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Will this Power Supply be enough?

Last response: in Systems
January 12, 2013 10:31:15 AM

Hi, I am pretty new to this so still struggling with my first build. :hello: 

Anyway, I tried some online power supply calculators to determine what type of PSU I need, but I ended up with quite varied results. I probably don't need a very powerful one, but I want to make sure the one I have chosen will be enough.

Here is my current build:

CASE: ARIAnet StealthX Black Midi Tower - £32.52

PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-3330 3.00GHz - £134.34

MOTHERBOARD: Asus P8H61-MX R2.0 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio mATX - £69.32

RAM: Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz Red Vengeance Memory - £34.52

GRAPHICS CARD: Radeon HD 7850 - £139.39

MEMORY (HDD): 500GB Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 - £38.99

DVD DRIVE: LiteOn iHAS124 SATA DVD Write Optical Drive - £13.52

POWER SUPPLY: 430W Corsair Builder Series 430CXM 80PLUS - £38.99

KEYBOARD: Cherry INITIAL Black Wired Multimedia Keyboard - £12.99

MOUSE: Cooler Master CM Storm Xornet - £14.34

Total: £528.92

My budget was around £500, but I guess I have to go a bit above that.

I don't need an OS or monitor as I already have them. I was just wondering if 1) the PSU will be enough, 2), the parts are all compatible and 3), the fans included with the case will be enough.

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January 12, 2013 12:38:40 PM

OK, I can get that instead. Is there much of a difference?

I'm not too concerned about the fan noise, as long as the case is cooled properly.
a b ) Power supply
January 12, 2013 12:43:29 PM

Yes to all three questions.

Dont expect to overclock at all. You have a locked CPU and a H61 board, both options that will stop you from overclocking. Only way to do it from there is through the FSB, which is a lot harder than through multipliers and wont go as far.

Believe me, you will eventually care about fan noise. After all, your going to be sitting next to the thing for a long time and very frequently.