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Too Much build for a 430W?

shottycall
  • 57 months ago

So I started this desktop out a couple months ago with a Pentium Dual core and Nvidia GT740. I've found quite a few deals on craigslist over the past month and have upgraded quickly. Have I outdone my Cheap starter PSU...? PCPartPicker says I'm at 337W. NOTE: Ignore the prices, I didn't set them lol.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $134.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $54.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $52.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Patriot Blaze 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Momentus Thin 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card -
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $42.49 @ Newegg
Optical Drive HP DVD1265I DVD/CD Writer $29.99 @ Mwave
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 OEM (64-bit) $139.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Logisys CF120BL 69.2 CFM 120mm Fan $4.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Dell ST2421L 24.0" Monitor -
Other VioTek MidBTX Case (Backwards ATX) $35.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $788.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-21 22:20 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes, definitely, especially the CX430. The corsair CX series aren't time bombs that will burn your PC, but they certainly are far from being good PSUs. They struggle at the sorts of temperatures you'll find in a case under load, and generally deliver around 100W less than rates in these scenarios. I'd recommend anything 500w or above from XFX or seasonic. Antec currently sells the High-current gamer line for pretty cheap, too (it's a rebranded seasonic design), so I'd look at the 520w and 620w versions of those.

Here are a few good cheap units:

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg520m

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg620m

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220gs0550v1

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-m12ii520bronze

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-m12ii620bronze

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550bbefx

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9

Hope this helps!

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

yep the 430 watts would be enough iiiiiifffffff you had a better quality PSU. I wouldn't go overclocking the 4690k with it.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a very good page, I'll save that. Thanks. I won't be overclocking the I5 anytime soon. It's plenty fast for me on defaults. I don't think I have even done anything to make it go into turbo yet. I got it brand new on craigslist for 100 bucks, couldn't pass it up.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I got it brand new on craigslist for 100 bucks, couldn't pass it up.

wow!! indeed!! extremely great price for a 4690k..

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