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PSU awkwardness... And ignorance...

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ok, I'm making a budget PC for 300 euros. I already have the case (Corsair Carbide Series Spec 01) and the storage (128GB of SSD). I'm trying to salvage an AMD APU. If I can't salvage this, I'll buy it :P (AMD A6 6300k)

 

So basically, can I use a graphics card along with an APU, and if so, what PSU should I get if my power consumption is 182W?

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1 minute ago, manikyath said:

i'd say a low end seasonic unit, or dumpster dive a power supply out of an HP business workstation, those are rock solid.

(since it looks like you're salvaging already :p)

With enough dumpster diving you can find pretty sweet gear


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Just now, Jack Kaye Pc Gamer said:

Why would you have a ssd on a 300 euro build???

because if you dont need much storage a 128GB ssd is around the same price of a decent hard drive, and MUCH faster.

 

even on a crappy netbooks SSDs are a considerably boost in performance.

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22 minutes ago, BrainOfCeleron said:

Ok, I'm making a budget PC for 300 euros. I already have the case (Corsair Carbide Series Spec 01) and the storage (128GB of SSD). I'm trying to salvage an AMD APU. If I can't salvage this, I'll buy it :P (AMD A6 6300k)

 

So basically, can I use a graphics card along with an APU, and if so, what PSU should I get if my power consumption is 182W?

Yeah you can use APU and GPU. Pretty sure there was talk about using them together - but don't quote me on that. This sounds pretty cool - would be nice if you did a build log for this in the build log section. There's loads of expensive PCs in there, would be nice for a lower end PC which has a bunch of character thread :P

 

edit: also the PSU, I'd go with previous suggestions also!


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks guys! And yeah, I think I'm picking up a 2013 company computer that was used for ESB. Might be some nice specs in there, definitely a power supply, and maybe even a better CPU!

And sure I'll do the build log.

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5 hours ago, BrainOfCeleron said:

Ok, I'm making a budget PC for 300 euros. I already have the case (Corsair Carbide Series Spec 01) and the storage (128GB of SSD). I'm trying to salvage an AMD APU. If I can't salvage this, I'll buy it :P (AMD A6 6300k)

 

So basically, can I use a graphics card along with an APU, and if so, what PSU should I get if my power consumption is 182W?

Your power consumption definitely won't breach 100W so have no worries about wattage. I'd suggest going to look for an old Dell or HP PSU (depends on what model but a lot of them have nice Delta units) if possible or a 300W Seasonic unit.


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