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Can I get away with this?

Soulsbane96
  • 72 months ago

My graphics card specs say that it needs a 600W power supply at least, but PCPartPicker says my max power draw should be around 414W. So do you think I'd be able to get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139048 Corsair CX600M to power it rather than the 750w that I have budgeted? Its 20$ cheaper, so I'd be glad to scrimp atm, even if it doesnt have 4 6+2 pin PCI-E connectors like I wanted (I'm hoping to crossfire in the future).

PartPicker build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3wcRR Possible new power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139048

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are going to get XFire, then I would definitely get a higher-wattage PSU (CX750), or maybe something even slightly higher.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

a psu isnt something you skimp on. if you want to skimp on anything it would be the cooler. you can always add it later

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't skimp on your power supply. With crossfire, you're looking at around a 600 watt power draw, so definitely don't get the CX600M. I'd recommend around 750 watts, and something slightly higher quality than the CX series

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

What would you recommend? First time doing this so I'm not super great at knowing whats high quality and whats not. I thought Corsair was pretty good, heard some good things I guess. But want other opinions because obviously I haven't been around the block as much as most people on here.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair is generally pretty good, but their budget oriented CX line isn't their best suit. If you're really on a budget, they do work, but just know that there's better options out there. Seasonic PSUs are generally accepted as the best, along with XFX rebadges etc. Corsair's AX series is good, etc

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Calculator, calculate for your future upgrades.

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