Originally Posted by Jakegday;11701282
hello all! first post here.. in a month or 2 i will be building up my computer, and was wondering if my power supply is going to be adequate.... it is a Dynex 400 watt i bought at best buy 3ish years ago. i only plan on 1 hard drive, 1 disc drive, and no graphics card. also, i dont plan to overclock, so ill be sticking with the factory fan/heatsink.
ill be using a GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R motherboard with an Intel Core i7-950 processor, and im still undecided on the memory, but right now im looking at 8gb of G Skill Ripjaw series 1600mhz ram (2x4gb)
if you have any other advice or input, feel free to add it. all suggestions welcome
Nice system to build. But you need to build from the PSU first. In other words it is the single most important component of your system. If it fails or is flawed, it could kill your whole system. That = $
So you should calculate what you are going to run 1-2-3-4 vid cards ? HDDs ect.
for example : that system -1 gtx 470 ,2 -HDDs Raid 1- DVD burner, 3 case fans. 550 to 650watt prefered.
Not all PSUs are the same. And one can debate the quality of brands and models.
But Seasonic is the best. Corsair gets their stuff from Seasonic in most cases.
Either are very good PSUs. I personally recommend my sig PSU the 650 gold.
if you are going to run 2 vid cards the same in the 750min to 850 recommended. Or if you desire the Corsair models. IMO
Just saw your doing onboard video a 450 is plenty .Sorry ,but get another PSU.
If you just have to go cheap :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-154-026&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo
If you want a good one you can upgrade to a 1 nice video card.And sleep good at night.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
Besthttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088Edited by lone1dog - 12/19/10 at 6:32am