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Corsair VX 450w - Worried it will fall victim to my build

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I'm worried about using a 450w PSU for my new build. Currently its the only one I have at the moment. If I MUST, ill grab another one, but I really don't want to frown.gif.

The specs of the new build are:

i5 2500k - OC'd to 4.5 Ghz (maximum)
Antec 620 CPU Liquid Cooler
16 gb's vengeance DDR3 ram
Sabertooth P67 motherboard
Nvidia Edition HAF X case
Nvidia PNY GTX 560 Ti
64 gb kingston SSD
500 gb 7200 RPM HD (forgot the branding on that one)

The PSU is a corsair VX450w.

I'm just curious as to what people's thoughts are. I'm thinking this PSU will be pushed to its limit unfortunately...
    
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post #2 of 14
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I just wanted to add, I calculated its wattage on the first google result at 90% capacity, and it came up at 461w...
    
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post #3 of 14
Nvidia recommends 500w, but I think they are very conservative.
If you already own it just try it out. Corsair makes quality stuff
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post #4 of 14
You're going to be pushing it. I definitely wouldn't overclock if I were you.
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post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by rdfloyd View Post

You're going to be pushing it. I definitely wouldn't overclock if I were you.

I was thinking about that. Its in a computer right now, and runs fine. Except out of those parts, only the 560ti and SSD are in there. I guess OC'ing is out of the question until I can pick up a 750.
    
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post #6 of 14
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Thats what i've been hearing. Hopefully it holds up until I can get a 750.

Thanks for the replies guys.
    
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by axellerate View Post

I was thinking about that. Its in a computer right now, and runs fine. Except out of those parts, only the 560ti and SSD are in there. I guess OC'ing is out of the question until I can pick up a 750.

A 600-650W should do you more than fine. Check out Phaedrus's PSUCalc to get some recommended power supplies.
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post #8 of 14
I suggest a 500-550W PSU if you overclock with that config.
post #9 of 14
The VX450 can deliver up to 396W at 12V. There's no way you'll come close to that with that setup.
post #10 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shub View Post

The VX450 can deliver up to 396W at 12V. There's no way you'll come close to that with that setup.

Wow really?

Even with an overclock of 4.5 ghz of the 2500k?
    
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