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I'm helping a friend build a rig and here are the specs for it:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz
Mobo: Biostar mATX (one of the free MC motherboards)
GPU: AMD ATI 6850 1GB / GTX 460 1GB
HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB
RAM: G.SKILL 2 x 4GB DDR3-1600
CASE: NZXT Apollo

Also one DVD drive. I bought a CX430 for $20 a while ago and I was thinking whether I could just sell mine to him. If this doesn't work, I was thinking of a XFX 500-600watts.
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It should be safe able to run on 430w, but you'd be running it close to 80-90% at load, which could be risky.

I'd personally go for the 500-600W one just to be extra sure and have some room if I ever wanted to upgrade.
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post #3 of 9
If it's the CX430v2 then yes.

If you mean the CX430, then, well, probably. Just not as comfortably as the v2 will.
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For anyone except a folder/BOINCer/miner, you want a PSU that will be at 90-95% load when your system is going flat out with everything at 100%, because the amount of time you will be running at that load is tiny.
A CX430-v2 will run that setup with ease, the older CX430 has a little less 12v power available, and may struggle at high loads. My advice is to try it, and see if it will handle it, OCCT's power supply test is the way to go, it runs Intel Burn and furmark at the same time to produce maximum load. It won't kill a corsair, it'll just shut down if it can't handle it.
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according to eXtreme Power Supply Calculator Lite v2.5 u need a minimum of 390w and recommend 420w psu tha means u can take it a CX430-v2 will be a great buy but it will work at 9o%+ load as allikat said which is not recommended go u need a minimum 500w and and recommend 550w psu and it will be more future proof if u got to sli or crossfire any of them a 550w may do the work
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Oh the one I have is not the V2, so what would you guys recommend then? Preferbably quite cheap, maybe under $50. Something 500W?
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post #7 of 9
The v1 430 will run it, but *may* shutdown when heavily stressed.
Edit: look for the XFX core range, there may well be bargains on the lower end of that range, or Antec's HCG.
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If you havent bought the video card yet and you wanna stick with that PSU then you might want to chose a lower end card...
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bigkahuna360 View Post
If you havent bought the video card yet and you wanna stick with that PSU then you might want to chose a lower end card...
Nah I don't want a $20 PSU to limit the wonderful worlds of GPUs!
Edited by starwa1ker - 8/15/11 at 6:54pm
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