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Help with power supply wattage, and part choice.

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June 9, 2012 11:56:07 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: A couple weeks from now

Budget Range: $620

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required:mouse, keyboard, monitor, hard drive, cd drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon, or newegg (whichever one is cheapest)

Country:Us

Parts Preferences: Intel, Amd ati, asrock, corsair

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:none

Parts:
i3 2120
sapphire radeon hd 6950
asrock z68 pro3 gen3
corsair vengeance 1x4 gb 1600Mhz
cooler master storm scout
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My question is, are these parts a good choice, and will this power supply be sufficiant?:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2T2TM/ref=ox_sc_a...
(430 watts)

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June 9, 2012 11:58:46 PM

No. Get an XFX 550W.
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June 10, 2012 12:05:46 AM

64bitgenius said:
Approximate Purchase Date: A couple weeks from now

Budget Range: $620

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required:mouse, keyboard, monitor, hard drive, cd drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon, or newegg (whichever one is cheapest)

Country:Us

Parts Preferences: Intel, Amd ati, asrock, corsair

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:none

Parts:
i3 2120
sapphire radeon hd 6950
asrock z68 pro3 gen3
corsair vengeance 1x4 gb 1600Mhz
cooler master storm scout
-------------------------------------------------
My question is, are these parts a good choice, and will this power supply be sufficiant?:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2T2TM/ref=ox_sc_a...
(430 watts)


If you change that HD 6950 to HD 7850, that 430W PSU will work.
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June 10, 2012 12:06:30 AM

what if I upgraded it to 500w?
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June 10, 2012 12:07:34 AM

It still won't work because the CX430 doesn't supply 430W.
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June 10, 2012 12:08:26 AM

so what does it supply?
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June 10, 2012 12:09:18 AM

In the 300 watts range.
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June 10, 2012 12:10:49 AM

O.o what power supply do you reccomend for around the same price?
Edit: Will an xfx atx 450watt do the job well?
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June 10, 2012 11:41:47 AM

Best answer selected by 64bitgenius.
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