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YouBass

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Need your opinion on those parts. Is 400w power supply good enough?

-Foxconn A88GMV AM3
-AMD Phenom II X2 555
-Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-400 400W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 Power Supply
-2 80mm fans
-G.SKILL Value 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) (TWO OF THEM, 8GB total)
-1TB Western Digital SATA 3.0gb/s

Video card is my biggest concern so I'm thinking of this card, EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti, 2GB 192bit GDDR5

Let me know what you think. Thanks
 
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i dont think 400 will be enough

if i remember correctly the gtx 550 is somewhere in the 400 range but you will still want some headroom so you dont stress your parts.

it shouldnt be to much more expensive to up to a 500 watt or 550 just to be safe.. and what if you decide to go SLI in the future? then the 400 watt psu will not suffice.
 

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A 400 watt PSU for a new gaming build is a bad idea, you need to be looking at at least 500 watt. Also brand is critical in power supplies, there's tons of companies making really crappy power supplies and the market is flooded with them.

Corsair and Antec are two of ones I generally recommend.
 

YouBass

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Honestly I'm not a gamer and never has been one but that doesn't matter because a 400 watt is a bad idea for those parts I listed, anyway, right? I'll look into one thats higher than 500 watts. Thanks for the response.
 
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Honestly I'm not a gamer and never has been one but that doesn't matter because a 400 watt is a bad idea for those parts I listed, anyway, right? I'll look into one thats higher than 500 watts. Thanks for the response.
Yes it would be a bad idea, but more importantly get a PSU based on the reputation of it's manufacturer and efficiency rather then how cheap it is. Buying a cheap PSU has a much higher chance of coming back to haunt you in the form of an unstable (or wrecked) PC.
 
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