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Is the Corsair CX430 V2 a reliable PSU?

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    Hey guys i wanna know if the Corsair CX430 V2 is a good power supply? I will be using a GTX 560 video card along with a i3 540 stock.. with 4 gigs of memory and 2 HDDs.. will it be enough for my system? will it power my system for at least 2-3 yrs??
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    It's good and more than enough. I know someone who has an i5-2400, 2x4GB DDR3-1333 RAM, HD 7850, 5 LED fans, 2 HDDs, 1 ODD, using that very PSU.
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    Hey guys i brought the PSU.. now i have other questions.. it has only 3x 4 pin connectors.. 2 of which are used to power the 6 pin through the adapter, to power my 560.. i want to add more fans.. but only 1x 4 pin is available.. does that mean i can use only 1 fan?? :cry:
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    i think those are eps and pci-e . not for fan. they are power line capable of like 150$ per cable.. so you using 2, you have 1 left. most videocard comes with molex to pci-e , buts that's not recommended.

    Corsair CX430 V2 if your planing to upgrade to dual videocard is not really recommended
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    You have options:

    1. Power the fans off the motherboard fan headers

    2. Use Molex->3pin fan cables with a Molex pass through (so you can daisy chain the cables)
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    Hi guys, thankx for the suggestion but newegg is not available in my country.. any simple ways to solve this prob? and yea im looking for good cooling of my system.. will be adding 3 more fans for now, wat should be the fan placements? i was thinking 1 at the bottom and 1 on the side pannel, 1 on the front pannel.. will this be good?

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