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March 5, 2013 11:50:54 PM

Hi,
I was wondering if a corsair CX430, non-modular edition is enough for these componets

CPU: A6-5400k @ 4.0 Ghz...I think same wattage becuause I haven't changed the voltage or anything
Hard Drive: 2 7200rpm Hard Drives 3Gbps
1 cold cathode
4 case fans (120mm, 250mm, 75mm, 80mm)
1 DVD Drive
Temprature monitor (2 prongs)
2 fan controllers
---One controls the 80mm, and one controls the 120mm/250mm
OH yeah...the 80mm and 250mm are led fans.

This is the most i think im going to put in my computer and i was wondering if a 430 psu could handle it?
And if it cant is the CX600 modular a good replacement?





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March 6, 2013 12:24:44 AM

without a dedicated gfx card yes it will be enough but if your thinking that it will play games think again.
get the fastest ram you can find as the a6 will benefit from it but as i say gaming perfomancew will be very hit and miss regardless.
its fine for browsing and email with some basic gaming (cod 4 medium settings @720p) giving 30fps. but not much more even at lower settings.
so although the 430 w will be more than enough i recomend you buy a different psu around 550w from antec or seasonic. rather than the cx600 which is ok but not as well made as the other 2's 550w units.
as that way you will have enough headroom to add a medium spec gfx card.
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March 6, 2013 1:26:32 AM

low end gamr said:
Hi,
I was wondering if a corsair CX430, non-modular edition is enough for these componets

CPU: A6-5400k @ 4.0 Ghz...I think same wattage becuause I haven't changed the voltage or anything
Hard Drive: 2 7200rpm Hard Drives 3Gbps
1 cold cathode
4 case fans (120mm, 250mm, 75mm, 80mm)
1 DVD Drive
Temprature monitor (2 prongs)
2 fan controllers
---One controls the 80mm, and one controls the 120mm/250mm
OH yeah...the 80mm and 250mm are led fans.

This is the most i think im going to put in my computer and i was wondering if a 430 psu could handle it?
And if it cant is the CX600 modular a good replacement?





*(future upgrade)


Are you planning on adding a gpu? If so, need to wait on psu recommendation.
If you are not going to add a gpu(why 4 case fans?), you don't even need the cx430, you
could go with a 300, 350, or 380w.



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March 6, 2013 1:50:42 PM

toyftw said:
Are you planning on adding a gpu? If so, need to wait on psu recommendation.
If you are not going to add a gpu(why 4 case fans?), you don't even need the cx430, you
could go with a 300, 350, or 380w.


I will be planning to add a gpu 7770 was what I was thinking, and Ive already got the parts so I was wondering if the 430w would be able to handle these componets with a 7770
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March 6, 2013 1:59:30 PM

low end gamr said:
I will be planning to add a gpu 7770 was what I was thinking, and Ive already got the parts so I was wondering if the 430w would be able to handle these componets with a 7770


more then enough power as you will be around 250-275w total system power with that set up

FYI, the corsair 430w has received good reviews from top professional review sites like techpowerup, jonnyguru, and hardware secrets so disregard nit wit fan boy opinions about its "quality"
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March 6, 2013 2:01:22 PM

low end gamr said:
I will be planning to add a gpu 7770 was what I was thinking, and Ive already got the parts so I was wondering if the 430w would be able to handle these componets with a 7770


Yes, a cx 430 will handle a sys with one 7770. If it's one
of the newer model cx430's it actually has 32a on the +12v
rail, which is good. The discntd models had 28a, still enough
to run a 7770 sys.
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March 6, 2013 2:01:33 PM

low end gamr said:
I will be planning to add a gpu 7770 was what I was thinking, and Ive already got the parts so I was wondering if the 430w would be able to handle these componets with a 7770


Yes, a cx 430 will handle a sys with one 7770. If it's one
of the newer model cx430's it actually has 32a on the +12v
rail, which is good. The discntd models had 28a, still enough
to run a 7770 sys.
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a b ) Power supply
March 6, 2013 2:02:46 PM

toyftw said:
Are you planning on adding a gpu? If so, need to wait on psu recommendation.
If you are not going to add a gpu(why 4 case fans?), you don't even need the cx430, you
could go with a 300, 350, or 380w.


toy, you make too much sense on all your posts...what are you doing on this forum ;) 
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March 6, 2013 6:37:30 PM

dirtyferret said:
toy, you make too much sense on all your posts...what are you doing on this forum ;) 


LOL! You have sensible advice yourself.
I got good advice here (even tho I didn't quite follow it) as a Nooob when I needed a
PSU, so tryin to do the same for others.
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March 6, 2013 7:24:52 PM

Stay far away from the CX line of PSUs, they are garbage. Grab an XFX instead or something.
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