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Will Corsair VS450 450 Watt PSU run NVIDIA GeForce GTX650

The title prettymuch says it all.
I'm a 16 yo student and I was looking for Decent gaming experince, i've noticed that consoles are not as good as PCs + they cannot be upgraded so I began searching for parts for my PC

my current specs are:

250 W PSU (19 V) (i dont know the name)
some antique Motherboard with x1.0 Pcie Slot
2 Gb DDR2 RAM
Intel Core 2 Duo
Win 7 Home edition 32 bit
Nvdia 8400 GS

As you can see this configuration is nowhere as good as the standards of Current gaming, not even close. So I am going to buy 2 parts at a time with an interval in between. (this is first phase of 3 )

But the real question is, will my Graphic card run fine with this PSU? Will it even support it? Do i need to purchase extra stuff to hook the GPU with the PSU? (6 pin connector etc) i know that my motherboard and stuff will Bottle Neck it and i cant really overclock it as i have 0 experince in it. But I dont want to buy these pieces of hardware and sit for few months till phase 2 of this schedule just to install it in my PC and start playing games. my max budget atm is 160$
(P.S This is not my overall budget, just phase 1 budget)

my monitor res : 1440x900 (I'm fine with 1240x700~ res too)
Usage: Modern Gaming, eg - Crysis 3/2 , COD: BO 2. AC III/BF etc..
preferred website: Http://flipkart.com
Overclocking : No
Additional comments: I copied off this template from
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/290969-33-advice-choosing LOL

Link to GPU: http://www.flipkart.com/zotac-nvidia-geforce-gtx650-1gb-1-gb-gddr5-graphics-card/p/itmddmmkaqx7gjhh?pid=GRCDDMMGUVQFVWMZ
Link to PSU: http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-vs450-450-watt-psu/p/itmdbfa3kaffmum3?pid=PSUDBF9ZBHSJVGJ8
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  1. Simple answer is yes VS450 will handle GTX650
  2. Yeah, it will. I would recommend either a CX or RM if you're doing any kind of real build though. 450's really down there as the lowest you'd ever want if you're connecting video cards and extra HDDs, and the VS aren't 80 Plus rated. Just something to think about.
  3. Best answer
    yes, but....

    yes - the 450W power supply will run an GTX650 without even breaking a sweat, even if it's also powering a wild CPU with some overclocking.

    but - graphics cards get out of date pretty quickly, and by the time you get to fully use and enjoy the GTX650 (with the rest of the machine updated), you could just buy a 660 or higher for nearly the same coin.

    I'd honestly pocket the $160 for now, stick it in the "new computer" jar - and when you're ready, then buy a setup that all works together, cpu/mobo/gpu/psu/os/etc. unless you're going to buy the rest of the parts within a month, it doesn't make sense to buy it piecemeal.
  4. yeah, giantbucket's right; if you're actually going to play new games save up and build a pc for yourself instead of just refitting an old POS.
  5. giantbucket said:
    yes, but....

    yes - the 450W power supply will run an GTX650 without even breaking a sweat, even if it's also powering a wild CPU with some overclocking.

    but - graphics cards get out of date pretty quickly, and by the time you get to fully use and enjoy the GTX650 (with the rest of the machine updated), you could just buy a 660 or higher for nearly the same coin.

    I'd honestly pocket the $160 for now, stick it in the "new computer" jar - and when you're ready, then buy a setup that all works together, cpu/mobo/gpu/psu/os/etc. unless you're going to buy the rest of the parts within a month, it doesn't make sense to buy it piecemeal.


    Okay i get it, but thing is, money in my house, Specially ones which belongs to my parents is often spent rather than being saved lol, so its better if i spend it ASAP or else it will eventually get depleted, ($5 is already gone which is big amount in INR). But another question is that when i purchase these 2 do i need to get anything else too? or is it just hook'n'play. I am not trying to go for a 'real' build but mediocre ones.

    After waiting for 2 days I guess i'll just make this the best answer lol
  6. sahil04 said:

    After waiting for 2 days I guess i'll just make this the best answer lol


    haha! thanks. it's appreciated, but not necessary :)


    sahil04 said:


    Okay i get it, but thing is, money in my house, Specially ones which belongs to my parents is often spent rather than being saved lol, so its better if i spend it ASAP or else it will eventually get depleted, ($5 is already gone which is big amount in INR). But another question is that when i purchase these 2 do i need to get anything else too? or is it just hook'n'play. I am not trying to go for a 'real' build but mediocre ones.


    this is kinda touchy, since it's not your own money but rather money that belongs to someone else - specifically the people who raised you and are giving you a home and food.

    having said that, if you can simply place the money someplace safe and save it until there's enough to buy a whole system, that would be better. unless they need that money to buy something stupid like food, or pay rent.

    now, having also said THAT, once you do have enough to buy stuff or even if you buy stuff now, 95% of the time you don't need to buy extra stuff. the power supply should have the right connectors and enough of them, and some cards which are "mid-range" include a power adapter just in case you have a more basic power supply (the high-end cards assume you have a proper high-end power supply so they are less likely to include any power adapters, and the low-end cards usually don't need any special power anyways)
  7. giantbucket said:
    sahil04 said:

    After waiting for 2 days I guess i'll just make this the best answer lol


    haha! thanks. it's appreciated, but not necessary :)


    sahil04 said:


    Okay i get it, but thing is, money in my house, Specially ones which belongs to my parents is often spent rather than being saved lol, so its better if i spend it ASAP or else it will eventually get depleted, ($5 is already gone which is big amount in INR). But another question is that when i purchase these 2 do i need to get anything else too? or is it just hook'n'play. I am not trying to go for a 'real' build but mediocre ones.


    this is kinda touchy, since it's not your own money but rather money that belongs to someone else - specifically the people who raised you and are giving you a home and food.

    having said that, if you can simply place the money someplace safe and save it until there's enough to buy a whole system, that would be better. unless they need that money to buy something stupid like food, or pay rent.

    now, having also said THAT, once you do have enough to buy stuff or even if you buy stuff now, 95% of the time you don't need to buy extra stuff. the power supply should have the right connectors and enough of them, and some cards which are "mid-range" include a power adapter just in case you have a more basic power supply (the high-end cards assume you have a proper high-end power supply so they are less likely to include any power adapters, and the low-end cards usually don't need any special power anyways)


    Okay thanks for clearing this up, I wish i could select multiple solutions but meh, I guess I will save money in some secret place then :P
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