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Is it ok to have a psu which is 430w but the graphics card needs 450w???

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March 12, 2013 5:53:27 AM

Guys I'm building a gaming rig from scratch here are the parts I'm buying
Graph card: sapphire amid /ati 7770 hd 1 gb it requires 450w
Ram:corsair vengeance DDR 3 4 gb
Psu:corsair campsite 430w
Mobo:gigabyte ga-b75m-d3h
Processor:intel 3.1 ghz lag 1155 core i5 3450
So my question is the psu I'm buying is 430w but the card needs 450w is it ok if the psu is less or will it lead to problems???? Plz reply thx in advance !!!!!!! :D 

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March 12, 2013 6:39:51 AM

Emerald dude I'm asking if its ok to hav a 430w psu I don't want a 500w one
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March 12, 2013 6:49:04 AM

By the way I have 4 hard drives and a dvd drive excluding the other parts I mentioned above soo will a 430w psu handle the 450w graph card and the other stuff or will something happen ???lz I want a yes or a no or a suggestion not a link for another psu
March 12, 2013 8:16:09 AM

I cannot find that PSU to look at the power values of it.

I found a CX430 and a CX430M

based on the power calculator I am getting 427W which would most likely kill you PSU in a short period of time since you would be running it at max.
March 12, 2013 8:28:32 AM

It says I need 410w should I stick with it and buy a 430w or 450w or higher ps: I am a noob elaborate the tricky stuff
March 12, 2013 8:59:22 AM

I would choose a 500W or even a 550W so the PSU will not be taxed as much.

also with 4HDD and a DVD you might need 5 SATA power connecters. The CX430 only has 4 SATA power connecters
March 12, 2013 9:24:51 AM

What the hell is sata I'm a noob I don't know plz explain by the way is 450 w enough?.????
March 12, 2013 9:34:14 AM

Ohk u r rite it only has 4 satas but do I need 5 sata by the way wat the hell is sata ?.??? And should a 450w psu fix this problem or should I buy a higher one like 480w r something?
March 12, 2013 10:05:25 PM

Ok I'm taking a 5 Sata psu is that enough or do I need more and should I take 450w or 500w? Plz reply for all these question :D 
March 12, 2013 10:07:42 PM

Plz reply quick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! x(
March 12, 2013 10:27:56 PM

As I said before I would take the 500W PSU
March 12, 2013 10:29:30 PM

You don't need a new PSU. People run that card off 250w just fine.
March 12, 2013 10:56:32 PM

Is 450w ok cause I don't want to buy 500w if its not necessary and is 5 Santa ohk??
March 12, 2013 10:57:58 PM

I mean sata
March 12, 2013 11:20:02 PM

Ok guys I'm buying a Cooler Master Extreme II 475 Watts PSU it is a 6 Sata thingee should I buy it?????