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bvsbutthd101 March 1, 2012 04:20 PM

Is this enough?
Trying to put together a computer for my brother with spare parts I got.
No overclocks on this build

Mobo: ASUS P5G41T-M LX
CPU: Intel q6600
Memory: 4 gb Corsair Dominator
GPU: XFX HD 6850

Will this power supply be able to handle this?
Corsair CX430 V2 430w

Shadowmeph March 1, 2012 04:33 PM

that video card needs Minimum 500 Watt Power Supply Requirement so I would say a 600watt psu would be good something like this Newegg.com - CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Adzsask March 1, 2012 05:01 PM

Should run fine, used about 10 of these in small builds with 5770's and down without a problem.

Bond007 March 1, 2012 06:40 PM

I wouldn't do it. A q6600 eats a good amount of power and a 6850 is decent enough with its consumption, but personally I wouldn't run it on less than a quality 500w psu. It may run fine, but for how long is the better question.

frontier204 March 1, 2012 07:19 PM

It should be barely enough if my experience with a 375W PSU, Core i5 2500k, and GTX 550Ti is any indication. Expect a loud fan and very warm PSU exhaust if you load the GPU and CPU. HINT: Poorer efficiency due to 80+ standard

Soultribunal March 1, 2012 07:42 PM

I'd go a bit higher. A 430 can run it, but a 550 or so would do it more efficently and cooler as people have mentioned.


bvsbutthd101 March 2, 2012 11:48 AM

I'm trying to keep this build as cheap as possible. My spare parts are the hd 6850, q6600 or e6850, and 4gb Corsair Dominator RAM.
All I need now is the HDD, Case, motherboard, and PSU.

Soultribunal March 2, 2012 01:20 PM

Well you can get away with it but just remember You will be running that PSU hot.


tangrisser March 3, 2012 09:35 AM

I'd say saving money on power supply isn't the greatest idea ever. It's one thing that can potentially damage anything in your computer. It's too bad power supply is being overlooked. I agree with everyone here, go with minimum 500W and recommend 600W. It would save you money in the long run.

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