Help on my planned PC

By kristianroxas ยท 11 replies
Apr 14, 2012
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  1. hi need help before buying a psu

    this is my prefered specs
    pls give the brand and wattage of ur recomended psu

    processor: amd athlon x3 450
    mobo: asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
    ram:G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (4GBx2) 1333 CL7
    gpu:SAPPHIRE HD6770 1GB DDR5 128BIT VX
    hdd:SEAGATE 500GB 7200 SATA

    PSU: ???

    thx in advance
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    500-600w is plenty, assuming your not using a dozen hard disks.

    Anything from the likes of Antec (HCG models), Corsair (AX/VX/TX/GS models), Enermax, Seasonic, etc.

    Let me know where you are, and how much your budget is for the power supply and I'll gladly recommend a few for you.
  3. kristianroxas

    kristianroxas TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thx for the reply​
    im from philippines​
    this are the available psu here​
    HEC COUGAR RS 550W ATX PSU(costs about 55-60$)​
    Corsair VX550w 80PLUS True Rated(costs about 66-70$)
    Corsair GS600 600W, CMPSU-600GS(costs about 80-85$)

    Seasonic 520W M12II520 80PLUS Bronze (Modular)(costs about 68-70$)
    Seasonic 520W S12II-520 80PLUS Bronze(same price as the modular one)

    well i got lets say 90$ for the power supply

    well im planning to install few 120mm fans for the cooling system is it still fine for me to have 500-600w power supply?
  4. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 475

    Of those I'd probably go with the SeaSonic S12II/M12II
    The corsair VX is based on the S12II bur being part of corsair's budget line it is a little more stripped down (not to say they are bad but the actual S12II/M12II is better)
    I would avoid the corsair GS series since these are built by CWT not SeaSonic.
    I probably also wouldn't go with the HEC, HECs are hit and miss some are good some are not, SeaSonic is a much better bet.
  5. kristianroxas

    kristianroxas TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thx for ur reply
    well ive seen some reviews about hec and all you said about it is true some are good and some are not

    can that seasonic 520w handle my preferred specs with lets say 3-5 120mm fans?
  6. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Posts: 109

    Yes, psi choice is most dependant on your gpu choice, amd recommends 450 watt for the 6770, meaning the max load from the 6770 is relatively low so a 520 watt would suffice for the fans and anything you throw at it until you decide to crossfire the 6770.
  7. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 475

    Yep, I ran those specs through a PSU calculator (including the fans) and came out with approximately 375w so a 520w will be plenty and even give you some room for future upgrades.
  8. kristianroxas

    kristianroxas TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thats a nice explanation you gave right there
    everyone recommends 520w psu here so il take ur recommendations :)
    probably il get this unit by next week
    so il post of how this build performs :)
  9. kristianroxas

    kristianroxas TS Rookie Topic Starter

    many thx for the answers :)
    i found this forum to be helpful :)
    as i said above ill keep this thread updated :) thx
  10. kristianroxas

    kristianroxas TS Rookie Topic Starter

    another question

    is my build fine or total waste of money?

    i just use my pc for gaming probably 12 to 15 hrs a day its long because i leave it on when i sleep sometimes
    i play MMO games by the way :) and not hardcore games
  11. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    I agree with the Seasonic 520W as discussed above, though I would get the modular version so you can cut down on the cables you aren't using. Also, bear in mind the Corsair VX series PSUs carry a 7 year warranty, so that is also something you should consider. They're exceptional PSUs.

    Your computer will be fine for gaming, though I would recommend (if the budget can be extended) that you invest in a HD6870 instead of the HD6770, as it will offer an improvement in games. Given the amount you game, it will be a worthwhile upgrade that shouldn't break the bank too much. You should also be able to play most MMO games at full HD then as well, with decent settings whilst maintaining 60FPS.

    I personally use the HD6870 -- there is no doubt it is seriously impressive as a mid-range card given the pricing these days. The Seasonic will power it absolutely fine.
  12. kristianroxas

    kristianroxas TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thx again for this helpful reply
    i think i have to check the shop for the parts that i need
    as for the gpu i dont think that they have the 6870 but i will ask them if they can get 1 from their other branches

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