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430W PSU ok for build?
Jan 16, 2013, 8:17 PM
Ok, I'm building a gaming pc. Please note I am going to be playing MMOs and some mods off steam with it and I AM NOT OVERCLOCKING no interest in it.
My question is will a corsair 430W handle this rig fine?
AMD Phenom x II 965 Black Edition
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Wintec one 8gb ram
Galaxy GeForce GTX650 1GB
Raidmax Tornado (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case w/450W Power Supply *Not using the PSU in it the case just comes with 3 fans*
Corsair 430W 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply
500GB Seagate Barracuda
DVD-ROM Drive from old PC
Jan 17, 2013
Jan 16, 2013, 8:21 PM
It will be just fine. What is your budget for this rig?
Jan 16, 2013, 8:23 PM
PSU is fine if not overclocking, however, if you ever need to update your video card you will need a better PSU.
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Jan 16, 2013, 9:02 PM
i wanted to keep it under $400 since i already have the hdd and optical drive
Jan 17, 2013, 2:43 AM
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Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor
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ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
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Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card
($124.99 @ Newegg)
Cooler Master Elite 335 Upgraded ATX Mid Tower Case
($39.20 @ NCIX US)
Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
($39.99 @ Newegg)
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