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Originally Posted by creisti86 View Post

This power supply delivers a maximum of 480 W:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-CX400W-Power-Supply-Review/750/8
(of course it probably isn't recommended to run it that high)
It powers my rig, and I never had it shut-down because of too much consumption, and I did overclock both my graphics card and my cpu. I might be pushing it, but it doesn't seem to complain at all. Although I did change the fan as it was becoming intrusive at higher loads, now it is quiet and cool.

Does it give you any issues? From the first day of getting mine it has been making a electronic buzzing noise when under any amount of load.

If I'm on the desktop with nothing open, it makes no sounds but if I open a window it starts with the noises..

I've been using headphones so I cant hear it usually, but its not normal... I don't think.. I've read that other people with this PSU have had problems like that.. Should I RMA this sucker? I still have a year left on warranty.
Edited by Adonis - 4/26/12 at 1:12am
post #32 of 42
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Does it give you any issues? From the first day of getting mine it has been making a electronic buzzing noise when under any amount of load.
If I'm on the desktop with nothing open, it makes no sounds but if I open a window it starts with the noises..
I've been using headphones so I cant hear it usually, but its not normal... I don't think.. I've read that other people with this PSU have had problems like that.. Should I RMA this sucker? I still have a year left on warranty.

I don't think it's anything to worry about. I have heard the Corsair CX430 usually makes noises similar to what you are describing and is completely normal for that unit, so I would assume it would be the same for your unit. Especially if it has been like that since you got it and it hasn't went bad yet.
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post #33 of 42
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Lol you'll be fine. I pull 500W from the wall with a 3930k OC'd to 4.0Ghz and a 6990 OC'd to 900Mhz during load/gaming. An Athlon X2 & 6870 shouldn't push past 400W. The PSU only has 1 six pin power connector and the 6870 requires two, however the 6870 comes with adapters so you'll be ok.

^ that

your psu is more then capable of running that setup.. even an oc youll be fine. im runing two 6950's and a hevily oc PII off a 600w psu in ym friends rig so its all good
post #34 of 42
Let me know how it goes if possible smile.gif I have a Phenom II X4 and a 460W PSU, and wondering if it's enough for a 6850 / 6870 as well.
Edited by chadrew - 4/26/12 at 8:36am
post #35 of 42
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Does it give you any issues? From the first day of getting mine it has been making a electronic buzzing noise when under any amount of load.
I'm not experiencing any noises, and my rig is pretty quiet right now. I don't know if it is ok or not to have these noises, you could ask someone more knowledgeable on PSUs like Tator Tot or xd_1771.
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I'm not experiencing any noises, and my rig is pretty quiet right now. I don't know if it is ok or not to have these noises, you could ask someone more knowledgeable on PSUs like Tator Tot or xd_1771.

Cap/coil whine.... nothing to worry about.
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post #37 of 42
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Cap/coil whine.... nothing to worry about.

Yea but its annoying, and other PSU's are silent compared to mine.

I found a used 430W corsair for $30, worth it?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026&Tpk=CORSAIR%20Builder%20Series%20CX430%20430W
post #38 of 42
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Bump, anyone know if that psu will work with that video card? ^^^^^^^^^
post #39 of 42
The general consensus is that you should have no issue, and I also concur with that assessment. It'll be fine.

However ... the worst case scenario is you TRY IT, and it doesn't work. The PSU will safely shut off the system if it's overloaded, or perhaps cause instability (that's less likely though), but again problems in general are unlikely.

If you were to try to put that card and your CPU under LN2, crank their volts as high as they could go, then ran a CPU and GPU stress test simultaneously, you MIGHT be able to get that PSU to shut down due to overcurrent protection ... otherwise ... unless the PSU is defective to begin with, you'll be fine.

Ergo, if money is tight it makes sense to at least try the new card w/what you have.
    
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The general consensus is that you should have no issue, and I also concur with that assessment. It'll be fine.
However ... the worst case scenario is you TRY IT, and it doesn't work. The PSU will safely shut off the system if it's overloaded, or perhaps cause instability (that's less likely though), but again problems in general are unlikely.
If you were to try to put that card and your CPU under LN2, crank their volts as high as they could go, then ran a CPU and GPU stress test simultaneously, you MIGHT be able to get that PSU to shut down due to overcurrent protection ... otherwise ... unless the PSU is defective to begin with, you'll be fine.
Ergo, if money is tight it makes sense to at least try the new card w/what you have.

I got a new PSU yesterday, specs are a few posts up.
Also the video card is due to arrive in the mail today, so I will post my results here.

The new psu is nothing like the other corsair, making 0 sounds, that + a ssd, my rig is as silent as can be now.
Edited by Adonis - 4/28/12 at 4:34am
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