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I'm building a cheap as possible pc to get into pc gaming, here is what I have so far.

I'm going to buy a graphics card later, 7870 at the very most.
Could the power supply handle it?

Will it all work together?


Amd phenom ii x4 965 proccessor - £66.95
Asus M5A78L-M LX motherboard - £30
Corsair Builder Series CX 430 Watt ATX 80+ Bronze PSU - £38.68
Casecom ksm-7299 - £15.99
Sata HDD - 0.00
Disk Drive - 0.00
​Crucial 4GB PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3 Unbuffered Non-ECC CL9 240-pin - £14.99
Windows 8 oem - £68


Total £234.61 (+ delivery which should be about £10)


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  1. - No, 7870 minimum power requirement is 500W, and Phenom is a power eater too, so go for at least 600W.
    - go for 1600 MHz
  2. Best answer
    Go for a CX 500 instead and you'll be fine. There's almost no difference between 1600 and 1333 MHz. You should get dual channel memory, but if you're not willing to spend a little extra then that's fine.
  3. +1 for the cx500 - at scan.co.uk it's £10 extra, but gives you 2xPCIe power connectors, so no need for an adapter. http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500w-corsair-builder-series-cx-cp-9020047-uk-80-plus-bronze-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-quiet-fan-atx-psu.
    That's 38A on the 12V rail, which should be comfortable even with a non-crazy OC. At stock the 7870 is limited to 190W, or approx 16A on the 12V rail.
    Given your limited budget, I think you've done a good job there at getting the best for your ££s.
  4. rhysiam said:
    +1 for the cx500 - at scan.co.uk it's £10 extra, but gives you 2xPCIe power connectors, so no need for an adapter. http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500w-corsair-builder-series-cx-cp-9020047-uk-80-plus-bronze-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-quiet-fan-atx-psu.
    That's 38A on the 12V rail, which should be comfortable even with a non-crazy OC. At stock the 7870 is limited to 190W, or approx 16A on the 12V rail.
    Given your limited budget, I think you've done a good job there at getting the best for your ££s.

    Thanks I tried to find good deals on the parts

    You get pci-e cables from deep signal anyway

    What do you think about this psu ?

    http://www.ebuyer.com/278492-antec-vp-550w-psu-0-761345-06441-5?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products
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