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Day after tomorrow is when I'll be getting my FX 6300 and GA 78LMT USB 3 Rev 5.0. I have a Gtx 650Ti. Just wanted to know whether my current PSU will be able to handle the load of that processor and gpu overclocked. My PSU is the Cooler Master Extreme power 460 Watts. I know it's not the best but will it do? Any advice would be appreciated.
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Is that the CM psu that came bundled with some CM cases?
Its good enough to power any single 6pin card (HD7850, GTX650ti) plus any 125w cpu.
Just dont go overboard with lots of fans and HDDs.

Before you pull the trigger on the fx6300, you might consider going for an i5 since you are changing motherboards anyway.
The fx may have an advantage in rendering, but gaming wise, you will get a few more fps with an i5 3330.
 

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No i bought that psu separately. Will the fx 6300 overclocked equal the locked i5 in gaming?
 

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No the Cooler Master Extreme PSU is one of the worst PSU´s on the market if you push it you are going to get the magic blue smoke

And it cant do 460 watts either
 

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Sory to say and i dont mean to insult you or be rude but your PSU is one of the most crappy made ones you can find

The AcBel built Cooler Master eXtreme Power is certainly one of the older and lower end designs in today's roundup and as such it really isn't surprising that it is not the top unit today. While the unit was able to output its claimed capacity at 45c (and at 100v AC input) it was not a great unit or even a passing unit as the DC Output Quality was just plain bad at full load. The unit's component selection and build quality are far from top notch, the efficiency peaked at ~77% and bottomed out at ~71%. The DC Output Quality was out of specification limits at full load on ALL of the rails at 100v. At the current price of $49.99 the eXtreme Power 500w is certainly not an "eXtremely" amazing buy as it did not cleanly pass testing.

Just the fact its made by AcBel Polytech tells you its made dirt cheap

So you really sould replace it dont think such a dangerous unit in your PC

Also the review said one of the older ones and that review is from 2009
 

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Will a fx 6300 and a gtx 650ti pull close to 400 watts??
At one point we had a 8350 overclocked to 5.1 Ghz and the 7970 fully overclocked. Trust me you would be fine
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I had CM 460 Elite powering my sig rig.It delivers the mere 324W on the 12V rail and it's not anywhere close to a good PSU.Just buy a better one,even a CX430 will do 10x better.
 

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I had CM 460 Elite powering my sig rig.It delivers the mere 324W on the 12V rail and it's not anywhere close to a good PSU.Just buy a better one,even a CX430 will do 10x better.
Yes even the CX is better then the CM Extreme or the Corsair VS for that matter

If anyone wants a good cheap low power PSU get a XFX Core Edition 450 watts
 

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No i bought that psu separately. Will the fx 6300 overclocked equal the locked i5 in gaming?
Yes an overclocked fx6300 will equal a locked i5 if you can go up to 4.4 to 4.7ghz.
But you are increasing the power consumption and TDP with that, plus you need to buy aftermarket cooler.

So in the long run, you might actually be spending more money with electricity compared to using a low TDP i5.
A locked i5 is about $50 to $60 more than the FX6300 depending on your country.
Since your focus is mainly gaming, the i5 is stronger here.
If you mainly do rendering and video encoding, go for the FX.

I have an FX6100 and i5 2310. The i5 beats my FX by 15 FPS in almost every game while using the same HD6850.
I can assume this will also happen on FX6300 VS i5 3330.

The only reason Im using the FX as my main rig is because I encode videos daily. Its where I actually saw the FX beat the i5
after testing several video projects for a few days.
Although I think this is mainly because my FX supported faster ram speed.
My i5 only has DDR3 1333 while the FX has DDR3 1600.

I dont remember the exact settings but I think the FX6100 was at 4.5 Ghz and i5 was at stock 2.9Ghz during the tests.
 

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That seems good. The i5 is quite the catch. It's the price of two fx 6300 here on India. Hope my psu doesn't crap out.
 

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That seems good. The i5 is quite the catch. It's the price of two fx 6300 here on India. Hope my psu doesn't crap out.
the locked i5s are double the price? well thats too bad, must be some greedy retailers there.
How old is your psu?
 

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Even an overclocked 3770k & 7950 won't break 400W under full load.
I'm quoting you on this because I see you forgot to mention the hard drives, motherboard, ram, fans and the little green light on the front.
Which will bring it to 435 watts at full load.

Rule of thumb: Unless God and Anand themselves have given it a positive review, don't buy less than a 530 Watt PSU.
 

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I'm quoting you on this because I see you forgot to mention the hard drives, motherboard, ram, fans and the little green light on the front.
Which will bring it to 435 watts at full load.

Rule of thumb: Unless God and Anand themselves have given it a positive review, don't buy less than a 530 Watt PSU.
Wattage has nothing to do with quality you can find crappy units that are 750 watts

80 plus also has nothing to do with quality
 
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