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Old March 1, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Trying to put together a computer for my brother with spare parts I got.
No overclocks on this build

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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
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Old March 1, 2012, 03:33 PM
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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
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Old March 1, 2012, 04:01 PM
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Should run fine, used about 10 of these in small builds with 5770's and down without a problem.
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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.
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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
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Old March 1, 2012, 06:42 PM
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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.

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Old March 2, 2012, 10:48 AM
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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.
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Old March 2, 2012, 12:20 PM
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Well you can get away with it but just remember You will be running that PSU hot.

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Old March 3, 2012, 08:35 AM
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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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