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I wanted to make a cheap build for my little brother, and i found a gtx 275 at 50$.
I was thinking of putting in a seasonic 350w bronze. It's one of the best rated psus at around 40$.
So is it going to be enough or should i strive for one with higher wattage? I still want to stay under 50-55$.
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post #2 of 16
Uhh... What else is in there? if a SB-E with a Hexacore... probably not... let us know. Thanks!

After reading some stuff... I'd say you need at least a 500W? I'm not too sure though...
Edited by AchuSaysBlessYou - 3/26/12 at 9:23pm
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Going to get an i3 inside.
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TOOL

Oh i thought u were calling me or the OP a tool... til i clicked on it biggrin.gif
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Oh i thought u were calling me or the OP a tool... til i clicked on it biggrin.gif

Haha! Yeah I wondered if you would think that. No worries. cheers.gif
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Seems like it's not enough, though the reviews i looked at for the 275 seems to point to a 396 watts max wattage for the build, including an i7 overclocked to 3.6 ghz....
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Haha! Yeah I wondered if you would think that. No worries. cheers.gif

Haha it's fine, OT, but jolly rogers really makes me think of jolly ranchers... now i want some...
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Seems like it's not enough, though the reviews i looked at for the 275 seems to point to a 396 watts max wattage for the build, including an i7 overclocked to 3.6 ghz....

are you located in the US? probably since you're talking about USD. Well, check out slickdeals.net if you are looking for good deals

The corsair builder series of PSUs the 430W is always at $17 AR (after rebate) at least once a month

here check this link out, I just searched for PSU on slickdeals:

http://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php?forumchoice[]=9&q=PSU&showposts=0&archive=0&firstonly=1
Edited by AchuSaysBlessYou - 3/26/12 at 9:34pm
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Just as an FYI, the online power supply calculators are not accurate. Personally a good quality 500 what should be enough for that, although I would personally go with a good 650w for some wiggle room for upgrades in the future.

 
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I actually thought you called me that too at first lol
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