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October 26, 2013 7:15:07 AM

Hey all,

I'm having a little bit of trouble picking things for my build. First of all; I'm on a tight budget. I got a lot of spare parts from my good friend who is no longer using his old build. From him, I got a 460W Corsair power supply, a case, hard drive (7200RPM). Now, I'm questioning whether 460 watts is enough for the build I want. Which will be the following:

Nvidia GTX650 Ti BOOST (Currently using in my computer)
460W Cooler Master PSU (Currently in use)
MSI 970A-G46 AMD 9 Series Motherboard
AMD FD8320FRHKBOX FX-8320 Eight-Core 3.5GHz (125W) OR FX-6100 Processor (95W)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
ASUS Xonar DG Soundcard (In use)
TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653G ATA (In use)
298GB Seagate ST3320418AS (In use) AND an extra hard drive at 7200RPM

If i need to get the FX-6100 due to not having a powerful enough power supply I will do it. I don't think this power supply would be enough to power all this though.

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October 26, 2013 7:20:20 AM

Fuzziekiwi said:
Hey all,

I'm having a little bit of trouble picking things for my build. First of all; I'm on a tight budget. I got a lot of spare parts from my good friend who is no longer using his old build. From him, I got a 460W Corsair power supply, a case, hard drive (7200RPM). Now, I'm questioning whether 460 watts is enough for the build I want. Which will be the following:

Nvidia GTX650 Ti BOOST (Currently using in my computer)
460W Corsair PSU (Currently in use)
MSI 970A-G46 AMD 9 Series Motherboard
AMD FD8320FRHKBOX FX-8320 Eight-Core 3.5GHz (125W) OR FX-6100 Processor (95W)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
ASUS Xonar DG Soundcard (In use)
TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653G ATA (In use)
298GB Seagate ST3320418AS (In use) AND an extra hard drive at 7200RPM

If i need to get the FX-6100 due to not having a powerful enough power supply I will do it. I don't think this power supply would be enough to power all this though.


From my calculations that should be enough AS LONG AS it has all the right connectors on the psu. You can enter everything on this website and add maybe like 50w for overhead then see if it is under 460w. I Got 433 and i added 1 extra hard drive to be safe so you try it and check the psu connectors work with the parts
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October 26, 2013 7:21:32 AM

Can I have the PSU's full model name ? I don't remember a 460 watt PSU by Corsair
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October 26, 2013 7:32:04 AM

Cooler master makes horrible PSUs.

Here's a good one that would be enough for your PC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A cheaper alternative would be this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

both PSUs are enough.
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October 26, 2013 7:32:53 AM

If you read more reviews , you'll find that Corsair's CX series PSUs are not bad
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October 26, 2013 7:33:14 AM

Why are they so bad? This PSU is actually 2 years old and still working.
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October 26, 2013 7:34:29 AM

go read up reviews
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October 26, 2013 7:43:32 AM

DON'T WORRY !!!!!

the CX430 really REALLY REALLY is enough.

Newegg has the best deals too.
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