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PSU Corsair CX430 enough for AMD Radeon R7 200 Series + AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.5GHz

Hi,
I was confused between corsair cx430 and corsair vs550. after reading numerous articles I finally decided to buy corsair cx430.
http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cx430-430-watts-psu/p/itmdzashzdvykgzj
I want some suggestions whether it will be good enough for my rig.
My specs :
System Model: GA-78LMT-USB3
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Card name: AMD Radeon R7 200 Series
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.150316-1654)

p.s: might overclock the gpu :D
Thanks in advance.
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  1. I would suggest to avoid Corsair. Better go with Antec or Seasonic PSUs.

    Antec VP series is a good cost effective option.
  2. Thank you for the quick response senseijtitus :) As i am in a tight budget. So will this be good enough for my rig.
    http://www.flipkart.com/seasonic-ss400bt-psu/p/itmdfbeqezgmgggf

    or
    http://www.flipkart.com/antec-vp450p-450-watts-psu/p/itmda3ncpuga3hpu
  3. While the Amps on the 12V rail should be enough to power this system, and the performance of this PSU is definitely decent.
    I would NEVER recommend overclocking on this power supply as the components in it are not very good in quality, and the lifespan of this powersupply in gaming rigs is certainly questionable. Do not go with this powersupply if you can.

    Undervolt your components if you can, make sure not to install too many peripherals on this. You should be fine.
  4. senseijtitus said:
    I would suggest to avoid Corsair. Better go with Antec or Seasonic PSUs.

    Antec VP series is a good cost effective option.



    Thank you for the quick response senseijtitus :) As i am in a tight budget. So will this be good enough for my rig.
    http://www.flipkart.com/seasonic-ss400bt-psu/p/itmdfbeq...

    or
    http://www.flipkart.com/antec-vp450p-450-watts-psu/p/it
  5. kwa-e said:
    While the Amps on the 12V rail should be enough to power this system, and the performance of this PSU is definitely decent.
    I would NEVER recommend overclocking on this power supply as the components in it are not very good in quality, and the lifespan of this powersupply in gaming rigs is certainly questionable. Do not go with this powersupply if you can.

    Undervolt your components if you can, make sure not to install too many peripherals on this. You should be fine.



    hmm.. so will these two be okay since the price is around the same.
    http://www.flipkart.com/seasonic-ss400bt-psu/p/itmdfbeq

    http://www.flipkart.com/antec-vp450p-450-watts-psu/p/it

    thanks
  6. The VP 450P is of a decent quality (Great for it's pricepoint, If I may add) and should be enough to power your system,

    You should be fine, with overclocking room to spare.
    Wouldn't really recommend doing it though, but should be perfectly safe, Make sure to stress test your overclocked components to make sure it's stable, and use the various guides in the Internet to help you.
  7. It will be perfectly fine. You should have enough power to overclock if you want.

    95 watts cpu
    150 tops from the gpu tops as it's r7
    50 more for cpu fan dvd ssd
    still a bit of wiggle room to oc the cpu
    this is less than 2/3 the psu capacity
    I've overclocked with them.
  8. kwa-e said:
    The VP 450P is of a decent quality (Great for it's pricepoint, If I may add) and should be enough to power your system,

    You should be fine, with a littel overclocking room to spare (Wouldn't really recommend doing it though).



    Great. but if given a choice between cx430 and vs550. which one would be a better option ?
    Though I would be avoiding corsair. :)
  9. yeah I suppose you have a point there
  10. spentshells said:
    It will be perfectly fine. You should have enough power to overclock if you want.

    95 watts cpu
    150 tops from the gpu tops as it's r7
    50 more for cpu fan dvd ssd
    still a bit of wiggle room to oc the cpu
    this is less than 2/3 the psu capacity
    I've overclocked with them.



    wow really thanks. great relief. I was kinda skeptical initially regarding the cx430 as it only provides 430w. Anyways I wont be doing much of overclocking.
    Thanks.
  11. spentshells said:
    yeah I suppose you have a point there



    So what do you say about cx430 ? should I go with it or not ?
  12. The CX and VS series PSU's are on par with each other in terms of quality, with the VS series making some more sacrifices in quality to make it's price point. Cheap capacitors and components would make convince me to steer away from these product lines if you can though, as the lifespan of these units are in question.

    You should be fine with either of those two units, but lifespan of these products are questionable and if the PSU fails, It may take your components with it. (Everything other than RM, VS, Builder and CX units from Corsair are pretty good though)

    the Antec unit is of much more better quality and is the one I'd go for though.
  13. The CX and VS series PSU's are on par with each other in terms of quality, with the VS series making some more sacrifices in quality to make it's price point. Cheap capacitors and components would make convince me to steer away from these product lines if you can though, as the lifespan of these units are in question.

    You should be fine with either of those two units, but lifespan of these products are questionable and if the PSU fails, It may take your components with you. (Everything other than RM, VS, Builder and CX units from Corsair are pretty good though)

    the Antec unit is of much more better quality and is the one I'd go for though.[/quotemsg

    Well then thanks a ton for the suggestion. It really helped me alot in choosing the right PSU. Will definitely kep all these things in mind. Thanks you everyone. :)
  14. Happy to help, and I hope you enjoy the new PC!

    (I'd suggest picking the post of somebody who you think helped the most as the best solution, as a simple way to say thanks :).)
  15. I am upgrading my PSU this month and will be going for Antec VP 650P v2. I would suggest this same PSU for your rig as well since it has enough power generated in it, in case you decide to overclock in the future. A little bit of future proofing will not hard. Ofcource it is a little bit expensive than the VP450 and VP550. You can also go with the VP550P. I would also suggest to look for local retailers for getting the PSU. Coz when I searched the local retailers, price for the VP650P V2 was around 4200 which was 4600-5200 online. And for VP550P, it was just 3600. I am planning to buy by Cabinet and PSU from ABACUS Peripherals. Check if they have any retailers available in your location.

    Here is the link: http://www.abacusperipherals.com/

    Good Luck.
  16. the cx series does exactly what it was created to do. It is used by several builders including digital storm. The original cx series was worse than the current series. The r2 moniker was removed after the modular cx series was released.

    There is nothing wrong with these psu's nothing at all, BUT... for the price and usually including MIR you can find something that is better in the same price range. It seems to me that corsair is sitting on it's brand name keeping the prices sadly high.

    I've run the 430 500 and 600 cx series as well as selling several systems with the 430 and 500 watt versions. The price has been creeping up yet im not sure why.
  17. CX series are not that bad when you compare them to VS and CS series. But still Antec VP Series is better in my opinion.
  18. The CX 430 is a better PSU than the VP 450 - that is a straight fact.
    Antec make some good psu's - the 450 isn't one of them.
  19. What about VP650P V2?
  20. They're all good mate - the 450 isn't absolutely dire or anything but it has nothing in common with the rest of the VP range at all apart from the branding.
  21. I see. I was under the impression Corsairs CS & VS series had low quality Caps in them. I read a lot of reviews and most of them were suggesting either Antec or Seasonic PSUs instead of Corsairs.
  22. kwa-e said:
    Happy to help, and I hope you enjoy the new PC!

    (I'd suggest picking the post of somebody who you think helped the most as the best solution, as a simple way to say thanks :).)


    madmatt30 said:
    The CX 430 is a better PSU than the VP 450 - that is a straight fact.
    Antec make some good psu's - the 450 isn't one of them.



    Well it feels good to hear that cx is better than vp, vs and cs. I hope it will work fine with my rig. Will it .. I mean CX430 ? please help.
  23. If I were you I would be going for a 500+ PSU. Just to be future proof. Just in case you feel a need to upgrade your GC or Processor or in case you need to overclock at some point of time. It is always better to go for a higher wattage PSU than the recommended.

    Try Corsair CX550 or Antec VP550P. These would be my two choices.
  24. madmatt30 said:
    The CX 430 is a better PSU than the VP 450 - that is a straight fact.
    Antec make some good psu's - the 450 isn't one of them.


    How can you say so?

    Antec doesn't make their own power supplies,
    Their OEMs are Delta, Seasonic, FSP and CWT.

    Any of their PSU's (Barring the old models made by CWT) range from good to excellent quality, most being able to output their rated wattages without problem, and all are of solid quality.

    The VP450P is made by FSP, has decent build quality and may even output more than it's rated wattage, decent buy overall. -Only things you may not like about it is the single 6PIN PCI-E connector (CX has a 6+2)and the non sleeved cables.\

    Another interesting unit is the VS550, 6 PCI-E connectors, advertised to be able to continuously output 42A on the 12V rail (Powerful enough to run a GTX970) and seems like a decent buy, only concern I have is that they may have used cheaper capacitors than the two above to make the pricepoint, and that may reduce lifespan.

    Both the VP, VS and CX will power your system quite nicely and are decent buys, but it's up to you to choose.
  25. Best answer
    kwa-e said:
    madmatt30 said:
    The CX 430 is a better PSU than the VP 450 - that is a straight fact.
    Antec make some good psu's - the 450 isn't one of them.


    How can you say so?

    Antec doesn't make their own power supplies,
    Their OEMs are Delta, Seasonic, FSP and CWT.

    Any of their PSU's (Barring the old models made by CWT) range from good to excellent quality, most being able to output their rated wattages without problem, and all are of solid quality.

    The VP450P is made by FSP, has decent build quality and may even output more than it's rated wattage, decent buy overall. -Only things you may not like about it is the single 6PIN PCI-E connector (CX has a 6+2)and the non sleeved cables.\

    Another interesting unit is the VS550, 6 PCI-E connectors, advertised to be able to continuously output 42A on the 12V rail (Powerful enough to run a GTX970) and seems like a decent buy, only concern I have is that they may have used cheaper capacitors than the two above to make the pricepoint, and that may reduce lifespan.

    Both the VP, VS and CX will power your system quite nicely and are decent buys, but it's up to you to choose.



    the antec has no pfc circuit,so fails bronze certification,the cx430 does & is bronze rated.
    the main reason Id pick the cx430 is its a known entity to me & many thousands of others,Ive used it so many times & its a rock solid little number with a big 12v rail.
    Lets be fair ,theyre both budget psu's ,they both have cheap secondary caps,theyll both do the job but to me personally the corsair takes preference due to the above.
  26. spentshells said:
    the cx series does exactly what it was created to do. It is used by several builders including digital storm. The original cx series was worse than the current series. The r2 moniker was removed after the modular cx series was released.

    There is nothing wrong with these psu's nothing at all, BUT... for the price and usually including MIR you can find something that is better in the same price range. It seems to me that corsair is sitting on it's brand name keeping the prices sadly high.

    I've run the 430 500 and 600 cx series as well as selling several systems with the 430 and 500 watt versions. The price has been creeping up yet im not sure why.


    I am inclined to agree with this... I couldn't have said it better myself. Though the pricing is indeed the x factor, a good promotion from a retail store could be a game changer.
  27. Boggles my mind seeing people talk bad about Corsair. Anyway, that PSU is enough for that, but for anything like a R9 280 or better it starts to be a stretch.
  28. Inuyasha88 said:
    spentshells said:
    yeah I suppose you have a point there



    So what do you say about cx430 ? should I go with it or not ?



    If the vs 550 is the same price go with that, otherwise that psu is plenty powerful
  29. The CX line has been moved from tier 3 to 4 as a result of the evidence shown by members of the community. (See pages 14-15 for more details, Mstly due to the questionable reliability of said models.)
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

    I'd say to avoid the CX line completely, not too sure about the VS line though. Personally, I'd just get something from antec's earthwatts line seeing as it is pretty reliable from what I've seen. Your choice in the end.
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