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CX600: risks in using it for this rig?


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So, I recently built a rig that I'll use mainly for gaming. These are the specs


i7 3770


16 gb (8+8) Hyper X RAM

B75M-D3H Gigabyte Motherboard

931GB Seagate ST1000DM003-1CH162 ATA Device (SATA)

111GB KINGSTON SV300S37A120G ATA Device (SSD)

CX600 80+ Bronze PSU


The problem is: I can't go over my budget anymore and I have realized that I shouldn't have bought the CX600 as my PSU, since it's not built for high end gaming.


My questions are: Can I still use this PSU for a year or more before upgrading the PSU?


Am I risking other components if I keep using this rig for gaming?


If this PSU fails, will it possibly damage other components?


I don't have the receipt anymore, so I can't return it.

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600watts is more than enough for an i7 3770 with single 970 set up. If you go SLI in the future with that card, then you probably need to 700 watts.


No, you're not risking any hardware with that PSU. I couldn't think of any technical reason why it would be a risk to begin with. That CX is more than capable for that set up.


CX600 has built in fail-safe like Over/Under-Voltage Protection, Over-Temperature Protection, Over-Power Protection, etc. These protections are in place to protect the components in your system. The PSU will basically shut off automatically once it detects an anomaly, like a large spike in current.

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