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So I'm building a PC for my brother, here are the specs:

Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q8300 @ 2.50 Ghz

4Gb of Generic RAM @ 800 Mhz IIRC

ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 IIRC

EVGA GeForce GTX 650 2GB Superclocked

How many watts do you guys think this needs? I was thinking between 500 - 550, can someone give me some insight redface.gif?
    
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Give yourself a little overhead, less strain on the PSU and would handle some new components:
CORSAIR HX series HX650 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012
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Originally Posted by Breck View Post

So I'm building a PC for my brother, here are the specs:

Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q8300 @ 2.50 Ghz

4Gb of Generic RAM @ 800 Mhz IIRC

ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 IIRC

EVGA GeForce GTX 650 2GB Superclocked

How many watts do you guys think this needs? I was thinking between 500 - 550, can someone give me some insight redface.gif?
I run a 3.6 Ghz Q9650 and a GTX260 on a 400 watt Antec
With a good quality 500-550 watt unit you could sli the GTX650, if it allowed it
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Give yourself a little overhead, less strain on the PSU and would handle some new components:
CORSAIR HX series HX650 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012

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Originally Posted by contrvlr View Post

I run a 3.6 Ghz Q9650 and a GTX260 on a 400 watt Antec
With a good quality 500-550 watt unit you could sli the GTX650, if it allowed it

Hm 650W seems nice but, I would like to keep the budget of the PSU around a max of 80 dollars, do you have any recommended ones around that price point?

Edit: Oh I should also mention that my brother will probably upgrade this PC in the future to probably a newer AMD CPU with some DDR3 ram and etc. So yeah a 600W - 650W would probably be a smart choice to leave some room.
Edited by Breck - 2/21/13 at 1:47pm
    
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Hm 650W seems nice but, I would like to keep the budget of the PSU around a max of 80 dollars, do you have any recommended ones around that price point?

Edit: Oh I should also mention that my brother will probably upgrade this PC in the future to probably a newer AMD CPU with some DDR3 ram and etc. So yeah a 600W - 650W would probably be a smart choice to leave some room.

http://pcpartpicker.com/mr/amazon/rosewill-power-supply-hive650
Rosewills are made by the same people that make Seasonic, Superflower. Good stuff for the price point. Not to mention, this one is modular.

As far as CPUs go, I love the FX-6300's performance.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6300wmhkbox

That should give you almost $300 to play with for the motherboard and ram, which is more than enough. You could squeeze a decent small SSD in there even. Or, if he planned on the CPU later on, of course you can go SLI now.
Edited by Purger - 2/21/13 at 1:58pm
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http://pcpartpicker.com/mr/amazon/rosewill-power-supply-hive650
Rosewills are made by the same people that make Seasonic, Superflower. Good stuff for the price point. Not to mention, this one is modular.

As far as CPUs go, I love the FX-6300's performance.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6300wmhkbox

That should give you almost $300 to play with for the motherboard and ram, which is more than enough. You could squeeze a decent small SSD in there even. Or, if he planned on the CPU later on, of course you can go SLI now.

Not doing any upgrades for probably a little while, just need a PSU and harddrive. Also yes that CPU you linked is the one I was thinking he should get when he upgrades it.
    
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Not doing any upgrades for probably a little while, just need a PSU and harddrive. Also yes that CPU you linked is the one I was thinking he should get when he upgrades it.

Sorry, I misread the OP. I saw 500-550, and was thinking $. My bad!

Still, my suggestion of the Rosewill Hive 650W stands, unless you were looking particularly for a 80-Plus Gold.
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Sorry, I misread the OP. I saw 500-550, and was thinking $. My bad!

Still, my suggestion of the Rosewill Hive 650W stands, unless you were looking particularly for a 80-Plus Gold.

Hmm problem is, I can't find that PSU on tigerdirect or microcenter's website, I want to pick the parts up so I can get them immediately.
    
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Somebody please tell me I just stepped into an alternate dimension or something...


With a system like that, he might never pull more than 200W from the power supply. Taking into account upgrades and getting some decent quality, there's the XFX Core 450W (gimped cables edition) for a shade under $60:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1438595&CatId=1078

If you're spending $80 after rebate like on that Corsair TX V2 650W above (which is a very solid power supply), XFX Core 650W uses the same Seasonic internals as the Corsair TX V2, but it has a quieter fan / control and 4 PCIe connectors for SLI / Crossfire setups natively, so slightly preferred while being the same price:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=125450&CatId=1483

Actually, Tigerdirect's selection and prices suck.
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