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Which PSU should I use for my build?

F4LL3N_H3R0
  • 48 months ago

Which of these PSUs would be most suited for my build? I intend to browse the internet/youtube, MS office, hearthstone and other non demanding tasks. The overall Watts according to PCPP is 160W.

http://www.msy.com.au/vic/mitcham/pc-components/12439-antec-tpc-450-450w-true-power-classic-80plus-gold-power-supply-unit.html

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/parts/compare/antec-power-supply-vp500p,corsair-power-supply-cs450m,corsair-power-supply-cx430m/

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $285.00
Motherboard ASRock H110M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $94.00
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $63.00
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $126.00
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.00
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $85.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $119.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $841.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-30 18:24 AEDT+1100

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I would go with the Antec 500W since it is the cheapest, has more than enough power for your build and should be stable since it's not going to be in high-load situations.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $285.00
Motherboard ASRock H110M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $94.00
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $63.00
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $126.00
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.00
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $85.00
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $104.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $119.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $945.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-31 00:31 AEDT+1100

I am deciding to go with this build. The antec 500W has no efficiency rating, but I am paying about $40 AUD extra for the antec HCG 520W semi modular 80+ Bronze.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I would go with either Antec units as they they are reputable for their PSU's. I don't think the efficiency is really going to matter since the usual sweet spot for efficiency is somewhere near 50% load.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

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