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A nice, smaller-wattage PSU for a light build like this would be Seasonic's G-360...
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

If I were building a rig for my dad, then I wouldn't spend any more money on the PSU than I absolutely had to. This is especially considering that there won't be a video card. I apologize and I know how crazy I can get with making sure people end up with the best PSU for their money, but those people are building overclocking rigs with expensive hardware including a video card or 3 and the rig will be doing lots of gaming. So, it's a very different story.

If the price is right, then the 430W SeaSonic S12II would definitely be a better choice than the CX430. However, there are many happy CX430 owners. I'm not saying that it's a good PSU and that it's one I would recommend, but for $24.99 after the mail-in rebate, I would definitely buy it for my dad's rig (if I were building him one).
The Antex 380w Green would be a viable PSU as well. Tho its only $2-3 cheaper than the larger 430w Seasonic.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033
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This is what I would go with. I strongly urge those who are buying Corsairs low end budget model PSU's to do so with caution, I've watched a lot of them go dead within 2 months of purchase.


Subtotal: $540.93
Coupon codes: - $3 (ASUS Burner - EMCXPXP24)
Shipping: $5.99

Total: $543.92

That's of course using the USA site, you could dig up and see what the build comes to on the .ca domain. You can mess with this build a bit and maybe cut spending in some area's, I only whipped it together as food for thought. I also recommend the HAF 912 over most cases in its same general price area, the reason why is quality. Most cases in that price range are flimsy and bend easily, not to mention are not that attractive to look at. You could always go for a cheaper motherboard, and save $20+ there as well. I personally think the quality, and color scheme for this build will be and look great. As others have stated if you have no intentions on overclocking I would stick with the stock cooler, it shouldn't be that noisy when you set it to the "Quite" profile in the bios settings. Trinity doesn't run that hot in comparison to Richland.
Assembled on .ca domain = $568.44 (free ground shipping on all parts)
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Thanks for all the help guys! I'll let you know how the build goes in this thread. thumb.gif
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So how did the build go
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My apologies, I fell off the train.


It went awesome! He loves it! When I get home in 10 hrs I will post the build!
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Here's the build. It went perfect!

This is the build we went with...

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Gar9/saved/1GOD


CPU AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core $129.75
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus $26.46
Motherboard ASRock FM2A55M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 $52.50
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 $80.33
Storage Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" SSD $169.99
Case Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower $49.99
Power Supply XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V $57.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $97.99

Total: $665.00

Yeah, not much to say. Everything went very well. Updated the BIOS with no problems. Very quiet, very fast for the small amount of stuff he does with it thumb.gif
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