Inexpensive (but solid) PSU for Budget Steam TV Gaming Build?

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by tornadobox, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. tornadobox

    tornadobox Platinum Member

    Jun 3, 2001
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    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
    MOBO - MSI FM2-A75MA-E35
    RAM - 8GB (2x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866MHz
    HDD - Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200rpm SATA 3.0Gb/s
    DVD - ASUS DRW-24B1ST SATA 24x
    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).

  2. MicahC

    MicahC Member

    Sep 3, 2012
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  3. Zap

    Zap Elite Member

    Oct 13, 1999
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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.