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a b U Graphics card
July 18, 2012 12:45:38 PM

Hello my specs are
CPU-i3 2100
GPU-HD 5770 1GB 850M
RAM-4GB DDR 3
mob-intel DH 61ww
HDD-western digital 1 TB
optical-1 DVD drive
(plus 3 cooling fans on the cabinet)
I am looking for a psu for my pc since my old 10$ PSU broke up and i bought the same 10$ PSU again to save money.but now i am starting to see memory dumb error and my pc restarts frequently.SO i decided to buy a new PSU.
i am considering the
corsair-cx430 :) 
corsair-cx500 :( 
corsair-gs500(pls recommend this only if absolutely necessary cause i am short on money :sweat: )
I am more attracted towards the cx 430 i know my hd 5770 requires 450w PSU but it saves money ;) 
but if necessary i will consider the cx 500 & gs 500 :( 

so what do you guys say
1.can i buy the cx 430??
2.is there any other psu that are recommended??

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July 18, 2012 12:53:54 PM

The one component in any computer that you shouldn't cut corners on is the PSU. The 500w seems to have good reviews and corsair are a solid brand for PSU's and I know it costs a little more but buying a one that is insufficient for your needs or is maxed out from the start may end up costing you more in the long run. I would personally get either the cs500 or gs500 as both will solve your problem and give you a little extra juice to play with.
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a b U Graphics card
July 18, 2012 12:59:36 PM

For that machine the cx 430 will be more than enough (love my cx600)
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a b U Graphics card
July 18, 2012 1:01:19 PM

MEMOFLEX said:
The one component in any computer that you shouldn't cut corners on is the PSU. The 500w seems to have good reviews and corsair are a solid brand for PSU's and I know it costs a little more but buying a one that is insufficient for your needs or is maxed out from the start may end up costing you more in the long run. I would personally get either the cs500 or gs500 as both will solve your problem and give you a little extra juice to play with.

Dude i know that but on my 10$ psu i used it for 1 year with no problems :lol: 
only the difference now is games are more graphically advanced and needs more power
if a 10$ psu says it has 500 watts it would not even have 450watt out
if that crap :pt1cable:  can run my pc for 1 year without no problems why cant a branded psu :sol:  do so
thanks for ypur reply :love:  :hello: 
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a c 177 U Graphics card
July 18, 2012 1:12:16 PM

Agree with Spentshell, the cx430 is quite enough, just do n't get into heavy overclocking ;)  .
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July 18, 2012 1:13:16 PM

I always err on the side of caution with PSU's and go for a little more than I need so follow spentshells advice dude. I always work on principle that if you are paying x amount for 1 PSU and a little more for more powerful one then it works out cheaper than having to upgrade PSU again if you change setup again in future.

Hope advice wasn't misleading :D 
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a b U Graphics card
July 18, 2012 1:18:42 PM

Yadhu said:
Hello my specs are
CPU-i3 2100
GPU-HD 5770 1GB 850M
RAM-4GB DDR 3
mob-intel DH 61ww
HDD-western digital 1 TB
optical-1 DVD drive
(plus 3 cooling fans on the cabinet)
I am looking for a psu for my pc since my old 10$ PSU broke up and i bought the same 10$ PSU again to save money.but now i am starting to see memory dumb error and my pc restarts frequently.SO i decided to buy a new PSU.
i am considering the
corsair-cx430 :) 
corsair-cx500 :( 
corsair-gs500(pls recommend this only if absolutely necessary cause i am short on money :sweat: )
I am more attracted towards the cx 430 i know my hd 5770 requires 450w PSU but it saves money ;) 
but if necessary i will consider the cx 500 & gs 500 :( 

so what do you guys say
1.can i buy the cx 430??
2.is there any other psu that are recommended??

5770 is right there with a 6850 as far as power consumption, slightly lower
Tom's June 2011 build was similar to yours, except for the 6850
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/diy-gaming-pc,2970....



The CX 430 will give you more than enough juice, even with overclocking
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July 18, 2012 1:19:55 PM

430 is more than you need. For reference, I had a 400w corsair power an old hd2900xt before with a higher tdp cpu. When it comes to PSUs, bigger is not better, but NEVER skimp on quality. For your setup, I would estimate full load power from the wall to be at ~200 watts, about half way the 430cx will provide and thus enjoy good efficiency at load with room to upgrade stuff later.
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July 18, 2012 1:26:00 PM

It is enough. But do remember capacitor aging. If you plan to keep your PSU for more than a year and upgrade your PC, I think spending an extra $10 or $15 for a PSU with 500W or 550W is wise. Brands like FSP are quite cheap and offer really good reliability.
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a b U Graphics card
July 18, 2012 1:35:53 PM

alvinyang said:
It is enough. But do remember capacitor aging. If you plan to keep your PSU for more than a year and upgrade your PC, I think spending an extra $10 or $15 for a PSU with 500W or 550W is wise. Brands like FSP are quite cheap and offer really good reliability.

Even if he ran his system flatout 24/7 , the 35% load he'd be putting on a 430 watt psu isn't enough to have to worry about "capacitor aging"
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a b U Graphics card
July 18, 2012 1:48:46 PM

alvinyang said:
It is enough. But do remember capacitor aging. If you plan to keep your PSU for more than a year and upgrade your PC, I think spending an extra $10 or $15 for a PSU with 500W or 550W is wise. Brands like FSP are quite cheap and offer really good reliability.

dude capacitor aging has nothing to do here :pfff:  .
both the psu are made by corsair i don't think that they will use bad capacitors on lower watt rated psu :heink: 
maybe just a less capacitance value would be used.
if i buy a 10$ psu
then i agree with you ;) 
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a b U Graphics card
July 18, 2012 1:51:22 PM

get the cx 500 good for future proffing
spending a few more rupees now will save you a lot later...
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a b U Graphics card
July 18, 2012 4:08:15 PM

Best answer selected by Yadhu.
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