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post #5 of (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 03:26 PM - Thread Starter
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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
The CX430 is not very good to say the least
https://www.overclock.net/forum/31-p...500-600-a.html

I know its not great, but it was cheap! And its what was in the parts box. I have owned a number of them and never had a problem, which I know doesn't mean others haven't. Johnny Guru and TPU both wrote OK reviews about it back in the day. Alas the Johnny Guru link seems to be borked.



https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/CX430_V2/


I'll fiddle around with it, even if I have to just run one GPU.



But assume this power supply is 7 years old +/- a year, what would you say was a OK power draw at the wall measured with a Kill-aWatt?



If it was designed to deliver 430W at 80% efficiency, that would be 537.5 W in a perfect world. I was thinking if I kept it <450W I should be good regardless of what mix of components allows that.


I'll take some measurements this evening.

Quote:I'm gonna throw in my 2 cents. Not because I'm an expert but because I have a keyboard.


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