K 4.5GHz HT GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 AMD R9-290X GEil Evo Potenza DDR3 2400MHz CL10 (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Chrome Compression Fittings EK RES X3 150 Primochill PremoFlex Advanced LRT Clear 1/2 ID EK-FC (R9 290X) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK D5 Vario Top-X  Phobya G-Changer V2 360mm Phobya G-Changer V2 420mm Win 10 x64 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XR3501 35" Curved Corsair Vengeance K90 Seasonic X-1250 Gold (v2) Corsair 900D 
MouseAudio
Logitech G400s Senn HD 598 
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