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Building a new computer

By evilsmith
Apr 18, 2011
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  1. Hi, so I'm planning to build another computer for a project / friend and as always I have trouble picking the right parts and finding the best deals (on Newegg/Tigerdirect). So hopefully you guys can help me look for some recommendations on what to buy. Anyways once I get the time I'll post what I've been looking at so far and make a list. Thanks in advance.

    * What are you going to use the PC for?
    Gaming [Starcraft II (High Quality)]/ General Computer use.

    * How much is your budget?
    $600 Max (Excluding Tax)

    * Are you willing to buy online?
    Only Newegg and Tigerdirect

    * Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build?
    No.

    * Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others?
    No.

    * Have you already bought any parts?
    No.

    * Do you have an Operating System (OS)?
    Yes. Windows 7 32bit
     
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

  3. evilsmith

    evilsmith TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 84

  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    Hmm...I think I wasn't thinking properly when I came up with that.
    Though I think the Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply should be ok, but you'll want second opinions.
    And the corsair powersupply discount is actually only 10%, but the RAM is still $10.
     
  5. evilsmith

    evilsmith TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 84

    Thanks for the suggestion. I was wondering if anyone else could give me suggestions on the PSU?
     
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,172   +37

    This link came from one of our trusted members with the latest update March 9th of this year. I think it would be a good idea to see what power you need with your components. By the way, hellokitty[hk] is one of the best here when it comes to system build advice.

    Link: http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
     
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    I'd guess that the calculator would calculate over 450w.
    If you could stretch your budget just a little bit more...up to $60 for the powersupply.
     
  8. evilsmith

    evilsmith TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 84

    Thank you for the link. I'll look into it more deeply when I get the chance. Also I've had helped from hellokitty[hk] for every single one of my builds so I really appreciate it.
     
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    This would be sufficient. You'd be pulling about 200-250W from the PSU, upto a maximum of 300W. The EA430 can handle it just fine.
     


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