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Old 02-17-2015, 11:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I was wondering if you guys could suggest a PSU for this build, I have no idea how to determine what PSU to buy:

Motherboard:
Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H - $120
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Core:
AMD A-Series A6-6400K 3.9GHz Socket FM2 - $75
AlphaCity.co.nz

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Kingston HyperX Beast Series KHX16C9T3K2 DDR3 - $128
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Case:
NZXT Source 210 Elite Mid Tower Black - $100
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HDD:
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB - $85
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Wi-Fi Adapter:
Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I - $42.70
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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what are you using the build for- are you adding a GPU (graphics card) ? The GPU is a main component for any gaming build and can determine what PSU you need. It is an unusual built you have listed - so let us know what you planning on using it for so we can help you.
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Old 02-18-2015, 03:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No GPU. Also, I am on quite a budget. I'm new to building PC's and this would be my first one. Where you said it is quite an unusual build, could you please explain?

Thanks!

EDIT: If I were to get a GPU, could you suggest one? It has to be pretty cheap though since I mentioned above I'm on a budget.
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What's your budge, and what's the purpose of the build?
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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A GTX 750ti GPU would work best for your budget build.
Going with a Seasonic 520Watt would work fine
There's nothing wrong with your parts lists if you are going with a budget and not a heavy gamer. It'll work well for your every day pc usage
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In the lands of Mordor the Seasonic is probably going to be pretty expensive. A CX500 would work well in this case.
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This isn't a PC built for high gaming but I might occasionally play some TF2, minecraft and stuff like that.
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In the lands of Mordor the Seasonic is probably going to be pretty expensive. A CX500 would work well in this case.
The Corsair CX500 or the Corsair CX500 v2?
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Seasonic does make some Corsair PSU's at a lower price so going with the Corsair V2, you can't go wrong
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CX series is CWT but still using Corsair's design. It's why they are some of the better budget units.

V2 or not, both are practically the same.
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