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You're fine. At most you'll need a molex-PCIe adapter. Electrically, the PSU is more than adequate. It's unlikely you'll go over 350W draw.
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450W by Corsair is, without a doubt, enough. Manufacturer makes a huge difference; a lot of poorly made 450W PSUs won't suffice whatsoever, but you picked a good one. You're solid.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 5outh;13230838 
450W by Corsair is, without a doubt, enough. Manufacturer makes a huge difference; a lot of poorly made 450W PSUs won't suffice whatsoever, but you picked a good one. You're solid.
The manufacturer is just a part of the equation. The first thing to look for is the specific unit and whether or not it's a good one (that is, specific units from each manufacturer, not just specific series either).

For example: I would never recommend Corsair's "GS" power supplies to anyone since there's the new TX V2 series, their HX series, and their AX series (as well as other PSUs from other manufacturers that are better than the GS series).

Or here's an even more extreme example: Antec's Basiq (or "BP") power supplies. These things are to be avoided. Although, their TruePower New series are just wonderful nuggets of gold.

Anyway, Corsair's VX450 is indeed a solid PSU.
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I just got the video card. Everything runs 100% fine with the 450 VX corsair PSU.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables;13230948 
The manufacturer is just a part of the equation. The first thing to look for is the specific unit and whether or not it's a good one (that is, specific units from each manufacturer, not just specific series either).

For example: I would never recommend Corsair's "GS" power supplies to anyone since there's the new TX V2 series, their HX series, and their AX series (as well as other PSUs from other manufacturers that are better than the GS series).

Or here's an even more extreme example: Antec's Basiq (or "BP") power supplies. These things are to be avoided. Although, their TruePower New series are just wonderful nuggets of gold.

Anyway, Corsair's VX450 is indeed a solid PSU.

Agreed. Although it's important imho to understand (and I know you do 2C thumb.gif) that the name on the box is really just the "brand". The "manufacturer", in a large majority of cases, is not the same.

But of course it's really the manufacturer (and which platform of their's the PSU is based on) that's important, not the brand. Although there are certain brands that really don't use any crappy manufacturers for any of their lines, and Corsair is one of those brands.

Here's a fairly all-inclusive list of the (remotely) well-known brands that actually market units they themselves manufactured: Enermax, Seasonic, Seventeam, Topower, HEC/Compucase, FSP, and I think maybe Sparkle but I'm not sure on that one.

Damn near every other PSU brand that people talk about is not actually a manufacturer. Antec, Coolermaster, Corsair, Thermaltake, PCP&C, XFX, Silverstone, OCZ, Kingwin, Rosewill, ABS, xClio, Xigmatek, Raidmax, Coolmax, etc ... all these brands just slap their name on PSU's made by other companies.

Personally I'd never buy a PSU based solely on Brand without finding out who actually makes it, and what platform it's based on. Sometimes when you do this research you discover diamonds in the rough, such as the ABS SL series I currently own, which turned out to be a much cheaper version of the Revolution, it's internals built by Enermax. Most other ABS PSU's, however, I wouldn't personally buy ... as none of their other lines are rebranded Enermax units.
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You should be fine with the psu you have.The Corsair units are for the most part pretty great.My other fav is the Antec.I have a 550 Treo that has powered a 260,9800gt and a overclocked I7.Was it pushing the limit?YES but worked great all the same and is still powering the I7 and two low end cards now.Just remember that shop around and get a good unit from the get go.You did good but a little low on power in the way of future mods.
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I knew it would work. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by brettjv;13234321 
Agreed. Although it's important imho to understand (and I know you do 2C thumb.gif) that the name on the box is really just the "brand". The "manufacturer", in a large majority of cases, is not the same.

But of course it's really the manufacturer (and which platform of their's the PSU is based on) that's important, not the brand. Although there are certain brands that really don't use any crappy manufacturers for any of their lines, and Corsair is one of those brands.

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Damn near every other PSU brand that people talk about is not actually a manufacturer. Antec, Coolermaster, Corsair, Thermaltake, PCP&C, XFX, Silverstone, OCZ, Kingwin, Rosewill, ABS, xClio, Xigmatek, Raidmax, Coolmax, etc ... all these brands just slap their name on PSU's made by other companies.

Personally I'd never buy a PSU based solely on Brand without finding out who actually makes it, and what platform it's based on. Sometimes when you do this research you discover diamonds in the rough, such as the ABS SL series I currently own, which turned out to be a much cheaper version of the Revolution, it's internals built by Enermax. Most other ABS PSU's, however, I wouldn't personally buy ... as none of their other lines are rebranded Enermax units.
Whoa, really excellent points!

I feel like my helpfulness has just been upgraded; from now on, I'll try to teach the distinction between "brand" and "manufacturer" when talking about PSUs.
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