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Cx430 & 660ti

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January 30, 2013 5:36:11 AM

My birthday is the 24th and I'm for sure getting an msi 660ti power edition. I have a 3570k (only oc'd to 3.8). I have a cx430 power supply and I was wondering if it could handle the 660ti. I am fairly certain it will but I just want to be assured by the community. And please don't say the cx series has bad caps go with another brand because I already have it!
Also please don't say it only has one 6 pin on the psu because the card comes with an adapter.
Thanks in advace,

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a b ) Power supply
January 30, 2013 5:50:30 AM

Total wattage it should be close to max on that psu which will shorten the life, encourage crashing, and run hot and inefficient.
If it crashes you will know why.
January 30, 2013 5:53:31 AM

Yes, it could be ran on the psu, BUT, i recommend you make the cpu run at stock and undervolt it. I would also suggest you dont go with the power edition gpu as you cannot be overclocking, I would suggest you try undervolting everything that you can.
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January 30, 2013 5:57:26 AM

Well I looked at an anandtech article and with an overclocked cpu and a 660ti gigabyte oc it was only drawing 310 watts maximum
January 30, 2013 5:57:40 AM

For the whole computer
January 30, 2013 6:40:33 AM

I think I'll just use this and upgrade later.
a b ) Power supply
January 30, 2013 7:07:52 AM

That's my point. Use it and see where you're at. It should work for now, but will need to be your next upgrade. Good luck and as always, happy gaming!

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a c 1101 ) Power supply
January 30, 2013 5:50:10 PM

For a system using a single NVIDIA reference design GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 450 Watt or greater system power supply that has a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 24 Amps or greater and that has at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) rated at 45°C - 50°C ambient temperature, is the most important factor.

Overclocking of the CPU and/or factory or manual overclocking of the GPU(s) will require an additional increase to the maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current ratings, recommended above, to meet the increase in power required for the overclock. The additional amount required will depend on the magnitude of the overclock being attempted.

The Corsair Builder Series CX430 (SKU# CP-9020046), with its maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 32 Amps and with one (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector, is electrically sufficient to power your system configuration with a single GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics card but is deficient by one PCI Express supplementary power connector so you'll have to resort to using a dual 4-pin Molex peripheral to 6-pin PCIe adapter cable that MSI includes with their graphics cards.
January 30, 2013 7:43:16 PM

Best answer selected by drew13.
January 30, 2013 7:45:22 PM

Thanks everybody for your help, I will upgrade my power supply in about 2 months.