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Corsair CX430 430w with an i7 3770k, 5850, etc? beyond the limit of psu?

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Last response: in Components
May 21, 2013 9:42:28 PM

I have a Corsair CX430 430w that I would like to throw into my new build for now which has the following items:

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 3770K Desktop Processor
Antec Eleven Hundred Black Super Mid Tower Computer Case
SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SSD
PowerColor HD5850 1GB GDDD5 AX5850 1GBD5-MDH
WD Green 1.5 TB 5400rpm drive

Am I asking for trouble or will the power supply be fine? I will not be overclocking.

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May 21, 2013 9:52:22 PM

While it would probably work I would not try it. The CX series uses cheap capacitors and stressing the power supply could lead to instability or even failure. If you had a 7850 or even a 6850 I would say go for it but the older 5850 uses more power.
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May 21, 2013 9:56:11 PM

you may not be able to run them and id recommend not to. because your Gfx card is the main problem. it will chew most of the power.plus CX430 doesn't have enough amperage to run the card.
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