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January 3, 2013 11:01:22 PM

Hello,
I am new to computer building and I just ordered my parts from Newegg. My build is as follows:

CM 690 II Advanced
Intel Core i5-3570K (I plan to overclock to 4.2-4.4)
CM Hyper 212 Evo (I'm adding an extra fan for Push/Pull)
AsRock Z77 Extreme4
MSI Radeon HD 7770
8GB Crucial Ballistix RAM
Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD
Samsung 840 120gb SSD
Windows 8

I also have a Blackmagic Intensity Pro, a Linksys card for my wireless router, and a 5-way fan controller.

I guess it would also be important to know that I have 5 fans in total. (140mm LED, 140mm, and 3 120mm)


I bought a 430W Corsair power supply and I just wanna know if that is strong enough to support everything. I went to various power supply calculators and they all had around the same amount of wattage: http://gyazo.com/4ae221f80a1a2f7b76856bbed2fd6515

As you can see, the minimum is below 430W and the maximum is a little above. Should i return the power supply and upgrade? If so, to what supply? I would prefer modular.

Thanks,
SGW595

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January 3, 2013 11:12:36 PM

sgw595 said:
Hello,
I am new to computer building and I just ordered my parts from Newegg. My build is as follows:

CM 690 II Advanced
Intel Core i5-3570K (I plan to overclock to 4.2-4.4)
CM Hyper 212 Evo (I'm adding an extra fan for Push/Pull)
AsRock Z77 Extreme4
MSI Radeon HD 7770
8GB Crucial Ballistix RAM
Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD
Samsung 840 120gb SSD
Windows 8

I also have a Blackmagic Intensity Pro, a Linksys card for my wireless router, and a 5-way fan controller.

I guess it would also be important to know that I have 5 fans in total. (140mm LED, 140mm, and 3 120mm)


I bought a 430W Corsair power supply and I just wanna know if that is strong enough to support everything. I went to various power supply calculators and they all had around the same amount of wattage: http://gyazo.com/4ae221f80a1a2f7b76856bbed2fd6515

As you can see, the minimum is below 430W and the maximum is a little above. Should i return the power supply and upgrade? If so, to what supply? I would prefer modular.

Thanks,
SGW595


Hi - You will be able to run that setup with a cx430, but with aftermkt cooling,
I suspect you will be OC at some point, I think you should upgrade. A quality
550w unit would give you plenty of headroom. What is your budget $$ for a PSU?

Tom




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January 3, 2013 11:23:14 PM

With the 7770 you'll be fine with that PSU.
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January 3, 2013 11:24:56 PM

Quote:
Hi - You will be able to run that setup with a cx430, but with aftermkt cooling,
I suspect you will be OC at some point, I think you should upgrade. A quality
550w unit would give you plenty of headroom. What is your budget $$ for a PSU?

Tom


Aftermarker cooling for the PSU? If you are referring to the CPU, I have a Hyper 212 EVO.
I would say at around $100 dollars is my budget.
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January 3, 2013 11:32:29 PM

sgw595 said:
Quote:
Hi - You will be able to run that setup with a cx430, but with aftermkt cooling,
I suspect you will be OC at some point, I think you should upgrade. A quality
550w unit would give you plenty of headroom. What is your budget $$ for a PSU?

Tom


Aftermarker cooling for the PSU? If you are referring to the CPU, I have a Hyper 212 EVO.
I would say at around $100 dollars is my budget.


Yes, I was referring to the hyper 212 evo, as it will use a little more juice than stock cooling
and also implies that you plan on OC at some point which also increases
power usage from the psu. The xtra fans use very little power.

Give me a couple minutes to suggest psu's for you.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... XFX 550 - nets to $60

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... corsair cx600 nets to $60

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PC P&C modular 600w nets to $96

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ssr5... Seasonic 550 nets to $86

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