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Hey there,

i need help with a power supply. I have been reading about them but it dosent quite make sense. I am willing to spend around $120 for this. My rig is in my sig.
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Corsair 650w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

This PSU is more powerful than your current system requires, but it will allow for future upgrades.

Corsair is not by any means the only PSU manufacturer to consider, but the one I linked is definitely a good place to start looking.

Your system could easily get away with a 500w PSU if you don't think you'll be upgrading GPUs and/or adding a second GPU.
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Silverstone make awesome PSU's.

have a look at what they have to offer.
    
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It depends on buying an adequate psu for your current sig or a psu for next upgrade. Based on your have, a solid psu that can do 40a on 12v such as Corsair 550vx should be fine. Otherwise, you need to look for a 'bigger' psu. With that says, if you can get psu from newegg, the new Antec TP-650 is on sale.
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Use the power supply finder to get an idea of what power you need: http://www.corsair.com/learn_n_explore/

A good power supply should last you many years so rather go bigger and not be replacing it the next time you upgrade.
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Originally Posted by VeryChilled View Post
Use the power supply finder to get an idea of what power you need: http://www.corsair.com/learn_n_explore/

A good power supply should last you many years so rather go bigger and not be replacing it the next time you upgrade.
Corsair's calculator is ridiculously bad. It's like they have a vested interest in totally exaggerating your needs so you'll spend more money.
Oh wait.

OP: I don't know what upgrades you may or may not have in mind but your computer would run perfectly fine on this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371029
But if you do have any upgrades in mind, let's hear them so you can get an adequate recommendation.
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