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CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

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July 9, 2013 1:03:12 PM

I'm building a small budget gaming rig because frankly, Xbox sucks. I just want to know is this will be enough power to run a small gaming rig, nothing fancy with all the bells and whistles. Also, are these PSU's reliable? Here's the specs.
MSI B75MA-P45 Motherboard
Intel Pentium G860 3.0ghz
Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB 1333mhz
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500Gb hard drive
Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 2gb (this gets its power directly from the motherboard)
I'm going off of duncan33303's $400 and $500 budget builds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6olutcuXHc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG6s_iWae7A
Thanks guys!
July 9, 2013 1:15:32 PM

This will be more than enough. Your system won't draw 350W even under full load. Antec makes quality PSU units so yup they are reliable.
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July 9, 2013 10:22:08 PM

Thanks for the answers guys. I'm feeling way more confident in this build now!
a b ) Power supply
July 10, 2013 10:36:09 AM

One last thing, don't buy a 2GB 7750 it'll never be powerful enough to use 2 gigs. Most importantly about that card, make sure you get a GDDR5 version and not the DDR3 kind.
July 11, 2013 9:48:11 PM

mace200200 said:
One last thing, don't buy a 2GB 7750 it'll never be powerful enough to use 2 gigs. Most importantly about that card, make sure you get a GDDR5 version and not the DDR3 kind.


Thanks for letting me know. I might spend a little more and get a better card anyways. Would the processor bottleneck an EVGA GTX650 or Radeon HD7770? both 1gb GDDR5 btw
a b ) Power supply
July 12, 2013 3:22:40 PM

Those CPU's are under rated, it'll handle a 650ti okay. 7770's are okay, but you get a pretty good performance jump for the $20 or so you spend on a 650ti. The regular 650's aren't so good, your much better off with a 7750.
So if that was confusing stick with the 7750 or get a 650ti.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/535?vs=680
July 12, 2013 11:01:50 PM

best answer goes to mace200200
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