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Is my Corsair CX430M a big enough PSU for R9 280X?

Hello guys,

I'm currently running this build:
CPU: Intel i5 4570 @ 3.2GHz
RAM: 8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 5670 1GB
Mobo: ASRock H81M
PSU: Corsair CX430M (430W)


Nothing is overclocked.

I was wondering if I could put an R9 280X into my build without upgrading my power supply? I've seen many different minimum power requirements, so I wasn't quite sure.

Thanks for any help,
SturmWurbler.
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    its doable but its not recommend as Corsair CX and CS series aren't that great. If you get a 80 + gold maybe. I recommend you to get a XFX 550w or a seasonic equivalent. If you really want a modular, you will have to spend a bit more.
  2. CX series are good options for office PC's. Not gaming rigs. I agree with Suztera's suggestions.
  3. Okay thank you guys. I don't really want to spend more than £50 ($80) on a PSU, and I'd prefer it to be semi-modular or fully-modular, but it's not a requirement. What would you recommend for that price?
  4. Suztera said:
    its doable but its not recommend as Corsair CX and CS series aren't that great. If you get a 80 + gold maybe. I recommend you to get a XFX 550w or a seasonic equivalent. If you really want a modular, you will have to spend a bit more.

    Would this be okay? http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004RJ8EKI/?tag=pcp0f-21
  5. That would be alright, yes.
  6. That's a great PSU. I love XFX PSUs and you can't go wrong with them!
  7. Great, thanks guys!
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