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Needs help deciding which PSU would be suitable for my PC.

improdz

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Hey, Firstly thanks for anyone who is able to help, it really is appreciated.

I need help with deciding which PSU would be best suited for my custom PC which i made around a year ago, currently i only have a cheap PSU which came with my case. On the weekend i'm planning on buying a HD7850 Graphics card from Amazon UK so i defiantly need to update my PSU.

My PC specs are as follows:
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 - 3.4 Ghz AM3 Black Edition
Ram: Corsair 8GB 1600Mhz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance
Graphics card: Sapphire HD 6570 1GB DDR3 Graphics Card (soon to be HD7850)

I've been looking at the Corsair Builder Series CX 430 Watt on amazon (link below sorry if its not allowed), will this be able to run my pc without any problems with the HD7850 in? or would i need to go up to a 500/600/750 watt Corsair Cx?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009RMP14M/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0DGTDA79MH8QGDGN14ZN&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=358549767&pf_rd_i=468294

Also on a side note would my CPU be okay with the HD7850 and not bottleneck or cause any problems?

Thank you for your time.

EDIT: i'm currently on a budget for the psu so a highend psu is defiantly out my price range
 

MJSBLUES

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Hah links are allowed :p 430 watt PSU won't be enough for those specs, you're best trying a 500w PSU. Also the 7870 is alot better than the 7850 and just a little bit more money! Your CPU shouldn't bottleneck either, and will play most modern games on high at a decent FPS.
 

improdz

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Hey thanks for your reply. unfortunatly i have a budget of 200 GBP to get the Graphics Card and the PSU so i won't be able to go for the 7870.

haha I've just realized about the aloud, it's been a long day at work so my brains shutting down for the night lol
 

MJSBLUES

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What do you mean by 'aloud'? Hah, have a good night ;)
 

improdz

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The CX 500 is in budget
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Builder-Series-Bronze-Supply/dp/B009RMP2VE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1368472570&sr=8-2&keywords=corsair+psu

But i could also stretch the budget slightly to get the CX600

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Builder-Series-Bronze-Supply/dp/B009RMP44O/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1368472571&sr=8-5&keywords=corsair+psu
 

4745454b

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Any other PSUs? The CX500 is a better idea. In another thread I'm talking about how some people don't like the CX line. The CX430/500 will power your system just fine. Even with the 7850. You probably don't want to do any overclocking (OCing) however.
 

improdz

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i've done some looking around but so far all i've found is the CX. I'll carry on looking and ill update this thread once i find some in my budget
 

MJSBLUES

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Hahah my thread :D

 

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