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CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W good?

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October 17, 2009 4:50:34 PM

I am building a low budget game rig for our daughter,
Will this PS be good?

This is what Im running

motherboard-GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H

cpu-AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz

memory-OCZ Obsidian 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3

hard drive-Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB

gpu-GIGABYTE GV-R455D3-512I Radeon HD 4550 512MB

2-120mm case fans from coolermaster

October 17, 2009 4:59:17 PM

yes it would be enough
a c 248 ) Power supply
October 17, 2009 5:55:26 PM

The Corsair 400CX power supply with 30 amps on the 12 volt rail can easily power the system. The ATI HD 4550 video card is not a power hungry card so you should not have any problems.

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a b ) Power supply
October 17, 2009 6:13:02 PM

well might i make a suggestion on your build?

amd 620+ gigabyte 770

4gb ocz + ati 4670

samsung f3 500gb

corsair 450 watt

$431 and $376 amir

dunno if you bought the stuff yet but this would be a better gaming build

October 17, 2009 6:29:58 PM

So far I have the Hd, I was going to order that PS tomorrow if it will do,

other then that Im open for suggestions,

The main game that will be played on it for now is Left 4 Dead and left for dead2 in November

The gpu was just a guess, I have always owned Nvidia gpu's. My gaming rig has 2x evga gtx285 w/ I7-920 oc'd, but this rig needs to be low budget. I heard you can get a ok gaming gpu for less with ATI the nvidia, I dont know tho

a b ) Power supply
October 17, 2009 7:18:40 PM

should be fine its above the 4670
October 17, 2009 7:26:07 PM

I know the 8800 series got confusing because there are actually 2 different gens of the 8800 series, This is the first gen after mine the came out with like the 320 meg and 640 meg ver.
a b ) Power supply
October 17, 2009 7:32:25 PM

thats nvidia for you but it should run well on most games for now,get the 450 watt for a higher upgrade ceiling in future
April 1, 2010 12:06:17 PM

well i have a hd4850.will corsair 400cx handle it?or should i go to buy gigabyte superb 460w with active pfc?i need a something price rated around corsair 400 cx.