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Could I use 430w PSU for this build?

barly
  • 65 months ago

Kinda went over my budget so I have to downgrade some things. I've bought everything already except CPU and PSU. I really want to keep the CPU, so I was thinking of downgrading from 500w to 430w. Would this build be alright with a 430w build?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $74.78 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card $137.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $566.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-03 06:22 EST-0500

Comments

  • 65 months ago
  • 5 points

No. Never cheap out on a psu either, if that part fails it can destroy other parts (or burn the house down)

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

As elvenson said, just bite the bullet with PSU cost. It's worth it.

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

You could, but I wouldn't recommend less than 500w for that build. Go for something like the Corsair CS550M.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

At least 500w if you want to upgrade might think about 600w.

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