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Will 430W handle this system?

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Hi, I recently blew my 625W cheap chinese PSU and I was thinking about getting a good PSU that will last long enough.
My system is not actually demanding, as I don't play games with extreme graphics, and the outervision PSU calculator states that around 350w will power it, so I was thinking about getting a 430w psu

Specs:
- Intel® Core™2 Quad Q9650 (TDP: 94W): NO overclock, as I found out it's not really worth it on this CPU
- ATI Radeon HD 5770 (TDP: 108W): Unlocked BIOS, overclocked to 990 core and memory underclocked to 600 when bitcoin mining, STOCK VOLTAGE. Will run somewhere around 850/1200 and 950/1300 when gaming depending on how well I can get it to cool. Because there are many versions of this card, here's my specific version http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?leg=&psn=000101&pid=341&lid=1
- Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP31-DS3L
- RAM: 4 gb DDR2 not overclocked
- Internal Drives: A single 128 gb SSD and a DVD burner
- An extra PCI-E hdmi capture card that I rarely use
- A PCI sound card as the onboard one blew.
- Other devices connected: Drawing Tablet with no screen, an AAA usb battery charger, sometimes my phone usb charger, a Steelseries 6gv2 usb keyboard, an average ps2 mouse, an usb hard drive. Every other device is external powered.
- Fans (GPU not included): 1x 92mm (Arctic Freezer 13 cooler) and 1x 80mm

I was thinking about getting a Corsair CXM 430W, would that handle my system running 24/7 with the GPU almost always full-load, GPU fan full-power either mining bitcoins or gaming?
post #2 of 6
Yes, no problem for a decent quality PSU like a Corsair.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M4 128GB Crucial M4 512GB Samsung HD204UI 2TB Samsung HD204UI 2TB 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Blu-Ray/DVD Reader DVD-RW Scythe Ninja Rev.A (modded) w/Noiseblocker eLoo... Front Fans : 2x 120mm Corsair SP120 Quiet Fans 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Rear Fan : Antec TrueQuiet 120mm Windows 7 Ultimate x64 BenQ XL2411T Enermax Acrylux 
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post #3 of 6
Dont buy a Cosair CX unless A you are broke and have no money for anything better or B you cant find anything better at all

Cosair CX series is a last restort before you hit the crappy units

Cosair CX 430M has ONE panasonic japanese capacitor and its only rated at 85c not 105c

The rest of the capacitors are a mix of Teapo Samxon and worst of all CapXon

its cheap for a reason

Last welcome to OCN
Edited by shilka - 6/16/13 at 6:27am
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post #4 of 6
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Thanks! Hmmm does that really matter at wattages this low? Do you know any similar PSU that has decent capacitors?
post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by francesco149 View Post

Thanks! Hmmm does that really matter at wattages this low? Do you know any similar PSU that has decent capacitors?

The Rosewill Capstone 450 watts or the Super Flower Golden Green which it is based on is better by miles as its a upper mid range PSU

If you want to go lower there is the XFX Core Edition 450 watts which is a modified Seasonic S12II platform that one is a lower end PSU but still much better then Corsair CX
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Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
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Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD30EZRX  WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
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Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD30EZRX  WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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post #6 of 6
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Thank you, I will consider spending a little more for more durability
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