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I'm looking to build a AMD APU rig using the following parts and would like to know what would be the smallest wattage PSU I could use?

APU can be set to 45w or 65w.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/a10-7850k-a8-7600-kaveri,3725.html

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157464

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202052

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178452

2 sticks of Samsung wonder ram

no optical drive, will use a USB drive when needed.

this case comes with a 250w PSU. Think that would be enough?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rosewill-RS-MI-01-BK-MiniITX-Tower-Desktop-Computer-Case-with-250W-Power-Supply-/181110556090?pt=US_Computer_Cases&hash=item2a2b07c5ba

thanks for your time

Mark
 

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To op,

Hmmm....a 250w (quality) unit would certainly be more than enough for your setup, but from the images in the link the PSU seems to have no APFC (the red switch for 120/240V) which is kind of discerning in this day and age.

EDIT: This is the PSU that comes with the Rosewill case which is a Max-Power-rated unit (not a good sign) :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817154024

Although your consumed wattage would be relatively small, I would advise if you shop around some more.

Or get the cheapest one (price wise) you can find from this list:
http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies/0_20
 

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Have to agree with eXXon... that is a majorly budget PSU! You would be better off with a better PSU... good power is a necessity!

Trouble is that everything on the 250watt / 350watt list add $35 -$50 to the price... and this looks like budgeted build.
 

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I do have a 700w Bronze PSU sitting on a shelf, but feel that's huge overkill and wanted something smaller to fit the build better. The build is not set in stone as a budget build so a little more for a better PSU wouldn't kill me.

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I do have a 700w Bronze PSU sitting on a shelf, but feel that's huge overkill and wanted something smaller to fit the build better. The build is not set in stone as a budget build so a little more for a better PSU wouldn't kill me.

Thanks
How abut this Seasonic SS350 for 39$?

But I would recommend you get a PSU with at least one PCI-E 6/8-Pin power connector, in case you upgrade the GPU to a mid-range one in the future.
 

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I do have a 700w Bronze PSU sitting on a shelf, but feel that's huge overkill and wanted something smaller to fit the build better. The build is not set in stone as a budget build so a little more for a better PSU wouldn't kill me.

Thanks
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