Originally Posted by pioneerisloud
Okay, and what all do you need? Do you need a FULL tower (case included)? Operating System? Do you have any parts you can re-use from an old build (SATA drives, power supply possibly, case, etc)?
The CX430 can't put out enough power on the 12v, its only 312w on the 12v rails. That's why I said the Antec EA430D for the 470.
Well, this review
says it's 336W so I was going by that.
I was just saying that it would do unless the 470 and i5 were both being pushed to the limit but I hadn't seen that 5GHz is the target when I said that.
At 5GHz the 2500K will pull more than my CPU and with an overclocked 470, I wouldn't trust the CX430.
Sorry about that, I didn't realise you were going for such a high OC.