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Need advice on PSU decision for Gaming PC

Hi guys. I'm currently building my first gaming PC for $1000 or less. Most of the parts I've already bought, except the Power Supply, CPU, Case, and Video card.

On PC Part Picker, it suggests that my watt usage is 415W. I'm thinking of getting a 430W PSU 80+ Bronze from Corsair. However, PSU calculators online suggest otherwise... they suggest to get a PSU of 500 or more Watts... I also don't plan on OC'ing at this moment.

Should I be worried if I get the 430W PSU? Below is my current build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (Purchased For $94.99)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For $79.99)
Storage: Seagate 600 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (Purchased For $139.99)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $88.99)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($264.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Canada Computers)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan (Purchased For $5.99)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan (Purchased For $5.99)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan (Purchased For $5.99)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($65.98 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Total: $982.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-06 19:15 EST-0500)

Watt Usage:

AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor
15W - 125W

Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
17W - 70W

Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
10W - 10W

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
4W - 20W

Seagate 600 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
1W - 5W

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card
42W - 170W

Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan
1W - 5W

Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan
1W - 5W

Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan
1W - 5W

Total:
92W - 415W
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  1. I would get Atleast a 500 watt PSU. any brand preference?
  2. CX430 from Corsair is a very poor supply.
  3. Get this one made by SEASONIC , plenty of power.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $59.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-06 19:47 EST-0500)
  4. XxD34THxX said:
    I would get Atleast a 500 watt PSU. any brand preference?


    No brand preference. Just one that's not too expensive but is reliable.
  5. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    CX430 from Corsair is a very poor supply.


    What if I were to get a case with a PSU (500W+)?
  6. never use a psu that came with the case unless it is a combo by the seller.
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Series-Watt-CX600/dp/B0092ML0OC/ref=pd_cp_pc_0
    I love how with about 70 cents, you add a 100 watts
  7. The CX , VS , and RM series all use poor capacitors.
  8. Best answer
    Get the XFX , I linked above ,it's made by the best = SEASONIC.
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