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Is 430 watts enough for this build?

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August 16, 2013 4:09:36 PM

I'm building a low-budget gaming PC with these components:

Intel Core i3-3220 Dual-Core Processor

MSI B85M-P33 Motherboard

XFXAMD Radeon HD 7870 Graphics Card

8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM

Western Digital Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive

NZXT Source 220 Case

Windows 7 OS

And now I have to figure out whether I need a Corsair CX430 or CX500. Much thanks in advance!!!





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August 16, 2013 4:15:12 PM

the 500w is only 15 dollars more and will allow for upgrades down the line.
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August 16, 2013 4:18:08 PM

No , I would go with 500-550w , here's a nice one below.Or the CX500 would get the job done also.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $55.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 19:17 EDT-0400)
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August 16, 2013 4:46:51 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
No , I would go with 500-550w , here's a nice one below.Or the CX500 would get the job done also.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $55.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 19:17 EDT-0400)


Thanks a lot. And lastly, what processor should I go for? I'm using this PC specifically for gaming and web browsing. I've heard from multiple sources that I3 will handle gaming, internet, netflix, etc. But I've also heard I'll need an I5- which is an extra $90.
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August 16, 2013 4:48:15 PM

I5 is much better for gaming.Pay the extra if your going to game.
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August 16, 2013 4:55:41 PM

Your very welcome!
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August 16, 2013 4:57:26 PM

OH wait! If you don't mind, could you link me which i5 processor to get?
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August 16, 2013 5:08:38 PM

Alright thanks, that's all my questions!
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August 16, 2013 5:09:15 PM

No problem!!!!!!
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