Originally Posted by mackyboy026
hi there, thanks btw.
the way you say pre-built, do you mean "bundled computer", if so, then no its not bundled computer, parts will be bought individually but the store will be the one who will assemble it for me, ofcourse in front of me. oh and btw i'm planning to buy either 600W cougar or 600W FSP, or if you could suggest a better PSU then i might consider if the price difference is not significant.
The model of the PSU is far more important than the brand and it can even be more important than the wattage. Since you're buying these parts from a local store and having them assemble it, the only thing I can do is recommend using this list:
It's incomplete, but it's still quite excellent! The reason I'm not making specific recommendations is I don't know which PSUs this store sells and which ones it doesn't. So, I don't want to send you on any wild goose chases.
However, I can still recommend a wattage. The proposed Intel build will never consume more than about 250W under full load at stock. If you overclock the CPU to 4.5 GHz, then it might consume as much as 275W to 300W. So, a good quality-made 360W or 380W PSU would be more than enough for this. The proposed AMD build will have a higher power consumption at around approximately 325W under full load at stock. If the CPU is overclocked, then you might see 350-375W under full load. So a good quality-made 400-450W PSU would be a enough.
Not to get off track too much, but there are dozens of people here who can help you assemble this yourself. That way, you will be the doing it which will guarantee that it's done right the first time with the love and attention that you are probably hoping that this store puts into it. Well, I doubt that they will put much love and attention into building your computer because they have to do it as fast as possible whereas you can take your time thereby guaranteeing that you get it done perfectly.
Edited by TwoCables - 7/14/13 at 10:25pm