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Edit: Okay, i just got the GPU and on it it says "minimum 450 watt system power supply"
is that a problem?...i could easily return my PSU and get a new one thats like 530watt or 650watt

Is the Corsair 400 watt (400CX) enough for this system? I already ordered all my parts including the PSU but I don't know why the 400watt seems a little. The haf 922 has already 3 chassis fans in it also. What if, later on, I was to add other stuff onto the system?

Mobo & CPU
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...IN#detailspecs
RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145260
Hard drive
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...IN#detailspecs
Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-058-_-Product
GPU
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82e16814133266
PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139008
DVD burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204
Edited by ninjaburrito - 6/10/10 at 8:25am
    
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post #2 of 8
Yup.
post #3 of 8
It's cutting it close but that PSU is a solid unit. It'll get the job done, but in the any future expansion is probably going to be limited.
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For now there is not going to be expansion but like how much power do flash drives take?
This is my first build so I don't want it to fry up or anything.
    
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post #5 of 8
not even 5w AFAIk.
post #6 of 8
Flash drives should be less than 1W, or else continuous read/write would cause them to get a lot hotter than they really get. Plus they're powered off the +5V, which doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things anymore, at least not when it comes to total power.

Your system is unlikely to draw more than 300W. You're fine.
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I just got my GPU and on the minimum requirements it says, minimum 450 watt or greater system power supply,
is that a problem?
    
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Corsair 400CX CM HAF 922 Dell 
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by ninjaburrito View Post
I just got my GPU and on the minimum requirements it says, minimum 450 watt or greater system power supply,
is that a problem?
No, that is just a guideline. It has to account for low-quality PSU.
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