Do I have enough power for this build?


Jul 18, 2011
I made a thread here, asking for a new build.

Thanks to z_4, I decided to go with this build.

HDD & DVD Writer: $52- Seagate Barracuda 500GB & LiteOn
RAM: $32- GSkill NS 2X 2gb

PSU: $40- Antec Basiq 430D

GPU: $175- Sapphire Radeon 6870

Case: $30- Xigmatek Asguard II

Total (Excluding Rebates , CPU & Motherobard): 330 USD


intel sandy bridge combo: $175- i3-2100 & Biostar H61

Total: 505 USD

I probably won't be overclocking, so I don't need an AMD, and seems like i3-2100 has a great reputation. Plus the combo seems like a good deal, so I am going with that.

However, while going through things I should watch out for, I found this article. Now, I am worrying that my build won't be able to provide enough power, and possibly taking the whole computer down with it.

Does anyone have a suggestion of what power supply I should get? Or is the Antec BP430 is good enough? I am sticking to single graphic card, though I will consider an additional cooling system, so that should be something to consider.

Thank you.
You should be fine with the Antec 430w in that system. If you are the type to upgrade video cards, you may want to get a 550w just to be able to cover a "big" GPU down the road... Stick with Antec, XFX, Seasonic, or Corsair.