Hello everyone My name is Preston and I have a Dilemma.
You see I'm building a PC at 14 And was wondering if the power supply and Case I picked are good enough for my system. If you find that my system has some parts that need adjusting please tell me. Here is my system And what a 430 watt power supply has to run.
Case: Coolermaster Elite 430
Power Supply: Corsair CX430
Motherboard: ASrock M3A770DE AM3 Socket
CPU: Amd Phenom II X4 965 BE 3.4Ghz
Video Card: Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTX
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm SATA 250gb Hard Drive
DVD Drive: Sony Optiarc AD7280S-OB 24x DVDRW Drive - 24x, SATA, Black, OEM
The power supply will also be running up to 7 120mm case Fans
Can you tell me if this build is good? Do I need to change anything? Can My power Supply Handle all of this? for a Long period of time like 3 years? Is the case I picked good? that concludes this post please tell me what you think.
If everything is already bought and done, then yes, you've got a good, solid PSU for the system. The CX430 will carry it for a few years, although giving a time frame is impossible because of the overall reliability of all PSU's.
If it doesn't pop due to normal wear and tear then I see no reason why it won't carry this build for 3 years and more.
For a system using a single GeForce 8800 GTX graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 450 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 28 Amps or greater and that has at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.
Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Continuous Amperage Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important factor.
The Corsair Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2), with its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 28 Amps and with one (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector, is electrically borderline sufficient to power your system configuration with a single GeForce 8800 GTX. This power supply is also deficient by one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector so you'll have to resort to using a dual 4-pin Molex peripheral connector to 6-pin PCI Express adapter power cable usually included in the graphics card package.
There's no spare capacity to handle any overclocking.
Wait I have to get a new power supply???? WHy??? because it only has one 6pin connector?
I didn't say that a new power supply is required because one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector is missing. I said you'll have to resort to using a dual 4-pin Molex peripheral connector to 6-pin PCI Express adapter power cable usually included in the graphics card package.
If you're planning on doing any overclocking then yes you will need a new power supply.
for a Long period of time like 3 years? Unless that 8800GTX fails and takes out the PSU, or a electrical surge hits it, etc., - you can expect it to give good service probably as long as you own that system.
Yes I did buy the power supply already. Its a nice power supply too then I bought a molex to pci express adapter. The card I'm buying is the 768 mb 8800GTX I think I'm buyIng it for 10$ and a hard drive too 10$ so yeah I'm getting a good deal. I'm not gonna runn all case fans maybe 3-4 I dpnt know exact model of the gtx. So my power supply will power my wholr system And I wont have to get a new one. Thanx everybody about the ram I'm just gonna get 8gb so that solves the problem thn I need to somehow get windows 7 for cheap but dont have any money xcan I buy win 7 off you one of you guys for cheap? Thanx all reply back
Sorry for bringing up an old thread but I bought a Sapphire Radeon HD 6850. and sold that other card. I also replaced the motherboard with Asus M4A87TD Evo. power supply is the same but I might need to get a new hardrive. DO I need a new one?