4GB DDR3 HyperX BLU
500GB Seagate HDD
Some cheap CD Drive
Fractal Design Core 1000 mATX Case
nVidia GeForce GT 630
Corsair Builders Edition 430watt PSU
AMD A6 5400k CPU
A cheap MSI Motherboard
Im cranking up my game and upgrading some of my parts to last me ATLEAST the year, If i have to ill re-upgrade. Im thinking of buying a MSI Radeon R9 270 from OCuk GPU
Also buying a new CPU CPU
(I want a quad core and not a dual core )
Also im going to give my CPU a nice new cooler, I want to keep my system as cool as possible. Cooler
Im on a 250 pound price limit and i need to buy a new PSU but i havent got the extra cash, If i was to buy a R9 270 and run it off my 430watt psu, would that work or do i need atleast a 500w?
Sorry if this is in the wrong part of the site, Im new to tH!
You don't need to buy a new PSU. That one will serve you just fine. It's fairly low end, but it's safe and more than enough to power a R9 270. Lots of specs will say you need "at least 500W PSU", but they're really just covering themselves for the many junk PSUs on the market that can't actually deliver their rated wattage. You PSU will actually deliver the power it says it will, and is more than enough for one mid range video card. You'll be fine even if you upgrade your CPU too. You'd only need to upgrade if you wanted to add a second video card or go to a high end build.