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August 27, 2013 3:16:33 AM

The PSU I have chosen for my build is a Corsair Builder Series CX500w ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit and these are the rest of my components:
GPU
CPU
RAM
I am worried because the Gigabyte website says the power consumption is 400W, but on amazon the CPU power consumption is 43W but on a benchmark test I read for it, it said the peak power consumption was 120w?
I know the GPU power consumption can be taken with a pinch of salt because I am going with a decent PSU not a terrible £20 one.
This is my first build so and I don't want to get anything wrong in the part choosing stage.
Thanks in advance, hopgop.

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August 27, 2013 3:19:54 AM

There's idle and peak usage.

You sure you don't want a Boost GPU? GTX 650 Ti Boost.

I'd prefer a 550W PSU. Especially with a K edition CPU too.
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August 27, 2013 3:21:47 AM

Also I forgot to mention, I am not planning on overclocking, and I only need to know if I need the get a higher wattage PSU or if the one I have chosen is fine.
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August 27, 2013 3:22:51 AM

If you don't plan on OC'ing, don't get a K edition of that CPU. K is for overclocking.
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August 27, 2013 3:26:01 AM

Yeah I know, it's if in the future I need to overclock my CPU (I probably will in like 2 years) and I can get a better PSU rather than buying a whole new CPU and PSU. I purely need to know if this is a high enough wattage.
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August 27, 2013 3:39:03 AM

That PSU is plenty enough for your build. I use and FX 6300 OC to 4.5GHZ (more power than an i5) and XFX HD 7870 also more power than your 650Ti and this all ran on the CX430w.
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August 27, 2013 3:41:50 AM

ifreestylin said:
That PSU is plenty enough for your build. I use and FX 6300 OC to 4.5GHZ (more power than an i5) and XFX HD 7870 also more power than your 650Ti and this all ran on the CX430w.


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August 27, 2013 3:41:51 AM

Just to be in the safe zone, for just an extra 10$ you can get the Corsair CX600 instead. In case you overclock in a few years or you change for a more powerful GPU.

Also, I would recommend you get the 650-Ti-"Boost" instead. The one you picked is simply the 650-Ti, but there's a noticeable performance difference with the "Boost" edition.
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