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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Will be starting my first watercooled build as a project soon. I Have all the parts except for the PSU and waterblocks.

Specs:
Core 2 Duo E4400
Nvidia GTX 7600GT
2GB RAM
1 HDD
2x 200mm fan (for Phobya Xtreme 200mm)


I doubt I will upgrade the video card since I already have a gaming rig.

Should this be enough to power the rig?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-139-049
Edited by HesterDW - 7/26/13 at 11:17pm
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post #2 of 8
Looks like a 200w max system there, and the Corsair psu pushes 384w on the 12v rail, so you're fine to use the said power supply.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Cool, thanks!
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post #4 of 8
The Corsair CX430 is cheap for a reason as its not very good or well made

Its not that bad but its not good either
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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
I ended up going with a Corsair CX500M. I'll be using this rig as a kind of test bench for things I want to explore not on my main rig (water cooling, linux, chrome OS). I know it's not the best but this rig will rarely see use. It's pretty much my weekend rig for tinkering. I agree though, you get what you pay for.
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post #6 of 8
never mind
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post #7 of 8
Why are you watercooling such an outdated system?
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post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
A combination of summer boredom and my never ending urge to build new systems.

Also, I love irony.
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Intel 330 180GB 2x WD Blue 1TB Corsair H70  Windows 7 Pro x64 
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