Corsair CX 430W is compatible with my config?

May 3, 2013 at 05:59:59
Specs: Windows Vista
I have purchased following configuration. I want to replaced PSU of Workhorse (250W). Corsair CX 430W is compatible with my config? I can afford max 2.5 to 3.0 k INR. PlZ suggest me.....

AMD FX-8350 Processor (125W)
Asus M5A97 Evo R2.0 Mobo (140W)
1 TB SATA WD HDD (6 gbps) 64 Mb cache
4 GB DDR3 1333MHz Transcend
ASUS EAH5450 Graphics Card (75W)
Dell IN2030M LED
iball Work horse Cabinet
iball cherry keyboard-mouse combo
iball Dhwani 5.1
LG DVD R/W


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#1
May 3, 2013 at 06:12:37
That PSU is sufficient for that hardware configuration. See the link below for specs on the PSU. Single +12V rail @32A.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Is the case a top or bottom mounted power supply (PSU)?


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#2
May 3, 2013 at 10:46:33
"AMD FX-8350 Processor (125W)"

You understand that's under full load, right?

"Asus M5A97 Evo R2.0 Mobo (140W)"

A motherboard does NOT use 140W, you're misunderstanding the specs. The board can except CPUs that are rated up to 140W.

Supports CPU up to 140 W

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5...

"ASUS EAH5450 Graphics Card (75W)"

Where did you come up with 75W for that card? It's a low end HTPC card, not a gaming card. 25W is more like it & that's under full load.

http://www.hwcompare.com/409/radeon...

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_page...


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#3
May 3, 2013 at 14:59:52
Wot riider said...

That psu has you covered.

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#4
May 3, 2013 at 23:08:25
"AMD FX-8350 Processor (125W)"
You understand that's under full load, right?
"Asus M5A97 Evo R2.0 Mobo (140W)"
A motherboard does NOT use 140W, you're misunderstanding the specs. The board can except CPUs that are rated up to 140W.
Supports CPU up to 140 W
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5...
"ASUS EAH5450 Graphics Card (75W)"
Where did you come up with 75W for that card? It's a low end HTPC card, not a gaming card. 25W is more like it & that's under full load.

then how much total power consume in my config?
can I use existing power supply of 250W (iball workhorse)?
If corsair CX 430W not available in my locality then can I go for Iball sprint 500W?


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#5
May 4, 2013 at 04:29:38
"If corsair CX 430W not available in my locality then can I go for Iball sprint 500W?"
If you are not sure it was available then why did you ark about that one in particular? That does not make sense. The corsair model that you asked about is a modern high quality unit that really has the available amperage on the 12volt rail where it is needed as well as other important quality features that most cheaper and local brands do not. I cannot find reference to the other model you mention so I must assume that it is a local brand and suspect that it is a cheaper and probably older design so it will not be a good choice. If you include a link to the detailed specs, we can be more sure of this. I recommend staying with a quality name brand like Corsair and a few others, but definitely include the detailed specs link to any specific model you are asking about. Here is the original one you asked about:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
May 4, 2013 at 04:45:08
"If corsair CX 430W not available in my locality then can I go for Iball sprinter 500W?"

Here are detailed specifications of iball sprinter 500 W.....
Features
Maximum Output 500W

Complies with ATX12V V2.2

Enhanced dual 12V output capability

20 + 4 pin cable shielding

SLi Ready and supports Intel & AMD Dual & Multi Core

Super silent with intelligent-thermal fan control technology

High efficiency performance

Output Watts
500W Output
FAN Type
Sleeve bearing cooling fan
FAN Size
12 CM
FAN RPM
1650 RPM
SMPS Chassis Colour
BLACK colour chassis
Cable Length
40 CM
Cable Gauge
18 AWG
Connectors
1 x 20 + 4 pin connector, 1 x 4 pin small FDD connector, 4 x 4 pin big CD-ROM connectors, 4 x SATA connectors, 1 x PCI-E 6 pin connector
Connector Color
Black Coloured Connectors
On/Off Switch
Power On/Off Switch
+12V Rails
Enhanced Dual rails +12V1, +12V2 output
Auto FAN Speed Control
Automatic thermal fan speed control
Dimensions
150 x 86 x 140 (WxHxL)
Certifications
CE,UL,TUV,CB,FCC certified

Now can U compare with corsair....Dual rail of 12 v is available in iball also
you can check specifications on official website of iball also....
http://www.iball.co.in/ProductDetai...


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#7
May 4, 2013 at 06:22:04
Those specs don't tell us much of anything except there are 2 - +12V rails, which is not the best.

What is needed are the Amp ratings on the +12V rails.

Any power supply that is not willing to print those specs is junk, in my opinion.


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#8
May 4, 2013 at 06:49:50
I believe you were told in another thread that iBall power supplies suck. They are cheap, low end garbage. As OtheHill said "Any power supply that is not willing to print those specs is junk". Stick with the Corsair 430W.

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#9
May 4, 2013 at 15:51:41
Agreed, Multiple 12volt rails are a disadvantage rather than an advantage.
The Corsair model has a single high current 12volt rail rated at a real 32Amps, 'bronze' certified 80+% efficiency rating, Active PFC, Quality name brand, extended 3 year warranty. That's 32 Amps x 12 Volts = 384 Watts on the 12 Volt Rail where you really need it. I guarantee you that that cheap 500 Watt unit could not come even close to delivering that much power directly to your CPU and GPU where you need it, in fact many cheaper 600 watt units cannot even do that. Stick with the Corsair CX430 mentioned above, even if you have to pay twice the price of that cheap one, it will be worth it. In the US you can get one for around $45.00 normally when it is not on sale.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#10
May 6, 2013 at 01:29:13
Agreed, What is needed are the Amp ratings on the +12V rails. but everywhere just power ratings are mentioned. I have checked on the site of corsair also......I,m not arguing that iball is suitable....I accept that corsair is best for me....but how can I calculate total load current consumption including processor, MOBO, HDD, Graphics card, CDD, etc. Each and every component shows max power rating in wattage not max current required in amperes....
Can U explain me total current required in full load and in normal load?
The main issue is of availability of PSU and support of service center.........

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#11
May 6, 2013 at 05:58:26
The issue is not just the available +12V amps. The stability of that power is also important.

Additionally, low end power supply makers lie about the available power.

If you insist on proceeding on this course then post your current hardware. Motherboard is not an issue. The processor and the graphics pull the most current. Memory power is dependent on the type of DDR and the number of modules. The total power draw for RAM and drives is less than 1 AMP per unit.

riider covered the actual power draw of the graphics you mentioned in #2 above. The max. draw for the processor is 125W, which is 10.5A@+12V. The Graphics is about 2A@+12V.

So, in theory, your current PSU MAY be powerful enough. If you like running close then try it without upgrading at all. Worst that can happen is you fry everything.

Your 250W current PSU may have way too many Amps on the 5V rail and not enough on the 12V rail.

Below are 3 examples of 250W PSUs. The first 2 are cheap single rail PSUs. See the 12V rating. The third one is a reputable maker but has 2-12V rails. See what happens in that case. Not enough on either rail to run the 125W processor.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...



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