PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TCLn
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TCLn/by_merchant/
CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Gemin II S524 77.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($119.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair C70 Gunmetal Black (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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I own a Thermaltake TR2 430W PSU, this one here
I have had it now for 2 years with no problem in an HTPC build.
I will be using it in the new build as there is no huge taxing PSU numbers. My question to you all is, what software is out there to keep a watch on my PSU and its performance, and how do I tell if it is starting to go out? Will it make noises, cause blue screens, what? I have a surge protector, but is there anyway to protect my pc components if it fails?