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November 22, 2012 4:02:06 AM

Hi just purchased most of my new PC and need a quality PSU to finish the build. Here is what I have:

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z77E-ITX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper TX3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BitFenix Prodigy Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel 335 Series 240GB SATA III SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD player - cheapest

Graphics - 660 2GB, will use integrated graphics for a month till i can afford it x_x
Recommended PSU for the card is at 450w
http://videocardz.com/nvidia/geforce-600/geforce-gtx-66...

SO... i need a PSU and looking for quality one to support all these parts i already have.


Will this one cut the mustard?

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Its currently on black Friday sale at newegg for $36.99 and comes with a $20 rebate.
That's $16.99 o_O Should it power everything? Is it reliable to trust w my equipment? any recommendations would be much appreciated tnx!

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November 22, 2012 4:47:47 AM

It'll work just fine. Just don't go overclocking like there's no tomorrow.
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November 22, 2012 5:05:19 AM

As long as u don't OC or plan to SLI/cross fire, it'll be fine.
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November 22, 2012 6:04:37 AM

ttcboy said:
As long as u don't OC or plan to SLI/cross fire, it'll be fine.


Would like to give it a small OC. No way to put in a 2nd Graphics cards, so no sli. Am i gonna be pushing this power supply constantly near its limit? or is the recommended 450w (based on the graphics card) an extreme i won't likely ever hit with this setup?

My main concern is i want this build to last a few years of being constantly on. Also i've never had a psu fail before... would that trash my components?
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November 22, 2012 9:51:36 PM

The best way is to try calculate it here : http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js...

don't forget to put in ur target OC and volt.

Generally, most modern PSU perform most efficient at their 50%~80% load, so just have a bit more buffer on top of ur maximum load won't hurt.
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November 22, 2012 10:33:28 PM

NewGuy9000 said:
Would like to give it a small OC. No way to put in a 2nd Graphics cards, so no sli. Am i gonna be pushing this power supply constantly near its limit? or is the recommended 450w (based on the graphics card) an extreme i won't likely ever hit with this setup?

My main concern is i want this build to last a few years of being constantly on. Also i've never had a psu fail before... would that trash my components?



No. Your computer will draw at most 150w from gpu and somewhere in the neighborhood of 77w for CPU and ~20-30w for peripherals. All of which should come out to be around 200-250w on the 12v rail on standard gaming loads. Overclocking pushes to closer to 250w on the 12v rails and maybe a tad more depending on how far you try to push the overclocks.

A CX430 Bronze has a 12v rail rated to output somewhere around 330-340w iirc. It'll work fine but just don't do anything crazy so you can save yourself from potential headaches.
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November 23, 2012 5:00:47 AM

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