Is a Corsair CX430 PSU enough

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by Metformin, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. Metformin

    Metformin Gawd

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    To power a EVGA GTX 970? My cpu is a i5 4570,250GB Samsung 850 EVO,DVD Burner,Audigy FX Soundcard.16GB DDR3 1680 x 1050 native resolution LCD.The reason I ask is because I was stress testing the card using the Heaven Benchmark and after about 7 min the benchmark stops and back to the desktop.
     
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  2. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    min recommended is 500w. so maybe not. try a higher watt psu and see.
     
  3. Outlaw85

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    I know this is a little older but wanted to weigh in since I'm running the same PSU in my system slightly modded. I would recommend a kill-a-watt meter to see what your power draw is pretest running all your stuff. That's not to say you wouldn't benefit from a more powerful and better quality PSU. I've read and been told the CX430 is mehhh in the world of PSU's. Maybe I just got lucky.

    CX430 is driving:

    ASUS GTX980 @ stock I think
    INTEL 4770k @ 4.2Ghz
    ASRock Z97E-ITXac
    Samsung PM830 256GB
    WD 600GB Raptor 10k
    MCP355 pump
    AeroCool Shark 140mm Red Cooling Fan EN55475 (x2)
    Numerous USB things I have plugged in at any given time. Mouse, Keyboard, Headset charging, phone/s, PS3 controller...
     
  4. GiGaBiTe

    GiGaBiTe Gawd

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    The CX series is a steaming pile of garbage. I've had several of them fail due to shit capacitors.
     
  5. E4g1e

    E4g1e [H]ardness Supreme

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    I had a CX450M PSU. While it could handle a dual-core Skylake i3 CPU with no more than a mid-range discrete GPU, it became a little flaky when I upgraded that PC to a Skylake i5 CPU. Things like system not starting up or shutting down properly. It was since replaced with an RM550x.
     
  6. Outlaw85

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    I must really have a gem then.. :)
     
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  7. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?

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    I've used a couple in low end machines and had no problems. I mean they were like $17AR...what can you expect. I'm looking at one right now I installed 5 years ago for a buddy of mine. Still chugging.
     
  8. GiGaBiTe

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    The 500-750W versions has similar prices to other manufacturers on the market, so I expected them to perform like other reputable units.