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Osirez
01-26-2012, 10:12 PM
I've had some minor instability in my graphics performance after upgrading to a BFG GTX285 OCE. So I started shopping for power supplies. I know that Nvidia recommends 42amps for this card but that seems a little high. Matter of fact after Googling its a general thought that Nvidia over rates their requirements because of the amount of "crap" power supplies out their.

Now to my question. Do you guys think that the Corsair CX430 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL012612&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL012612-_-EMC-012612-Index-_-PowerSupplies-_-17139026-L0C) will work? Reason I ask about this specific one is because right now with promo code its like $36.99. That's a steal.

tr4656
01-26-2012, 10:18 PM
I've had some minor instability in my graphics performance after upgrading to a BFG GTX285 OCE. So I started shopping for power supplies. I know that Nvidia recommends 42amps for this card but that seems a little high. Matter of fact after Googling its a general thought that Nvidia over rates their requirements because of the amount of "crap" power supplies out their.

Now to my question. Do you guys think that the Corsair CX430 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL012612&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL012612-_-EMC-012612-Index-_-PowerSupplies-_-17139026-L0C) will work? Reason I ask about this specific one is because right now with promo code its like $36.99. That's a steal.

It probably will work but 350ish on 12v isn't very good. If you want a CX, at least get a CX500.

borg_7_of_9
01-26-2012, 10:50 PM
I'm not a fan of the Corsiar CX/CM range...

Without the rest of your components it's a bit hard to say if a 430W PSU would cut it the GTX285 need's about 16~21A 200-252W (allowing for the lil oc)

The CX430 only has 336W on the 12V rail so I'm going to say you need a 500~550W min PSU based on 50W for mobo, 11W HDD, 100W CPU and 50W head room for safety and a couple of fans..

aves421
01-26-2012, 10:56 PM
Cheap/decent enough Corsair PSU will be GS series

Osirez
01-26-2012, 11:10 PM
Should have done this in the original post but here's the specs on my PC currently.

Processor:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory:
4096MB RAM
Hard Drive:
2x IDE 7200
Video Card:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285
Monitor:
Hanns-G 25"
Motherboard:
Gigabyte EP43-UD3L
Optical Drive:
1x dvdrw/cdrw sata

I figured I needed somewhere between 500-550 watts but that deal seemed to sweet to pass up. LoL. Anyways what do you guys suggest for my setup. I'm budgeting myself to around $60 including shipping.

borg_7_of_9
01-26-2012, 11:31 PM
I still don't think a 430W PSU with 336W on the 12V rail will cut it..

65W CPU
204W GTX285

without even looking at other hardware that's 270W leaving a total of 66W
for HDD's fan's Motherboard..

Osirez
01-26-2012, 11:39 PM
Okay. These are my updated choices then. What do you think or maybe something else entirely.

Newegg Power Supplies Between 500-600watts for $59.99 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007657%20600014140&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&CompareItemList=58%7C17-151-094%5E17-151-094-TS%2C17-371-030%5E17-371-030-TS%2C17-182-200%5E17-182-200-TS%2C17-139-027%5E17-139-027-TS)

tr4656
01-27-2012, 12:02 AM
Seasonic, no question.

borg_7_of_9
01-27-2012, 12:05 AM
Seasonic for sure.. :cool:

also you would be silly not to get it! :D It has a 5year warranty the others only have 3 :eek:

:eek: the rosewill is a good PSU http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-Green-Series-630-W-RG630-S12-Power-Supply-Review/881/1

grimreeferx09
01-27-2012, 12:18 AM
nvidia dx10 cards dont work with this game.

its not a power issue.

snapjak
01-27-2012, 12:39 AM
nvidia dx10 cards dont work with this game.

its not a power issue.

What in the world are you talking about? Where is a game mentioned?

aves421
01-27-2012, 12:57 AM
Corsair CX series is not very good imo, I will either go for Antec/Seasonic for 500W

grimreeferx09
01-27-2012, 01:08 AM
What in the world are you talking about? Where is a game mentioned?

oh, i thought i was in the tf2 section.


well, there is a thread about how the nvidia driver crashes for certain cards in that game in the tf2 section.

Osirez
01-27-2012, 05:38 AM
Actually in Borderlands it does this flickr, errors, and recovers back in game. Im sure its the PSU. Does it on GPU stress test also. My PSU is pretty old ThermalTake with only 18 amps on the +12v rail.

@borg_7_of_9, I saw that Rosewill and didn't really know what to think about it. It has 50 amps on the 12 volt and seems like it might actually be good. My lack in. trust with Rosewill tho tells me to stay away.

Osirez
01-27-2012, 06:09 AM
I think I'm gonna settle on the Seasonic for several reasons. Its 80+ bronze certified, 40+ amps on +12v, 5yr warranty, all the connectors I can see myself using, and its Seasonic. Gonna put in my order today.

This PSU should last me thru my next mobo,cpu upgrade. Thanks for all the info you guys provided.

Jokerman_
01-27-2012, 03:43 PM
oh, i thought i was in the tf2 section.


well, there is a thread about how the nvidia driver crashes for certain cards in that game in the tf2 section.

thread jacked!:rolleyes:
go for corsair or seasonic. above 600 should be good!