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FormulaPC

39 months ago

So I'm new to building computers and this summer I'll be building one for the first time. By budget has to be below $1000 which includes a monitor and wireless adapter and OS. So, PCpartpicker estimates that the pc would use 430+ watts and my PSU is 650 watts. Is that sufficient?

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  • 39 months ago
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What 650w PSU is it?

  • 39 months ago
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Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified

  • 39 months ago
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Can you link your build?

It's not the best, but it might do.

  • 39 months ago
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  • 39 months ago
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You should be fine! :)

  • 39 months ago
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That is a fine PSU. No worries. You will be more than fine.

  • 39 months ago
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Sadly the new CX-Ms get lots of the hate of older ones.

  • 39 months ago
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yeah same idiots saying that are the ones recommending evga 600bs for $1500 systems. lol

  • 39 months ago
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So CXM is OK but CM is not great apart from say the 430w?

  • 39 months ago
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The new x50W CX-Ms should almost certainly be better than the older x00W CX-Ms and are also better than the regular non semi modular CXs (not that they are bad, they're better than EVGA's 500B I'd argue). The x00W CX-Ms are also being replaced by the new ones.

Not sure if that answers your question.

  • 39 months ago
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Have any reviews dropped yet? If they point the unit being decent, I'll consider using them in the builds I recommend. (of the budget-orientated variety) :)

  • 39 months ago
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The Corsair Vengeance series (In Germany) are the same platform as the new CX-Ms but use all "Japanese" caps and also have a 400W and 500W version. So we should be able to tell the new CX-Ms' performance from reviews of them.

http://www.hardwareluxx.de/index.php/artikel/hardware/netzteile/38397-corsair-vengeance-650w-im-test.html?start=4

Well, that's something anyway.

  • 39 months ago
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As tiny_voices said, it really depends on the unit. If you're unsure, try looking on the label at the side of it, and taking a picture. If you can't find any sort of identification, that's a pretty bad sign.

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