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April 16, 2012 5:24:47 PM

Hello, I'm upgrading my old computer: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...
With the following:
AMD Phenom X4 9600 Black Edition
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX

I ordered a 430w power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But I'm starting to realize that it may not be enough?
Also If someone could help me with filling out an appropiate power supply calculator. Does it matter which one I use? Like: http://www.enermax.outervision.com/index.jsp
Basically I would like to know which fields are necessary to fill out. Under "Hard Drives," I don't undestand which one applies to my system.

Note: I would like to try and overcloack, but I heard these old chips doesn't overlock too well (it will be my first time, so I wanna practice). Also, I mainly need this system to play WOW and Guild Wars 2.

Thank you.
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April 16, 2012 6:08:17 PM

im just wondering but you seem to be replacing with older parts, or are you replacing those older parts? :p 
and for a 9800GTX that power supply should be good
a b ) Power supply
April 16, 2012 6:20:42 PM

For your system 430W PSU is sufficient.
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April 16, 2012 6:21:25 PM

nna2 said:
im just wondering but you seem to be replacing with older parts, or are you replacing those older parts? :p 
and for a 9800GTX that power supply should be good

Like which one? I'm replacing my current AMD Phenom X4 9150e with an AMD Phenom X4 9600, my 300w with a 430w,
and adding the 9800 GTX. Ya they are old parts if that's what you mean.
April 16, 2012 6:29:01 PM

abekl said:
For your system 430W PSU is sufficient.

Even after my "upgrades"?

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April 16, 2012 7:16:36 PM
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For a system using a single GeForce 9800 GTX 512 MB graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 450 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 24 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 sufficient to power your system configuration with a single GeForce 9800 GTX 512 MB. It is deficient by one PCI Express supplementary power connector so you'll have to use a dual 4-pin Molex peripheral to 6-pin PCI Express adapter cable.

I highly doubt that you'll be able to overclock the CPU with a locked down OEM motherboard BIOS.

Using http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine
April 16, 2012 7:22:22 PM

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April 16, 2012 7:23:39 PM

ko888 said:
For a system using a single GeForce 9800 GTX 512 MB graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 450 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 24 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 sufficient to power your system configuration with a single GeForce 9800 GTX 512 MB. It is deficient by one PCI Express supplementary power connector so you'll have to use a dual 4-pin Molex peripheral to 6-pin PCI Express adapter cable.

I highly doubt that you'll be able to overclock the CPU with a locked down OEM motherboard BIOS.

Using http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine
http://s18.postimage.org/m0pwgjfa1/123364_Config_PSU_Reqs.jpg

Wow..couldn't have asked for a better answer, thank you for taking the time.
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