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post #1 of 10
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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
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post #2 of 10
if it's being left alone for 3years i personally wouldnt use it because if its became dusty moist e.c.t it could become unreliable pus for a i7 would get a 500w psu a nice corsiar one would do the job nicely and not break the bank at the same time
post #3 of 10
Without a graphics card, I'd say you could probably do it, but I'd be careful about overclocking (ie don't do it.) I would upgrade to a quality 650w or 750w so that you have more headroom- this looks like a high end build, and the power supply is the #1 thing that you absolutely cannot skimp on.
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post #4 of 10
No, don't do it.

Something like a corsair CX450 would be enough, but 3 years old i'm not sure. Why no GPU?

Comps
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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 thumb.gif

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

Best

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088
Edited by lone1dog - 12/19/10 at 6:32am
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post #6 of 10
I have an antec 420w from four years ago that i use on my back up rig with a gts 450.
So i think you'll be fine
post #7 of 10
Item 1: Toss that ancient dynex hunk of junk
Item 2: Get a new PSU, any Antec earthwatts or Basiq unit (or Corsair CX/VX) will run what you say you want to run.
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post #8 of 10
Lone1dog, please don't make recommendations in this section without more research. The Apex power supply is the type of PSU that we refer to when we say "cheap chinese knock-off crap". I would not use it in any system, period.

And there are far better deals then the TX650.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129;11702555 
Lone1dog, please don't make recommendations in this section without more research. The Apex power supply is the type of PSU that we refer to when we say "cheap chinese knock-off crap". I would not use it in any system, period.

And there are far better deals then the TX650.

Well I have to agree, I said it was cheap. Better than what he has. Didnt recommend. And I dont know about the best deals per say. And I bow sir to the PSU guru, of which I certainly am not!

You will forgive me for an ignorant post.wink.gif
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post #10 of 10
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=169

http://extreme.outervision.com/articles/psu/corsair/tx650/corsair_tx_650_7.jsp

Thats why I bought my Seasonic, and thats why I say Corsair. The Apex is cheap but that a better one for them. I regret even mentioning an Apex ,There are so many good PSUs out there. But only a few are great. Thats just my opinion. Didnt mean to give bad information.

With an I7 build ,you need a vid card, but if you cant afford one, get your PSU right for upgrading when you can, again that IMO. I am not an expert and regret the apex elcheapo I mentioned
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