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Will a 450W psu be good enough for a i3 2100 and GTX 670?

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I'm giving my dad my i7 desktop. He works from home and he's currently using a two year old PC I built for him.

I am gonna use a 670 and the i3 2100. Will the 450w psu be enough? The 450w psu is currently in his system and he's using that to power a bunch of hard drives. This is the PSU in question: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171060

These are the components I will be using for my needs:

8gb ram 1.6v
120gb ssd
320gb hdd
gtx 670
i3 2100
Edited by Orc Warlord - 11/29/13 at 1:38pm
    
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Its alright

Just note that this is one of those PSU´s where it only can do 450 watts and not anything over
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it wont fry my i3 or the 670 right?
    
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Originally Posted by Orc Warlord View Post

it wont fry my i3 or the 670 right?

its not based on the same platform as the old non bornze GX or even the newer GX and GX II

No its not great but its not crappy enough to blow up

Unless you go over 450 watts which it cant really do

At the end of the day i would rather get a Rosewill Capstone or Seasonic G
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post #5 of 7
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unfortunately i can't buy another PSU and will have to use the one I have on hand.

How do I figure out how much wattage my 4gb 670 draws under load?

According to this review of a similar card, http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/01/08/asus_geforce_gtx_670_directcu_ii_4gb_gpu_review/9#.UpkNTsRDu38, the entire system draws about 350W. Does this take into account the CPU load?

If I put my 670 and i3 2100 together and run a stress test, will the system crash or will it be able to stay powered using the 450W psu?

Sorry for asking questions so much but I dont want to be out of a computer haha biggrin.gif
    
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post #6 of 7
Even if you have a full water setup and bunch of fans and other things and overclocks on everything power draw is still below 400 watts

Think your system would be somewhere between 300 and 350 watts

So no you dont have to worry about getting close to 450 watts
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post #7 of 7
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thanks a lot for your patience and replies. i really appreciate your help.

+rep to you.

have a good day and thx for helping me!

whew! i am glad now smile.gif
    
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