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I am looking for a PSU that can handle the following hardware without fail:

- Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 (OC @ 2.8GHz)
- Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L
- EVGA 9800 GTX+
- OCZ Platinum XTC PC2-6400 DDR2-800 5-4-4-15 1GB x4
- 500GB 7200RPM SATA2
- Thermaltake Xaser III

Would 400W be enough or should I go with something a bit bigger?
Hoping to be able to find something around the $50 if possible.

Thanks,
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10TB 7500RPM SATA3 64GB Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 (Boot Drive) Lite-On IHAS124-04 DVD RW Windows 10 Ultimate 64-bit 
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post #2 of 9
A solid 300W unit will easily do.
Where are you buying from?
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I would use a 450-500Watt myself.

Should be a few one newegg. ill look.

Antec BP550 Plus 550W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371016
$53 After shiping and mail in rebait.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/22/11 at 4:46pm
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post #4 of 9
I've seen a lot of sales lately with quality 600 and 700 watt power supplies at $50. Specifically, the Corsair Builder series was on sale for $50, so look around. You don't need one that powerful, but you might as well grab the best deal around and it'll be good enough to follow you into your next build. I can power any of my rigs with my HX520 because I've done it
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by revlimiter View Post
I am looking for a PSU that can handle the following hardware without fail:

- Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 (OC @ 2.8GHz)
- Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L
- EVGA 9800 GTX+
- OCZ Platinum XTC PC2-6400 DDR2-800 5-4-4-15 1GB x4
- 500GB 7200RPM SATA2
- Thermaltake Xaser III

Would 400W be enough or should I go with something a bit bigger?
Hoping to be able to find something around the $50 if possible.

Thanks,
32A and a 500W PSU minimum.

(40/520) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371030
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by jlells01 View Post
32A and a 500W PSU minimum.
Nonsense.

@ OP
Antec EarthWatts Green 380/430 fit your budget and will suit your needs easily.
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Unoriginal Sin View Post
A solid 300W unit will easily do.
Where are you buying from?
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Originally Posted by Unoriginal Sin View Post
Nonsense.

@ OP
Antec EarthWatts Green 380/430 fit your budget and will suit your needs easily.
So it was 300W and now its 380/430... It looks like you're just having random guesses.

The card alone pulls 140Watts
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post #8 of 9
A good 375-425W unit will do the job. CX430V2 comes to mind.
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
So it was 300W and now its 380/430... It looks like you're just having random guesses.

The card alone pulls 140Watts
No, it looks like you lack basic reading comprehension.. the fact that he'll be perfectly ok with a solid 300W does not mean that solid 300W units are commonly available, if he was in EU I Would suggest something else, since he's in NA these two are the best low output units available <50$.

As far as the consumption goes.. congratulations on your Google skills.
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