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PSU to match new Video Card

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June 1, 2012 5:37:53 AM

I'm upgrading my graphics card from a gt 520 to a gtx 460. I was hoping for a power supply recommendation that will work with the new card.

The exact card:

My System:

Budget: Around 50 bucks if possible.

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June 1, 2012 6:17:31 AM

The CX doesn't have two 6 pin though, which I need right?
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
June 1, 2012 6:58:57 AM

amuffin said:
I would not get this power supply, the CX500W is cheaper and performs much better.

Cooler Master PSU are infamous for their failures!

really? they seem like a trustworthy company, but i'd take your word for it :p 

and yeah i changed my post afterwards

and even if it dosent have 2 6 pin connectors, you can use a Molex adapter which will work fine
June 3, 2012 9:24:06 AM

Still looking for a good options here.

Must be 550W
Must have 2 6 pin connectors


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a c 158 ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
June 3, 2012 11:30:23 AM

A system with a single GTX 460 requires a 450W PSU with a minimum of 24A on the 12V rail and two 75W 6-pin PCIe power connectors.

The CX500 has 34A on the 12V rail and two 6+2pin PCIe power connectors; it is more than sufficient for your system.

The CX430 has 28A on the 12V rail and one 6+2pin PCIe power connector; it is electrically sufficient for your build. The 6+2pin PCIe power connector on the CX430W is capable of providing 150W; an 8-pin splitter like this will provide sufficient power and connectors for the GTX460:

For a few dollars more, I would highly recommend either:
1. Seasonic M12II-520:
2. Antec Neo-Eco 520:
Both are made by Seasonic and are based on the exact same platform. The M12II is modular and has a 5 yr warranty; I have one running my rig with an HD6950 in it and it is rock solid and quiet.
June 3, 2012 11:45:55 AM

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