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Budget PSU for non-gaming rig

JAR1337
  • 58 months ago

K guys I'm looking to build a everyday driver for my mom. Here is the part list PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $49.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $0.00
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $50.00
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $45.59
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Case Raidmax Vortex ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $34.99
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $265.55
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-28 22:43 EDT-0400

My question is does anyone have any recommendations for a cheap PSU, I have one as a placeholder. I was wanting to OC the cpu to at least 4.0. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

evga 500B

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BUST0O

Rosewill CAPSTONE-550-M 550W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Modular Active PFC Power Supply

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a bad choice (Tier 2) but it is disappearing, so the OP would need to move on one soon. (Model series is discontinued.)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a good price for the motherboard, but if it goes over that then don't bother with Z97 as the Pentium can OC on non-Z97 boards.

There are very few "good" PSUs at a cheap price. PSU tier list.The only series that comes to mind would be an Earthwatts from Antec, one of the cheaper Seasonic models (They have few cables on them so make sure there are enough before buying a cheap Seasonic), or XFX (OEM).

Ideally you want a Tier 2+ for overclocking, but a Tier 3 like the one you have there might be "good enough" since there's no GPU.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

The one you listed is OK. It's not top end, but for a basic non gaming system with a small oc, it's easily good enough

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