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September 25, 2009 3:43:53 PM

I was wondering with this current build would the Corsair power supply be efficient enough to power the system. It was recommended to me and I only heard good things about Corsair. The thing is it's only 400w and I just wanted more opinions on if it will power my system. I also notice on the GPU I picked out it says "Minimum 450W power supply requirement" and this to is making me nervous about the 400w maximum. My second option is a OCZ at 500w, would this be better then the high quality Corsair for my system?

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor $178.99 (combo with MOBO)

MOBO:
GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard (combo with cpu)

GPU:
AXFX HD-485X-ZDFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 $124.99

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) $88.99

HD:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" $49.99

Power:
CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified $49.99

Power Option 2:
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V $69.99

Thank you for you opinion.

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September 25, 2009 3:58:00 PM

Both are high quality, and on that level I'd recommend you not worry. And since your GPU requires 450w minimum, I'd buy the OCZ and be done with it.
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September 26, 2009 2:20:14 AM

Corsair HX-750 has a minimum efficiency of 89% which is unbeatable! In addition, it comes with 7-year warranty period and I am sure you will upgrade to a graphic card that require 750W in 7 years. The HX-750 woulb be the best choice if you are an American as it is really cheap in the U.S. Get the TX-650 instead if you live in NZ.
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September 26, 2009 10:07:01 AM

The general rule of thumb is a high quality 500 to 550 watt power supply with sufficient durrent (amps) on the 12 volt rail(s) can easily power a system with any single video card made.

andy5174 - You're in overkill mode. We're going to be seeing more energy efficient cpu's and video cards. It's already happening.
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September 26, 2009 11:17:11 AM

I couldnt find anyone to supply my first choice of PSU (Be Quiet Dark Power) and ended up with a 700W OCZ modular unit. Must say from first impressions the OCZ unit does a great job - maybe the 24 power lead could be a little longer for my PC (Antec 1200) but other than that well worth the money
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