Will a 300w PSU hold PHENOM II X4 965 Black Edition

just as the title says. Im new at computers so just for now im low on money and will get a more powerful psu in time. i have radeon hd 5450 if that means anything
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  1. A Radeon 5450 uses no power, but a 300W PSU could be disastrous - especially if it's uncertified and unrated. I'd suggest reading this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/low-cost-psu-pc-power-supply,2862.html

    You can get a Corsair CX430 for $39 after rebate. That would be ideal.
  2. and yet nobody warned me about this
    thanks for quick response
  3. There are low power Seasonic units you can trust though not much cheaper if at all.
  4. FinneousPJ said:
    There are low power Seasonic units you can trust though not much cheaper if at all.


    I used this one in an HTPC and really like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151074

    But it's quite a bit more expensive.
  5. best low power bets: Seasonic 300W
    Antec EarthWatts 380W
    Corsair CX 430W
  6. I would expect the CX430 (or any decent quality PSU 300w or more) to be sufficient for your setup, your GPU probably uses < 75W and the CPU probably < 125W. You really don't need a higher power PSU, as long as you don't buy a junky one.

    If you upgrade the GPU, the CX430W will probably be good for this gen GPUs < 200$. If you want to go a little more powerful, 60$ can get you this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093
    That 520W would be all the PSU you need for a single GPU system in most circumstances (it maybe a little low for your super high end GPUs, but I'm guessing your not about to drop 400$+ into a gpu, or for obsolete high end cards).
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