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Originally Posted by GameBoy View Post

Have you used a kill-a-watt meter on your setup? I garuantee you'd barely break ~300w under full load.

Anyway, about the PCI-E connectors...in that case,you may aswell scrap the CX430, then.

430w psu will never handle hd 6970
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550 Watt or greater power supply with one 150W 8-pin PCI Express® power connector and one 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connector recommended7
from amd.com

the 6970's mininum requirements are - 550w and 34A on 12v rail
cx430 has a 32A on 12v rail and that 12v rail is also powering up the cpu

never use cx430 for 6970 unless you want to blow up something in your computer
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post #12 of 35
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430w psu will never handle hd 6970
from amd.com

the 6970's mininum requirements are - 550w and 34A on 12v rail
cx430 has a 32A on 12v rail and that 12v rail is also powering up the cpu

never use cx430 for 6970 unless you want to blow up something in your computer

Never use Cosair CX for ANY system unless you are broke or have no other option
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post #13 of 35
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Originally Posted by danielkim624 View Post

the 6970's mininum requirements are - 550w and 34A on 12v rail
cx430 has a 32A on 12v rail and that 12v rail is also powering up the cpu

never use cx430 for 6970 unless you want to blow up something in your computer

If just as a backup and not loading it hard, CX430 will do. Also, CX430 is really not that bad... it's good to have higher standards, but this is way better than a whole lot of what's out there. Most concerns with CX are only about long-term longevity due to components choice. AMD of course wants to inflate power requirements in case you're running some monster CPU and a stack of hard drives or who knows what else, or you're using something much worse than Corsair CX that has a fraudulent rating. At some of those post-rebate prices, you're definitely not getting anything better than that.

That said, I don't think you could call CX430 a Scottie Pippen. And if you're really pushing it, 6970 can be draw say 250 W by itself, more in worst-case scenario if overclocked.

As for power connectors, if you have a HD 6970, you probably have some of those molex adapters lying around, right?

If you don't want to play the rebate game, at the moment if you just want something reasonably okay you can chuck any single-GPU system on and "accidentally" leave it running overnight on prime95 + FurMark, Rosewill Green Series 630W is fairly cheap:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182200


Pretty much, GameBoy's remarks were all on the mark, as usual... though not as usual around these parts these days, I guess.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182068
How bout the rosewill capstonr series like this?
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post #15 of 35
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182068
How bout the rosewill capstonr series like this?

Thats a rebrand of the Super Flower Golden Green and is a good unit its very good bang for buck
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post #16 of 35
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minus the doa negative reviews the xfx core edition would be doing good. i usually don't trust rosewill brand but i'm thinking about pulling the trigger.
    
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post #17 of 35
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minus the doa negative reviews the xfx core edition would be doing good. i usually don't trust rosewill brand but i'm thinking about pulling the trigger.

You dont need to trust the Rosewill brand they have not made the PSU Super Flower has
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post #18 of 35
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You dont need to trust the Rosewill brand they have not made the PSU Super Flower has
newegg is out of stock of them and rosewill is a newegg brand so they'd never be out of stock and replacing them won't be a hassle.
my previous tagan psu was a newegg brand and they replaced it without question 2 months after the warranty was over. they gave me store credit since it was discountinued.
    
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post #19 of 35
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newegg is out of stock of them and rosewill is a newegg brand so they'd never be out of stock and replacing them won't be a hassle.
my previous tagan psu was a newegg brand and they replaced it without question 2 months after the warranty was over. they gave me store credit since it was discountinued.

They are no longer a Newegg brand

They are their own company now and have been since they said so at CES 2013 and that was in jan
Edited by shilka - 5/29/13 at 4:04pm
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What rosewill should it be


Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply $60
Efficiency up to 87%
vs
CAPSTONE-550 550W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Active PFC Power Supply $80
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