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PSU & Power Consumption Question

Last response: in Components
June 1, 2014 7:44:04 PM

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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a c 1983 ) Power supply
June 1, 2014 7:49:23 PM

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 c 76 ) Power supply
June 1, 2014 7:53:01 PM

A good quality 350w PSU would be enough to power that system.
June 1, 2014 7:53:30 PM

Ah ok, thanks for the info. =)

Including all the other components, would you recommend getting a higher PSU?

Thanks =)