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Old 27-01-15, 08:23 PM
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Cool Corsair CS450M


I just watched the youtube video by Tiny Tom Logan on what size power supply to use and he suggested posting my rig specs for advice on wattage. Bit late in that I ordered a CS450M but I can return it if necessary. MSI Power calculator I just ran says 497w, Coolermaster says 331W??

My PC:-

Fractal Design R2 XL
3 fans
Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH
I7 3770 (not K)
4x4Gb DDR3 1333Mhz
2xSata PCIEx1 cards
2xSSD 128Gb
6x2GB Hard Drives
1xDVD Drive (Not installed yet, thinking of LightScribe)

I mainly use it for programming, only thing that really stresses the processor is the Java Compiler, I have overclocked the CPU to 4.39Ghz and temps fine, currently using 340W PSU that doesn't have long enough cables for bottom mounting so it is sat in the 5.25 bays.

Can you tell me whether the 450W will be sufficient to be safe please?



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Old 27-01-15, 08:31 PM
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Unless you plan to upgrade your GPU soon, 450w is enough for your rig
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Old 27-01-15, 08:34 PM
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Yeah, Tom ran the i7 + 780 Ti on a 450 Watt PSU and that card draws a LOT more power than a GT 630. Seems to me like the Cooler Master calculator was more accurate.

I suspect MSI are going with 'better safe than sorry' in this case. Either way, it'll be fine

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Old 28-01-15, 07:35 AM
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Thanks for the fast response.
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Old 28-01-15, 04:18 PM
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you have overclocked a non k 3770 to 4,39 Ghz ?
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