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RenegadePrime 6 days ago

Just wondering if 460W is enough for this build:

PSU: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/nTK7YJ/cooler-master-power-supply-rs460psari3
Build: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/VcFCgw

The total watt says 325W and I have an unused power supply that can be used, the only thing that concerns me is that the total power draw on the 12V is 324W. Can I get away with using that power supply?

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LostElement 6 Builds 5 points 6 days ago

I wouldn't use that ancient PSU. It would likely either die, kill your system, set on fire, or all of above.

I would get a Corsair CX450M instead.

RenegadePrime submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 days ago

Thanks, welp looks like I'm shopping again.

BetrayedPredator 1 point 5 days ago

That ancient PSU might work or chance on fire when you hit the 12V rail with a large load

hellfire19981 1 point 5 days ago

yes, you can get away with it. the question is simply 'for how long?'. a few months perhaps. get something better, or you risk your system, your house, and even possibly yourself.

RenegadePrime submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 days ago

Thanks for the feedback, my concerns were well founded then.
I would not want to be the guy who's death was caused by PSU.

hellfire19981 1 point 5 days ago

nah, I'd rather die to a GPU.