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Is my 500W PSU enough to power my new GFX Card?

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August 20, 2013 2:47:01 PM

Hi guys, just wondering if my PSU is sufficient to power my rig with my new gfx card.

Current rig:
FX-4100 ( Uprading soon )
Radeon 7870 Sapphire 2GB DDR5
8GB RAM
M5A97 PRO EVO Mobo
Coolermaster Elite 500W

Thanks.

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August 20, 2013 2:54:31 PM

In theory, yes.
But there are reviews that show coolermaster elite as not delivering advertised power.

It will do no harm to try it, but be prepared to change it out if you detect issues.
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August 20, 2013 3:12:59 PM

Cooler Master have bad reputation for PSUs, hence their nickname "Crapper Master". As geofelt mentioned they rarely deliver all the power they advertise reliably. For instance, it might say 500W, but trying to push it over 300W might start to show some instability.
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