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How do I choose the right power supply? Please help...

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi. I'm a PC noob and I'm planning to build my own pc for the first time. I'd like to build a gaming pc that could also do a bit of light video editing (but no overclocking. I'm really afraid of breaking the build before I could even use it). I'm also on a very very tight budget. So, I looked up the parts and here's what I've come up with. Maybe someone could help me to see if these parts are practical, sufficient enough, and compatible with each other. I already have a Cooler Master Thunder 450W PSU from our old pc. Will that be sufficient enough for my build, or do I have to buy another PSU with higher wattage? How much watts would I need?

 

1. Intel Core i5 4690 6M cache 3.5 GHz

2. ASUS B85 ProGamer MoBo

3. Seagate 1TB 7200RPM 3.5" SATA Hard Drive

4. Kingston HyperX Fury 8Gb 1600 MHz memory

5. EVGA GTX 650 SC 2Gb DDR5 128 bit

6. Cooler Master Seidon 120V Liquid Cooler

 

I'm from the Calamba, Laguna in the Philippines and I looked these up in http://pcx.com.ph/ because a lot of people told me they have the lowest prices, and practically their store is the nearest to my house.

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I already have a Cooler Master Thunder 450W PSU from our old pc. Will that be sufficient enough for my build, or do I have to buy another PSU with higher wattage? How much watts would I need?

GTX 650 barely takes any power. That PSU will be enough for it, upgrade your PSU when you upgrade your GPU.


Desktop: Intel Core i5 2380P (2400 w/o iGPU), MSI H61, 8GB RAM, 256GB SP610, 500GB WD Blue, HIS R9 280, Antec TruePower Classic 550W, Inwin MANA 134, QNIX QX2710, CM QuickFire Rapid, Logitech G402

 

Laptop: Toshiba Satellite L40D, AMD A6-6310, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Radeon R4 Graphics, 14" 1366x768

 

 

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Hi. I'm a PC noob and I'm planning to build my own pc for the first time. I'd like to build a gaming pc that could also do a bit of light video editing (but no overclocking. I'm really afraid of breaking the build before I could even use it). I'm also on a very very tight budget. So, I looked up the parts and here's what I've come up with. Maybe someone could help me to see if these parts are practical, sufficient enough, and compatible with each other. I already have a Cooler Master Thunder 450W PSU from our old pc. Will that be sufficient enough for my build, or do I have to buy another PSU with higher wattage? How much watts would I need?

 

1. Intel Core i5 4690 6M cache 3.5 GHz

2. ASUS B85 ProGamer MoBo

3. Seagate 1TB 7200RPM 3.5" SATA Hard Drive

4. Kingston HyperX Fury 8Gb 1600 MHz memory

5. EVGA GTX 650 SC 2Gb DDR5 128 bit

6. Cooler Master Seidon 120V Liquid Cooler

 

I'm from the Calamba, Laguna in the Philippines and I looked these up in http://pcx.com.ph/ because a lot of people told me they have the lowest prices, and practically their store is the nearest to my house.

 

Kabayan!

 

PCX does not have the lowest prices... They're actually around 3-10% more expensive depending on the part that you are looking for...

 

Also, your PC consumes less than 500W... For good measure, I say get a 500W 80Plus unit...

 

Edit:

That CM Thunder 450W should be fine...

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks so much for everybody's advice. So, I guess I'll just try my 450W first. Curious question though. If the pc unexpectedly shuts down because the PSU's wattage was insufficient, what would happen most likely? Would the other components of the pc get broken? Would the mobo fry, or would the procie melt or something? Sorry if my weird imagination is acting up.

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@DigitalHermit Kabayan! Do you know any computer store in or near Laguna that has lowest prices?

 

Sorry... I'm in the NCR area...

Best bet that I know of is PCX... Unless you're willing to take the long commute to Gilmore...

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Good day to everyone!

 

I've got my new rig now. (Sooooo happy!!!) Although, I don't have the new video card I want yet. I'm still waiting for it to arrive at the store this coming January. And I didn't get a PSU with a higher wattage. But still, my new rig seems to work just fine.

 

Thanks for everybody's advice. And I'll be posting some pictures of my new rig. Take care you guys and have a happy new year!

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