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is corsair vx450 power supply sufficient enough to power my pc?

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hi overclockers,

this is my first thread here,and i am loving this website already.

so,first i would like to inform you guys that i am a complete newbie when it comes to computers.now then ...

as the title suggests will a vx450 power my rig.

I mainly use my rig for gaming.i am planning on a few upgrades.

my specs:

i5-760 @ stock (2.8 ghz)
corsair 1333 ghz 2x2gb ram sticks
DH55TC intel motherboard
8800gt 512mb graphics card
1 TB seagate hd
1 dvd drive
3 80cm fans
1 120mm fan
cooler master hyper tx3 cooler.

not really planning on overclocking.i game a lot. i just thought that with so may fans
{ 3x80 mm,1x120mm,1xtx3 cooler,2x60mm on my graphics card}

can vx450 handle my rig in full load?

thnx to every one in advance
post #2 of 9
Most certainly.
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the vx 450 will do the job just fine. if i were you ill go for a 550-650w just to keep some nice headroom for future graphics upgrade and for breathing room
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post #4 of 9
Yes for sure, fans don't really hog many watts (unless you get the delta style).

As a really rough (over) estimate I'd say you were using up to 300w, overclocking would see that go higher though.
    
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Yeah, more than enough. Even if you overclock to hell and back.
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Yeah, easily.
    
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post #7 of 9
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thnk u very much guys for quick reply:

i am planning to 4 120mm fans & setup a high air flow system.

then it would be hyper tx3,my graphics card cooler, & 4x120mm fans running at 1200rpm.

should i connect the 6 pin pcie connector to my graphics card or should i connect 2x4 pin molex to a 6 pin adaptor?

http://www.corsair.com/power-supplie...-1/vx450w.html
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thnk u very much guys for quick reply:

i am planning to 4 120mm fans & setup a high air flow system.

then it would be hyper tx3,my graphics card cooler, & 4x120mm fans running at 1200rpm.

should i connect the 6 pin pcie connector to my graphics card or should i connect 2x4 pin molex to a 6 pin adaptor?

http://www.corsair.com/power-supplie...-1/vx450w.html
Use the included 6 pin. That's what its there for. And fans don't matter all that much for power. My Delta fans draw a whopping 6.24w each. And those are beastly fans. Most of your lower end fans will draw somewhere around 3-4w each at most. Not enough to matter.
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Best to use the 6pin
    
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