Is this PSU powerful enough?

Hello, i am buying a new power supply and need to know if this power supply is powerful enough to power my computer.

The power supply i am looking at is a Corsair 600W CX Builder Series, and these are my components:

Processor: Intel Core i5 2300
Motherboard: Sabertooth P67
Graphics card: HD 4830
Hard Drive: 7200 rpm sata
Ram: 8gb G.Skill RipjawsX
Fans: 6 x 120mm

Will this power supply be good enough to run these components, also will it be able to run the same setup with a HD 7850 graphics card instead?

Finally, i have read the longevity and safety of this PSU has been called into question, why is this? Is the power supply safe to run and will it last a long time and not damage other components when it does die?
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  1. if will be only using one GPU, a 600W to 650W PSU will work fine.

    I would spend the extra money and get a quality PSU like this Seasonic

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095
  2. Emerald said:
    if will be only using one GPU, a 600W to 650W PSU will work fine.

    I would spend the extra money and get a quality PSU like this Seasonic

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095


    Hi, thanks for the reply, what is better about the power supply you linked?
    Has the power supply i mentioned (Corsair 600W CX) had any problems that could damage other components in my computer?
  3. The CX series is a bit mediocre compared to AX, HX, and TX. Though that doesn't mean it'll fry your components, it's still fair quality compared to generic PSUs.

    500-550w should be plenty for a single GPU system, and the CX600 in reality is around that in terms of amperage.
  4. excella1221 said:
    The CX series is a bit mediocre compared to AX, HX, and TX. Though that doesn't mean it'll fry your components, it's still fair quality compared to generic PSUs.

    500-550w should be plenty for a single GPU system, and the CX600 in reality is around that in terms of amperage.


    Hi, thanks for the reply, would a Corsair TX550M be a better choice or maybe a Corsair TX 650W V2? Would the 650w one be able to handle two graphics cards, if i were to upgrade in the future?
  5. TX550M would be good for a single, sure.
    TX650 v2... It depends on which GPU you're going to Crossfire. I believe up to the 7870, a decent 650w would be okay.
  6. misterbsteam1 said:
    Hi, thanks for the reply, would a Corsair TX550M be a better choice or maybe a Corsair TX 650W V2? Would the 650w one be able to handle two graphics cards, if i were to upgrade in the future?



    Hi - if you are in the US and can act today, you could get a Seasoninc X-750 gold for under $100,
    I paid that for my Seasonic X-650 and it was a super deal.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087

    Tom
  7. excella1221 said:
    TX550M would be good for a single, sure.
    TX650 v2... It depends on which GPU you're going to Crossfire. I believe up to the 7870, a decent 650w would be okay.


    Okay thanks for the help, i'll go with the TX550M as i wont be going crossfire for a while.
  8. toyftw said:
    Hi - if you are in the US and can act today, you could get a Seasoninc X-750 gold for under $100,
    I paid that for my Seasonic X-650 and it was a super deal.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087

    Tom


    Hi, unfortunately i'm in the UK :( . Thanks anyway though.
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