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Is any psu with a high enough wattage good enough

tomtinsley99
  • 65 months ago

I want to build a computer and I am planning on buying the case and PSU used off my mate as he has no use for them so I will get a huge discount and save money. I was going to pay around £40 - £45 on a new 600w PSU. I was just wandering if using a cheaper 700w PSU which was made more cheaply will be able to run a good gaming computer. I am going to pay him about £30 - £40 for the case, fans and PSU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor £74.20 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard £65.87 @ Aria PC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £62.39 @ Aria PC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £35.94 @ Aria PC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card £181.43 @ Scan.co.uk
Case BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case £29.99 @ Novatech
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £46.09 @ Aria PC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter £9.79 @ CCL Computers
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £505.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-18 20:15 GMT+0000

This is the build I am planning on building but just with a different case and PSU. What do you guys think?

Comments

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

A 600w psu will run that build fine. I have a amd 6300 and r9 280 in my build and I still have room to overclock with my psu. The build your planning is similar to my build.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

My problem isnt with a 600w powersupply but a 700w psu by a company I haven't even heard which i am getting used. I know it works but I'm just wondering if it is worth getting the cheap psu instead of a new one but thanks for the reply ;)

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

whats the brand of the 700w and model we can vouge for the worth if it will make you feel better

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

I would never use a generic psu. Its the one thing you should never cheap out, if something happens to it, it could take some other parts down with It. Its not worth the risk.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

So should I just buy the case off him and get a new 600w psu?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes just buy the case and get a new psu

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Never cheap out on the PSU. Check out LinusTechTips PSU video on techquickie. Look up "Techquicke power supply" and watch those videos, he shows how power supplies cam fail.

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