PSU and other suggestions for a living room box

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  1. Vikingod

    Vikingod Int'l Fish Liaison

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    I'm building a new rig from old parts. I have a q6600, a gigabyte mobo, 4 GB of ram and an amd 6950 and a couple of hdds.

    I'm putting this together for my kids to have a (rather large) media center hooked up to the living room TV. Theyll basically play the Sims 4, Dirt, titanfall and some indi games on Steam.

    I need a power supply. The cheaper the better, but probably 600w or so. Anyone have suggestions? I haven't bought one in years.

    Any other must haves for a rig like this?
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    Cheaper ....... but quality.... I utterly hate having to replace psu's in "gaming" capable machines due to being of such unreliable quality.

    The cheapest psu I've used in any kind of machine like that was a Coolermaster 500 watt extreme series.... though personally the GX600 coolermaster was pretty damn good.

    Corsair's got lower end models..

    In the end it's up to you.
     
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    Vikingod Int'l Fish Liaison

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    How are some of the evga or rosewill PSUs? There are some cheap ones on new egg now.
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    I have seen very mixed results on evga psu's... Rosewill I can't say anything about however....
     
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    I recommend the brand of PSUs, Be Quiet. I can't rec specific model cause I don't follow the market. But they tend to be quiet, cheap and good.
    BTW, 600W sound a lot for the machine in question. A good 500W should be enough.
     
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    ^ what he said :)
    although I don't know if you'll get the good deals on Be Quiet! on that side of the pond like we get here
    if you do though, thoroughly recommend, rock solid PSU's
     
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    I would recommend Corsair, they make rock solid PSUs. Mines working well.
     
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    +! for any corsair PSU as well.

    QB
     

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