I was just wondering how I am able to run my system, seemingly fine (playing a game like CS:GO), on a 430w PSU when my GPU alone says it requires a minimum of 450w. Is the power req accurate, or is there something else to it? Should I take it back and get a higher one?
Estimated Power Comsumption (according to specs and This Site)
GPU: PowerColor Radeon HD 5750 1BG(450w) CPU: AMD FX-6300 Six-Core (95w) RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 (2-3w) Mobo: MSI 970A-G46 AMD 9 Series (??) HDD: WD Blue 1 TB (6.5-9w) SSD: Samsung 120GB 840 EVO (0.6-2.8w) Optical: LG Electronics 24X SATA (15-27w) 2x 120mm Fans
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Because A Radeon HD 5750 only needs 30 amps on the 12v rail and a 400w to 450w Power supply.
A decent 450 watt is plenty for those specs the 5750 won't even pass 100w.
A good quality 350w PSU would be enough to power that system.
Ah ok, thanks for the info. =)
Including all the other components, would you recommend getting a higher PSU?