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Building a new rig, in need of help with the PSU

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January 7, 2013 10:17:59 PM

Hi. I'm putting up a new rig and seeing as I like to do a little gaming, I'm putting up something that I think will cover my needs. I'm not really into FPSes and overall most triple A titles, so it's a machine more focused on some MMOs and some more 'niche' games, stuff like Phantasy Star Online 2, for instance, lol. :kaola: 

That said, this is what I have in mind:

- i3 3320 @ 3.30 GHz (I wanted the 2120 since it was cheaper, but I can't find it anywhere locally, so... lol)
- 4 GB RAM DDR3
- ASUS P8H61
- Radeon HD 6850

Now, my question is more related to the PSU. I've no real clue of how much I should be aiming for, but I was wondering if the Corsair CX 430 would be enough to supply this machine properly? I don't feel like I'm going to be doing any OC'ing or upgrading this with Crossfire and stuff like that any time soon, so it's basically this build. Thanks in advance.

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January 7, 2013 10:29:17 PM

That PSU is more than enough for the PC specs you laid out even if you overclock your GPU (you can't overclock the cpu or go CFX with that motherboard/cpu)

one thing is that the motherboard you chose are all micro-atx or mini-itx motherboards.
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January 7, 2013 10:38:46 PM

I see, thanks. as for the micro-itx thing, I must confess it is not something I am acquainted with. But if it's related to the not being able to do crossfire, that's fine -- I wasn't exactly planning to, so it's not a huge bummer. Anyhow, are there any issues with the board that I should know of, aside from that? Like I said, I'm not exactly doing any heavy work with the machine and the gaming will be quite "light", haha.

Once again, thanks for the help.
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January 7, 2013 10:46:32 PM

burucchi said:
I see, thanks. as for the micro-itx thing, I must confess it is not something I am acquainted with. But if it's related to the not being able to do crossfire, that's fine -- I wasn't exactly planning to, so it's not a huge bummer. Anyhow, are there any issues with the board that I should know of, aside from that? Like I said, I'm not exactly doing any heavy work with the machine and the gaming will be quite "light", haha.

Once again, thanks for the help.


I just brought up the form factor because it would affect the case you get. like you wouldn't want to get a mid tower case for a micro-itx since it's so damn small... and there would be so much empty space in the case...
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