Is this power supply adequate?

Hello,

My build is being shipped from newegg.. the parts are as follows:

AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDX840WFGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103921&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3067296&SID=

ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3067296&SID=

G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231396&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3067296&SID=

EVGA 01G-P3-1380-KR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) SSC 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130596&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3067296&SID=

Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001U3S5S0?ie=UTF8&tag=hardwarevol03-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001U3S5S0

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD R 8X DVD RW 8X DVD R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106334&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3067296&SID=

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3067296&SID=

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0?ie=UTF8&tag=hardwarevol03-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002G1YPH0

Corsair Nova Series 32 GB Supported Solid State Drive CSSD-V32GB2-BRKT
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003KWSWOG?ie=UTF8&tag=hardwarevol03-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003KWSWOG

..and the power supply I chose was:


Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371045&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3067296&SID=

Will this adequate enough to power this config??

Thanks!
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  1. Hi and welcome to Tom's forum

    1- Change the RAM for this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277&cm_re=ripjaws_1600-_-20-231-277-_-Product that's better
    2- Never buy a new PSU without check the specs, you GPU need 2x6 PCI-E connector and that PSU only comes with one. Go with this one if you can: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&cm_re=650W-_-17-139-005-_-Product
  2. do you have a budget for your PSU before we start linking units that are overkill?

    also realize you are getting a CF mobo but a Nvidia video card. perfectly fine if you have no desire to ever run a CF set up.
  3. Thanks for your help!!

    Im going to get an RMA on the psu and ram and swap them for your recommendations..

    i had ~$750 budget and followed the orange tier on this guide:
    http://www.hardware-revolution.com/budget-gaming-pc-q4-2010/

    ..which was updated about a month ago. I added a couple of recommended upgrades from the same guide. It claimed the power supply was fine but i had my suspicions since i chose to upgrade a few parts.

    Also, I posted elsewhere on this forum about my concern regarding the cpu/mobo and video card conflict. I figured since i was building a budget pc, any plans on crossfire/sli would be misplaced and all performance gains would be bottlenecked by the budget cpu. It was explained to me that my assumptions were correct and it would be best to get the most value for my single video card budget.

    That being said i havent built a machine in many years so if theres something im overlooking please let me know. In the meantime im going to grab that RMA for the psu and ram and order the replacements.

    Thanks for your help!! any more suggestions are always welcome
  4. I don't care that it's an Antec, I wouldn't touch any PSU with a little voltage switch. At best, it is an older, inefficient design. If this is what they intend to replace the Earthwatts line, I'll be switching to Seasonic or Corsair for entry-level PSUs.
  5. wutangclams said:
    Thanks for your help!!

    Im going to get an RMA on the psu and ram and swap them for your recommendations..

    i had ~$750 budget and followed the orange tier on this guide:
    http://www.hardware-revolution.com/budget-gaming-pc-q4-2010/

    ..which was updated about a month ago. I added a couple of recommended upgrades from the same guide. It claimed the power supply was fine but i had my suspicions since i chose to upgrade a few parts.

    Also, I posted elsewhere on this forum about my concern regarding the cpu/mobo and video card conflict. I figured since i was building a budget pc, any plans on crossfire/sli would be misplaced and all performance gains would be bottlenecked by the budget cpu. It was explained to me that my assumptions were correct and it would be best to get the most value for my single video card budget.

    That being said i havent built a machine in many years so if theres something im overlooking please let me know. In the meantime im going to grab that RMA for the psu and ram and order the replacements.

    Thanks for your help!! any more suggestions are always welcome


    your CPU and video card are good selections for a budget rig

    this PSU is within your budget, an excellent selection, and plenty powerful to run just about any single gpu card out there
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371035
  6. just got the rma and switched to the corsair psu and ripjaw ram... hopefully this the final draft of my order// i guess it has to be since im maxxed out $$$

    very excited though... havent had a capable machine in some time.. even if its a budget box

    again.. thanks for all your help!
  7. sorry ct1615.. didnt catch your suggestion in time and went with the corsair.. a bit over budget but ill live..

    on the other hand i just got newegg to waive the restock fee so im all smiles now.
  8. no worries, that corsair is a great PSU. didn't know if you could afford it, that's all
  9. Well, being a little bigger than needed, the Corsair will support a substantial video card upgrade if you ever want it.
  10. There's really no sense in getting less than a 650 watter these days. The Corsair HX/ AX series , XFX Black Edition, Antec SG / CP series, Seagate X series represent the top tier ..... 2nd tier is perfectly suitable for most build sand this would include the Antec TP New, amd EA series, Corsair TX series, and XFX Core series.

    The XFX's can be had $20 or $30 cheaper than the competition. Since you have an SLI board and can therefore can add a 2nd 460 some time i the future, you'll therefore want a PSU with four PCI-Epower connectors.

    This will handle two460's for $58

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207007
  11. That's an excellent deal. At that price, if I anticipated needing another beefy PSU any time soon, I'd be tempted to get one just to sit on a shelf.
  12. JackNaylorPE said:
    There's really no sense in getting less than a 650 watter these days.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207007


    :pfff: what if you never plan to run dual cards are ludicrous priced flagship video cards
  13. At this point, I'd not call a PSU overkill, just say that you are thinking in future trying to avoid the future "you also need a new PSU for that upgrade"
  14. saint19 said:
    I'd not call a PSU overkill


    point proven, thank you :pfff:
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