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Do I need more power?

ahagglersdust
  • 62 months ago

Estimated wattage is 292 and this guy is 430.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C6hJGX

But every similar build I see is 500+.

I have this power supply, so i would save money by not upgrading.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

It's cutting it close. Don't over clock anything... 500w is a much better option

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

if i were to upgrade, would i stop at 500? Or should i just future proof at 600+ ?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

More is better for the most part... Future proofing could take you reasonably to 750w, more than that likely would be pointless. 500w is the minimum recommended for even low power gpus, and 600w would be good for a nice future proofing as it can run MOST gpus and still handle over clocking... Just don't use an amd 280 or above on it, though Nvidia is fine even for a 980 on 600w. So long story short, I'd aim around 600w roughly unless a good 750w just happened to cost less on a sale (it happens now and then)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

if you dont plan to go for SLI in future 430W is enough easily, but if you go for SLI i would say go for 550w-600W

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The CX430 isn't Haswell compatible.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Decent power supply.430 watts is enough.

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