Corsair 450watt PSU with my new system?

By nissanman
Jul 15, 2009
  1. Hi all, this is a quick question. Just wondering if a Corsair 450watt PSU (which has 33amps on the 12v rail) is powerful enough to run my new budget build nicely.

    These are the specs:

    CPU: AMD Athlon x2 5000+
    RAM: 1GB Corsair XMS2
    Video Card: GeForce 9800GT
    Motherboard: Asus M2N68-AM

    So will the Corsair unit be powerful enough for that setup? Or would it be best if i got a more powerful PSU instead? I know Corsair power supplies a very good quality which is why i want one.
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,484   +45

    I'd go with a 500+ watt power supply, you may cut it close at peak performance.

    The pcu is 65 watts draw right rage?
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    The 450VX will be more than sufficient for your system. You will not draw more than 200-250W fro the +12V rail at peak load.
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