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Newbie builder here. Been carefully figuring out a budget for a budget-y gaming PC for a bit now and have gone back and forth so much I'm about to explode. But right now I need to figure out my PSU.
Originally I was going to get this because I can't really argue with 800w for $60.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817342033

But then I got a bunch of heat for not bowing down to corsair or any of the other trusted brands. Just wanted to see someone's thoughts on if this would be at all reliable or if I should spend a bit more for a better quality supply. Thanks in advance
post #2 of 26
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Originally Posted by Crayonmuffin View Post

Newbie builder here. Been carefully figuring out a budget for a budget-y gaming PC for a bit now and have gone back and forth so much I'm about to explode. But right now I need to figure out my PSU.
Originally I was going to get this because I can't really argue with 800w for $60.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817342033

But then I got a bunch of heat for not bowing down to corsair or any of the other trusted brands. Just wanted to see someone's thoughts on if this would be at all reliable or if I should spend a bit more for a better quality supply. Thanks in advance

You have to state what the components that your using. Here in OCN your gonna get plenty of opinions in not enough, too much, just right, get this brand, stay away from this....Bottom line its gonna come down to what components you are using currently and if you plan on upgrading down the road. For me personally, I always go with the rule of thumb similar to condoms. "Better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it" check this link to help you out. Good Luck.

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
 
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post #3 of 26
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Thanks. Probably should've posted what build I'm going for. This is it(minus the OS).

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JpHV
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And projected upgrades within the next 3 years ?
Gonna stay single ? Dual cards? Advanced cooling ect?
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Thanks. Probably should've posted what build I'm going for. This is it(minus the OS).

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JpHV

Ya, the 800 watt your seeking is plenty for the rig you plan on building. Just keep in mind if you plan of getting another GPU. The Bronze Certified PSU you plan on getting concerns me. Just my 2 cents. Good Luck.
 
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post #6 of 26
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Most likely stay with this for a year or two. Probably just stick with the heatsink that's in that parts list.

Question is more towards if the Topower PSU is a reliable brand over something else for the price. I know they've manufactured for others and are now doing their own brand but I keep getting mixed opinions about it. Some say they're terrible while others say they've never had problems.
post #7 of 26
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The one on that list is actually wrong I just found out. This is the one that's actually on sale http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817342033
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Try and find the cheapest one from the list http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies
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post #9 of 26
It is probably an ok unit, but I would rather trust a know component with a good warranty and good customer service incase anything did go wrong.

Here are a few changes for you that will save you a bit of $$

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($224.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $444.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-13 11:45 EDT-0400)


The 8320/7870 combo alone will save you $75 from your build. Also, the 8320 is basically the same as the 8350, but with a lower clock (which you should easily be able to get back and then some).


Edit: Went ahead a changed a few things for better stuff:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($135.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $910.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-13 12:01 EDT-0400)
Edited by Badwrench - 3/13/13 at 9:02am
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post #10 of 26
Even a 550 watts PSU is good enough for a single card system so unless you are planing on going SLI/Crossfire on this its a waste of money buying a 750 or an 800 watts PSU

Buy a good mid or high end 550 watts PSU if you are going for a single card system
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