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Hello all, a friend of mine asked me to build a computer for him, and i want to ask.
Will a Coolermaster GX450 (35A@12v) be sufficient for this system?
Intel Core i5 - 2400, Sapphire 6870, 4GB DDR3 @ 1333Mhz, 1x 500GB HDD.
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Yep.
    
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Seeing your system, i am going to think again about computer power consumption....
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Seeing your system, i am going to think again about computer power consumption....
LoL. I've learned alot here. and PSU consumption was one of them
    
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It's not a bad PSU but I wouldn't like to risk all that on a 450w PSU. I mean if it was 500w i'd be on a certain yes but the results from Jonny's Tests are it's an alright PSU but it's got high ripple.

There certainly won't be much headroom on that build tbh with regards available power. Also, I would recommend the 2500k, it's fractionally more expensive but well worth it for the upgrade/overclocking ability which you could want in the future.

In short, it'll run it, but don't expect much more to run in that rig before it goes pop from overloading it.

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post #6 of 16
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Me two...
Thnx for the answer, Phaedrus' calculator said 375w so i think it'll be ok.
@Compuman: The guy won't overclock at all, and this is the best i can do for the money. If i squeeze in the 2500k, then a P67 motherboard is needed and also a good cooler(probably hyper 212) but the system is on a tight budget and here in greece the prices are VERY high.
For 600 Euros i got:
A coolermaster Elite 370, the GX450, the 2400, a gigabyte HA65M-D2H (Cheapest motherboard with 7.1 sound card, guy has 7.1) 4GBs of Corsair DDR3 1333Mhz RAM, a Sapphire 6870 1GB and a 500GB WD Sata 3 HDD.
Edited by tasospaok123 - 8/22/11 at 7:59am
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My sig rig probably uses more watts than yours with a 450w PSU.
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post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by tasospaok123 View Post
Me two...
Thnx for the answer, Phaedrus' calculator said 375w so i think it'll be ok.
@Compuman: The guy won't overclock at all, and this is the best i can do for the money. If i squeeze in the 2500k, then a P67 motherboard is needed and also a good cooler(probably hyper 212) but the system is on a tight budget and here in greece the prices are VERY high.
For 600 Euros i got:
A coolermaster Elite 370, the GX450, the 2400, a gigabyte HA65M-D2H (Cheapest motherboard with 7.1 sound card, guy has 7.1) 4GBs of Corsair DDR3 1333Mhz RAM, a Sapphire 6870 1GB and a 500GB WD Sata 3 HDD.
Nah that's fair enough, I mean the build is nicely balanced and you've got the best you can for the money

I would go with a samsung F3 though if you can squeeze that in, it's slightly faster than the WD.
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My concern is that there is only one 6-Pin connector.But then again, i ran 5830CF with 2 4-to-6pin adapters.
Will a Corsair CX500 be a better choice?
It's only like 8 Euros more expensive
Edit: No Samsung HDDs here. I would have got 2 or 3 of them myself...
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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by tasospaok123 View Post
My concern is that there is only one 6-Pin connector.But then again, i ran 5830CF with 2 4-to-6pin adapters.
Will a Corsair CX500 be a better choice?
It's only like 8 Euros more expensive
I'd rather get a psu with the right cables for my gpu, and not use adapters.
    
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