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Is the Corsair CX 450W a good PSU for a budget build?

MexAlessandro7
  • 12 months ago

Title sums it up, thanks in advance

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  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

How many topics will you make for your budget $565 build? :-P

Yes, it's a very good PSU, but it's not modular.

So if you don't mind that...that's a very good choice.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, if you keep in mind it only has one PCIe connector.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Well it's one 6+2 pin connector actually, but i guess it would suffice considering his build is a budget build.

However, he could upgrade to a R2600 and a RTX 2060 or even RTX 2070 in the long run and that one 6+2 power connector would suffice.

So i think there shouldn't be any upgrade problems even with that low cost PSU! :)

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Would this PSU suffice for a decent OC on a ryzen 5 2600, rx 570, 8gb build? At 19.99 after rebates it's extremely tempting.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I think so, but at max load on both GPU and CPU you'd be pushing the edge. An RX 570 tops out at somewhere around 270-280 watts, an OC'ed 2600 might be pulling 100-ish, leaving you 70 or so for the rest of the system -- enough, but just barely. OTOH for $20 it might be worth the experiment, especially if you aren't driving the GPU to absolute maximum most of the time.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

What's your source for RX570 pulling 270-280W? Sapphire's version consumes 169W on average, 180W peak. https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/RX_570_Pulse/28.html

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm, I went back for a link and now I can't find it. A tomshardware piece puts the RX 570 peak at 200 watts. So apparently I was off by 70-80 watts, and that makes a significant difference -- 450w would be plenty.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it's the best PSU in its price range. However, it's non-modular. I would place it better than the CXM.

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