53 months ago
Hey everyone. So I've Started the process of building my first PC. I've picked Most of the Parts (purchased many), but I'm having trouble picking a power supply. I'm having trouble getting my head around what all the cables are that come with a power supply (or what ones it can handle in case of a modular PSU) and how those compare to the components I will have.
Here is my build: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.04 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Sandisk Extreme Pro 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 950 2GB Dual WindForce Video Card ($163.98 @ Newegg) Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
The current estimated wattage sits around 270W so I'm thinking a PSU somewhere in the 430-550W range is probably what I'm looking for. Additionally, I like the concept of a modular or a semi modular PSU, but I'm not really sure its necessary.
It is possible that I could want to add a BluRay drive, TV tuner or a HDD down the line. I don't think those components would take the estimated wattage above 300W so at that point its just a question of having enough connectors. Besides, i have usb blu ray drive, tv tuner and a NAS already so I would probably only want those parts if something died.
If possible when suggesting a power supply any reasoning behind the selection would be great, as would a list of what connectors from the PSU I'm actually going to need from this build.
Thank you for all the help.