robcardiv

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Im building a single Video card Gaming Rig.
6870 Radeon
Amd fx 6100
Mini atx mobo
4mb StickO DDr3 Ram
One Dvd Drive
few fans

Will this power supply work for this system?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159124
the 12 rail cable shows a ''+12V@34A''
I dont know if that means its decent, but I see people talk badly about the ones with +12V@15a power supply units.

This Power supply unit shows 41amps on the 12 connector cable.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182199

But it cost 10 dollars more and I really dont have the extra 10 bucks, after blowing 10 extra bucks on each of the other parts, and I really cant afford to lower those either.

The first power supply should work well enough right?
if not, can anyone find a 40$ power supply to recommend? or cheaper X_X.

GRR. 6 dollar shipping on the first one, free shipping for the second one..

So for 4 dollars more.. I may as well get the second power supply listed right? X_X
 

samuelspark

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$40 PSU, no way. What's your budget? FX-6100 is a big bottleneck. And those PSU companies are crap. It's like buying artificial Walmart kool-aid over regular kool aid. Actually only the 630w version of the rosewill PSU is good. I can fix you a much better build for the same price.
 

aebome

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Try this 500W Corsair. It has a $10 off promo code making it $50, AND has a $10 rebate. It is a good unit, if nothing to write home about. And much more reliable than the others you were looking at.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

500W is the minimum recommended PSU rating by AMD for the 6870, but you might be able to make do with its little 430W brother, which has 15% off and $10 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026&Tpk=corsair%20430w

Check to see if the 430W might work, if interested
http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

personally, I would get the 500W and call it a day, as it is already in your budget.
 

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Builder series is crap.
 

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