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Will 500w PSU be enough fo this build?

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July 26, 2013 3:31:10 PM

Hi,

I'm in the middle of selecting/ordering parts for my PC build.. just have the PSU left, will a 500w be sufficient?

Current build is;

AMD Fx-6300

Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 motherboard

Corsair Vengeance 4gb DDR3-1600 ram

MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB video card

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

LiteOn 24x Internal SATA DVD RW Drive [IHAS124-04]

Any help is greatly appreciated.. Thanks :) 

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a b 4 Gaming
July 26, 2013 3:33:07 PM

As long as it's a PSU from a trusted brand (Antec, Corsair, XFX and Seasonic are some of the best), then 500w is plenty! The 7790 isn't a very power consuming card, so 500w is definitely enough for that system!
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a b 4 Gaming
July 26, 2013 3:35:52 PM

+1^


Yep it will suffice, I assume you haven't overclocked. What is the PSU itself? Like Sophie said, brands like that are the best for assured quality and performance.
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July 27, 2013 1:56:05 AM

Thank you both!

I'm planning on getting the Corsair Builder Series CX500 500w
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a b 4 Gaming
July 27, 2013 2:27:45 AM

That's a good PSU, will be good for your system. :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
July 27, 2013 4:06:01 AM

Is it the modular one, I always recommend a PSU which is modular. As Corsair "the dreaded cable octopus".
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a b 4 Gaming
July 27, 2013 4:44:48 AM

I just find modular PSU's are easier in short. You can select the cables to plug in and the rest can go away until you ever need them again. keeps your system nice and neat lessening the amount of cables in your system. Air flow can be increased because of less cables. And for under £5 more go for it.

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July 29, 2013 9:20:54 AM

Thanks for the links and help :)  I bought the Corsair modular 500W PSU
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