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but if i get a Radeon 6870 then 400W is a no go
    
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No, a 6870 will run on a CX430 fine. I ran a Q9550 and a 4870 on an Antec Earthwatts EA430 for a while, it's fine. I would prefer the CX430v2 for a 6870 though, it has a bit more on the +12V, see if you can find that. Check Ebuyer and Scan.
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I installed it in to the case and powered it all up and it ran for maybe 5 minutes before the PSU let out a flash of blue light and a big crack, it blew up in style. It was plugged in to a 4-way extension lead and managed to blow the 13 amp fuse in the lead.

Although you cant really trust them but always read the people comments at the bottom. Some give you indication if its a unknown one
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but if i get a Radeon 6870 then 400W is a no go

AMD's branding kind of mixed me up, but I think a 6870 has roughly the power consumption of a 5850, which runs fine on 430W.

As Phaedrus said, the CX430 v2 has a bit more beefy 12V. The regular CX430 can still provide enough power, but the v2 will give you headroom for some other stuff down the line.

The PSUs you mentioned are not going to deliver 650W. Not even close. They might do 400W, but then why not just get a good 400W, and not a POS 650W that can only do 400W?

See the logic?
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No way ill put a thing in my pc that destroys a 13A fuse
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No way ill put a thing in my pc that destroys a 13A fuse

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no not the corsair lol the CIT 650w psu
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i had an 850w one with an 8800gtx and m-atx and a dual core and it would cut out under heavy load. AVOID
     
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Lol. Even my average/mediocre OCZ unit, which is rated for 550W, has two rails rated for 25A each.
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post #20 of 21
Ill chime in i think.
By gold edition it merely pertains to the colour of the unit.
This unit would be lucky to get above 75% eff. Really.
Its a very cheaped out PSU with some of the worst internals iv seen on a PSU.
All that said, back when i didnt realise anything more than the manufacturer telling me the wattage wasnt always fact. I had a 700w verision of the CIT Black Edition, it ran without issues for a long time with my OC'd 1055t and HD5850. Sold it on with a PC and never heard the guy have a problem with it, so it is possible to get lucky.
Oh btw Phaedrus, that commodore 750w unit turned out to be a Channel Well Tech PUC model. Good or bad?
    
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