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averysadman

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Hi, I'm building a mid-range PC for a friend and I'd like to know if the PSU can supply enough power for the system, and also if the MoBo is reliable.

-MoBo: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P

-CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945

-RAM: Corsair XMS 4 Gb

-GPU: MSI R7770

-Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14

-Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl

-PSU: Antec Neo ECO 400C
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iammykyl

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Hi averysadman


Using the PSU calculator below, I get a recommendation of 387w. the selected PSU will do the job, just, but is likely to be running at near peak output and leaves no excess should you add other components in the future, or any kind of overclocking. Note, No power cord included. Only one PCI-e 6 pin connection.


Consider any of these, Antec, no power cord included, > http://www.newegg.co...1^17-182-131-TS

http://extreme.outer...n.com/PSUEngine
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Thanks for your reply, I've swapped out the 400W for a similarly priced 600W, that should see him through any future upgrades.
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Thanks for your reply, I've swapped out the 400W for a similarly priced 600W, that should see him through any future upgrades.


Similar price but can I ask if the quality is the same!
As pointed out by iammykyl future upgrade potential must always be taken into consideration, consider http://us.ncix.com/p...facture=Corsair

The MB is dated, low spec and not very good ratings, maximum 8GB Ram capacity and no USB 3.0 ports http://www.newegg.co...te GA-78LMT-S2P

There is no OS such as Windows 7 64-bit listed, what is to be installed?
If a 64-bit OS then you friend would benefit from having 8GB of Ram - the sweet spot for W7 64-bit <_<
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Thanks for your reply, I've swapped out the 400W for a similarly priced 600W, that should see him through any future upgrades.


Similar price but can I ask if the quality is the same!
As pointed out by iammykyl future upgrade potential must always be taken into consideration, consider http://us.ncix.com/p...facture=Corsair

The MB is dated, low spec and not very good ratings, maximum 8GB Ram capacity and no USB 3.0 ports http://www.newegg.co...te GA-78LMT-S2P

There is no OS such as Windows 7 64-bit listed, what is to be installed?
If a 64-bit OS then you friend would benefit from having 8GB of Ram - the sweet spot for W7 64-bit <_<


Hi Phill, thanks for the reply.

He's retired, so he isn't going to be needing it for gaming, but I'm still trying to build him a future-proof system, albeit on a budget.

This is what I'm going for at the moment:
(My apologies, the links are in French, but the specs are all the same)

MoBo: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P
http://www.ldlc.com/...PB00127095.html
-€42

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945
http://www.ldlc.com/...PB00096638.html
-€77.90

RAM: G.Skill NQ Series 4 Go (I changed this because it's cheaper than the Corsair, and is on the MoBo QVL)
http://www.ldlc.com/...PB00077085.html
-€23.85

GPU: MSI R7770
http://www.ldlc.com/...PB00133962.html
-€119.95

Disk Drive: free

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 SATA 6Gb/s 500 Go
http://www.ldlc.com/...PB00118847.html
-€61.85

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl
http://www.ldlc.com/...PB00133671.html
-€99.95

PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA500 Green 80PLUS Bronze (changed on advisement)
http://www.ldlc.com/...PB00125337.html
-€69.95

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
http://www.ldlc.com/...PB00113258.html
-€112.95
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You are welcome averysadman :thumbsup:

Just the two points, keep in mind the benefit that 8GB of Ram has when using a 64-bit OS and a reminder that the Antec green range of PSU are not normally supplied with a power cord so as to encourage the re-use of an existing one, fine if you have one but an additional cost if you do not.
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