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430w PSU for a 7950?

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Hey guys, I will be upgrading my video card soon and give my 7950 to my daughter. Her computer currently has a Corsair CX430w v2 and I was wondering if it is too little power to handle that graphics card?

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AMD Phantom X4 830 2.8ghz
240GB PNY SSD
Blu-Ray drive
8GBs DDR3 1600
ASUS Motherboard

Or if that psu is totally not recommended I think I have an Antec Neo Eco 530w which I stopped using because it was a bit noisy. But if I have no option I will be using that until a find a great deal on a psu.
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I wouldn't have her playing high intensity games on it.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5476/amd-radeon-7950-review/16
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Is the Antec just a noisy fan ? if so just oil it or replace , I´d rather use that than the CX , also why is that Phenom at stock ? ¿
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You'll have no problem with the corsair cx430 v2. I have a similar configuration with 7950 and a phenom x6 and it's over 6 months now and everything's fine. Although i also have in mind in replacing it at some point
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Is the Antec just a noisy fan ? if so just oil it or replace , I´d rather use that than the CX , also why is that Phenom at stock ? ¿

Well she used to play Minecraft only. But now she wants to try other games with me and also my brother wants to come over ocasionally and play BF4 that's why the upgrade. Her computer currently has a 7770 and for Minecraft I didn't feel like it needed to be over clocked. I will try to OC it some now though. But if OC the CPU then I don't think I should be using the 430w PSU. I will check again that 530w PSU... all i remember it was noisy and produced too much heat, but then again I had it in a small HTPC case.
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I wouldn't overclock much with the CX430 powering the computer. The 7950's power consumption can go up quite a bit when overclocked, at least from what I remember hearing about the 7900 series. Her power consumption while gaming will already be riding ~350-375W.

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