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post #1 of 27
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Well I was going to place my order last night and had it paired with the CX430 you can see down there, however read through the "why not to buy the cx" guide and decided I should make an account to get some recommendations lol.

So far I've considered the antec vp 450w and the seasonic ss-300et. (Not sure if the 300w is cutting it too close?)

I've also read good things about the Rosewill capstone?

I'd like to keep this as cheap as possible wink.gif

Estimated Wattage: 233W (from pcpartpicker)


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.29 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy M Arctic White MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($86.49 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $620.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-03 02:03 EST-0500)
post #2 of 27
You can power that sytem with a Seasonic G 360 watts

If its not a gaming build or system that will be stessed there is no reason to get something better then the CX430

As said its not bad its just not great either
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post #3 of 27
Seasonic has the S12II 380 and the SS400ET. there is also the S12II 430, choose one.
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post #4 of 27
I would consider the corsair rm450w
post #5 of 27
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

You can power that sytem with a Seasonic G 360 watts

If its not a gaming build or system that will be stessed there is no reason to get something better then the CX430

As said its not bad its just not great either

I will do some gaming, nothing too demanding like BF4, Crysis 3 or any other fps games.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BWAS1000 View Post

Seasonic has the S12II 380 and the SS400ET. there is also the S12II 430, choose one.

Thanks! I will def check them out
post #6 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Euler98gr View Post

I would consider the corsair rm450w
If memory serves its way too expensive for what you get.
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post #7 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Euler98gr View Post

I would consider the corsair rm450w

Bad advice when you can get many units that are much better for the same money or less

Seasonic G series is a good option its way better then the Corsair RM
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post #8 of 27
For the price after rebate, you're not going to get anything close to CX430 quality at $20. Or anything with that kind of price/performance. Antec VP450 is straight-up worse. The low-end gray box Seasonics also don't have great caps and aren't worth more really.

Buy better if you can afford it, but the same could be said for say the mobo or whatever else in the build.

If you're trying to keep prices down, go for it. At least, certainly don't get the RM450.
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by mikeaj View Post

For the price after rebate, you're not going to get anything close to CX430 quality at $20. Or anything with that kind of price/performance. Antec VP450 is straight-up worse. The low-end gray box Seasonics also don't have great caps and aren't worth more really.

Buy better if you can afford it, but the same could be said for say the mobo or whatever else in the build.

If you're trying to keep prices down, go for it. At least, certainly don't get the RM450.

Thanks for the advice! What would you have in mind?
post #10 of 27
My choice would be going the cheap route with CX430 (note the record of coil whine for some on +5VSB rail, meaning potentially all the time, even with the computer off) or getting Seasonic G 360W for $55.
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