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Old 11-28-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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Question PSU wattage for an AMD A10 system

First hello to everyone here, I'm a long time lurker yet this is my first post in this forum.

I'd like to know what is the optimal PSU wattage I need to smoothly run this system:

Case: Cooler Master HAF XM

CPU: AMD Trinity A10-5800K 3.8GHz

MoBo: Gigabyte GA-F2A85XM-UP4

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Red 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866MHz

SSD : Samsung 830 128GB

2 HDDs: Seagate Barracuda - 2TB (green) 5400RPM + 1TB 5400RPM

Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 14x BDXL

No plans on a discrete GPU for hardcore gaming yet, I don't plan to overclock neither. I simply want a proper power source for an stable and reliable rig for the moment.

Besides the watts I'd like to know also what PSU brands and models would better suit my needs.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:47 PM   #2
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PSU wattage is not relevant here because this system consumes so little power. Pretty much any ATX power supply will be rated high enough, so the only thing to be concerned with is cost and quality/reliability.

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Old 11-29-2012, 03:48 PM   #3
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This system is a 70-130W usage most of the times, anything above 180-220W will do a good job here, as long as it is 80 Plus, I guess.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:17 PM   #4
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There are no decent units at such low wattage. Only low quality brands like Diablotek, Apex, Sparkle etc.

Decent brand units start from 300W (Seasonic) but they aren't any less expensive than 400W units.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:25 PM   #5
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I guess so, most good PSU start at around 400W and up.

We have a Be-Quiet 300W here that is really good, but I think it's more of an exception than anything else. It's about €30-35 (euros) or so.

http://www.prisjakt.nu/produkt.php?p=486952
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:56 PM   #6
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For your reference in the future, Seasonic is the number 1 PSU company in terms of quality.

Corsair's CX430 and or one of Antec's 350W offerings are likely good enough for you, though.

Peruse sites like Hardware Secrets or johnnyGURU to educate yourself about PSUs if you haven't already done so.
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I'll go for reputable brands, I don't want to face the horrors of cheap PSUs again. Both Corsair CX430 and Antec Basiq 350W look like inexpensive quality choices and still got plenty of room for future upgrades.
@Torn Mind: I'll check those sites too, tnx for the info.
Thanks everyone for your help.

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Old 11-30-2012, 11:00 AM   #8
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I guess so, most good PSU start at around 400W and up.

We have a Be-Quiet 300W here that is really good, but I think it's more of an exception than anything else. It's about 30-35 (euros) or so.

http://www.prisjakt.nu/produkt.php?p=486952
Looks good but not available here.
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