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post #1 of 11
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So, Im building a computer for a friend. I am planning on getting him a Sandy Bridge i5-2400 quad core, a GTX 560 Ti, 1 harddrive, 2 sticks of ram, 1 optical drive, and probably 3 or 4 fans running. I have a Corsair Power 400W power supply. Would it be able to power all this, or should I put in a 500 Watt or more PSU?

This is the link to the PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139008
Edited by Mmmmbaato - 5/19/11 at 7:21pm
    
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post #2 of 11
It should be able to handle it fine, just don't overclock.

Just in case, which of Corsair's 400w do you have?
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post #3 of 11
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All the box says is "CORSAIR POWER 400W" Model number is CMPSU-400cx.
It is this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139008
    
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post #4 of 11
Cutting the edge, there. Depends on which type of corsair. How many amps does it have on 12v rail(s)?
Edit: should be enough. 560's only need ~24 amps on the 12v according to newegg.
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post #5 of 11
The PSU you've listed will power the system, just don't overclock with it. Because it is at the bottom line.
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post #6 of 11
Maybe yes, maybe no. It's so close i really can not say. According to the newegg.com power supply calculator, you should get a 479 watts or greater power supply. Power supply calculators always recommend something higher than what you need.

Personally, i would buy a 500-600 watt power supply to make absolutely sure i was on the safe side.

Edit: Don't forget about capacitor aging. In 5 years, your 400 watt power supply might be a 350 watt power supply.
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 5/19/11 at 7:28pm
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post #7 of 11
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Well if you guys had to pick a quality 500-600 Watt powersupply what would it be? Id like to keep it around $60-$70 if possible.
    
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post #8 of 11
I'd go with the TX650w
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post #9 of 11
Pick up an earthwatt 500. It'll serve you well. It's been powering my rig for over 3 years, obviously I changed components once in a while.
    
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post #10 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by daydream99 View Post
Pick up an earthwatt 500. It'll serve you well. It's been powering my rig for over 3 years, obviously I changed components once in a while.
I was also thinking Earthwatts 500, that is what I have, goin strong since around 2007 or 2008.
    
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