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May 13, 2013 9:09:33 AM

Hello!
I'm planning on upgrading my current setup by buying a Sapphire 7970 Vapor-x 3gb, an aftermarket heatsink - Cooler Master 212EVO and an extra 500gb 7200rpm hard drive.
So, in the end the build will look like this:

    Motherboard: Asus p8z68-v pro/gen 3
    CPU: Intel i5 2500k
    RAM: 2x Corsair XMS3 4gb
    GPU: Sapphire HD7970 vapor-x 3gb
    HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB and Western Digital CAVIAR Blue 500GB
    Heatsink: Cooler Master 212EVO
    Total of 4 case fans.
    PSU: Corsair CX600v2


I'm not sure that my Power supply will be able to handle the system, it has 40A on a +12V rail, which I think results in 480W. Am I ok to stick with it? I do plan on overclocking, eventually. But it can wait, since, I think this build can run pretty much everything on decent settings.

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May 13, 2013 9:18:30 AM

Yes; you'll be fine.
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May 13, 2013 9:26:38 AM

Ref: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2058/11/
Their test system: 105 W, Idle, 377W w/game, Maxed out (runing Furmark) 434W
Bear in mind that is Total Power which includes the +5 and +3.3V Rails.

You will will be close to above power consumption, (maybe slightly less) They used a higher end CPU, But only used a single SSD and No DVD drive and 16 gigs Ram verse your 8 Gigs.

Bottom Line, Yes CX600 is fine as long as you do not xfire in the future.

Personally I consider the Corsair (love them) CX line-up as a Mid grade PSU, Thier entry level PSU, and prefer the TX and HX line-up - AX just flat out to expensive. Believe the CS line is a cut above the CX
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May 13, 2013 12:04:39 PM

RetiredChief said:
Bottom Line, Yes CX600 is fine as long as you do not xfire in the future.

I'll definitely get another power supply if I'll decide to run in crossfire, will probably follow your advice, and get an HX PSU.

Thanks guys, now I can be at rest, it's great to hear that I won't need to replace this PSU, since I've bought it a only year and a half ago.
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