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Old 11-03-2012, 10:18 AM   #1
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Default Inexpensive (but solid) PSU for Budget Steam TV Gaming Build?

Hey guys,

Been out of the building game for way too long, looking to get back with an inexpensive gaming build for 720p use hooked up to my TV.

I'm looking to power the following setup:

CPU - AMD A8-5600K/Radeon HD 7560D
RAM - 8GB (2x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866MHz
HDD - Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200rpm SATA 3.0Gb/s
CASE - Athena Power CA-GSB01DA ATX Mid Tower w/ 120mm Fan

I'm also going to be using the USB ports for the Xbox Wireless Controller receiver, and I might want to add a Radeon HD 6670 at some point in the future so I'd want to have enough power for that as well.

What should I get? Really looking to keep this as inexpensive as I can while still being a solid/reliable PSU. If there are any deals on a good case/PSU combo, I'm not completely attached to the Athena so I'd consider that as well (if the combo is cheaper than the Athena + standalone PSU).

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Old 11-03-2012, 05:11 PM   #2
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I think you'll need around 400W if you are going to add that card, so any good 400 will do, like this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&SID=u00000687 or perhaps http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153150 (latter has a nice promotion right now). You can always go cheaper, but it has a higher chance of going bad and stuff.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:37 PM   #3
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The Radeon 6670 does not require additional power, so it only has 75W available to it through the PCIe slot. I think the TDP of the card is something like 66W. I'm running one with a 2500K (all stock clocks) on a 150W PSU.

The AMD CPU will take more power, so you'd probably want at least 200W of good +12v power.

Newegg has 300W Seasonic PSUs for around $45 that would work well.
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