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What PSU would you recommend for this build?

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November 27, 2012 11:53:51 AM

I'm probably going to overclock my CPU and i'm not completely sure that the PSU I have would be sufficient enough. If the one I currently have is not good enough can you guys suggest one that would be for under 50$?

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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($86.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $526.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-27 08:51 EST-0500)

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November 27, 2012 11:56:01 AM

Rather get the ANTEC NEO ECO 520W, its a great PSU at a good price.
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November 27, 2012 12:15:18 PM

I'm keeping the same GPU, but would my PSU be good enough if I would overclock it?
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November 27, 2012 12:18:41 PM

yes technically it will. But a little grace would be safer. Thats why I suggested the 520W. This will give you more headroom and better power stability under heavy load.
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November 27, 2012 12:20:26 PM

Well that Cx 430V2 is great and it will handle the OC but if u can change to Antec Vp450 as it is a better PSU.

On the 12 V rail Antec has more W so it is safer than Cx 430.

Gpu 80W
Cpu 125W
Hdd 15W
Dvd 25W
Ram 16W

=261W

So even with OC u will be safe
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November 27, 2012 12:31:34 PM

Should I try building my computer with the PSU I have now?Is there anyway I could see how many watts I'm using with it?
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November 27, 2012 12:46:15 PM

I just told ya:) 

Cx 430V2 is ok but Antec is a bit better!
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November 27, 2012 6:48:34 PM

prototype18 said:
I just told ya:) 

Cx 430V2 is ok but Antec is a bit better!



Sorry skimmed through the post and missed that part lol. Would there be any way I can see how many watts my PC uses after overclock?
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November 27, 2012 9:41:11 PM

U need to buy it at the store so u can see how much it pulls from the wall.
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November 27, 2012 9:53:43 PM

If you could throw in the extra $10 then you could get a Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 600Watt power supply. I'm no cooler master fanboy, but you can also get a Thermaltake PSU for I think $5 less, but I really thing Cooler Master is worth it
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November 27, 2012 9:58:26 PM

Solid_Snake3 said:
If you could throw in the extra $10 then you could get a Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 600Watt power supply. I'm no cooler master fanboy, but you can also get a Thermaltake PSU for I think $5 less, but I really thing Cooler Master is worth it


I cant believe what i read. Crapmaster dsnt make PSU (except silent M ) and thermaltalke either.
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November 28, 2012 1:58:31 PM

prototype18 said:
I cant believe what i read. Crapmaster dsnt make PSU (except silent M ) and thermaltalke either.


Agreed Coolermaster PSUs sucks mostly. So does Thermaltake, some select good units but yeah.
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