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Is this 500 W PSU enough for my future build?

Hey everyone,

I have a 4 year old build by now, and I'd like to upgrade basicly everything
Since i'm on a tight budget, I'd like to keep my old case and PSU, that is a Chieftec CHP 500 A

I wonder if that will be enough for an i5-4570/4670, R9 270X 2GB, ASROCK H87 Pro4 mobo, 8GB of DDR3 Ram (1600mhz), a 120GB SSD and an 1TB 7200rpm HDD?
(different "PSU calculators" gave different answers, from 350W to 650W)

I know i shouldnt go cheap on PSU, but here in my country, component prices are crazy (an R9 270x is nearly 300$...) so unless its not necessary, i'd stick with the old one

ps: i'm not planning to OC anything
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  1. Yes 500watts should be sufficient for that.
  2. rolli59 said:
    Yes 500watts should be sufficient for that.


    thank you!

    i may have another question, on Gigabyte's site it says about the r9 270x's "Power Supply - 500W(with two 6-pin external power connectors)" - does this have anything to do with my old psu?
  3. Here's a high quality unit made by SEASONIC , with the right connections.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($48.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $48.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-11 12:23 EST-0500)
  4. Best answer
    LDNY90 said:
    rolli59 said:
    Yes 500watts should be sufficient for that.


    thank you!

    i may have another question, on Gigabyte's site it says about the r9 270x's "Power Supply - 500W(with two 6-pin external power connectors)" - does this have anything to do with my old psu?


    Most quality 500watt PSU's have 2 x PCIe power connectors. Your Chieftec has two http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page873.htm PCIe power connectors.
  5. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Here's a high quality unit made by SEASONIC , with the right connections.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($48.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $48.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-11 12:23 EST-0500)


    unfortunetly, this item is way over 80$ here... :/

    so you're saying my current one doesnt have the right connections?
  6. I looked into your PSU and it has the proper connections it should work.
  7. unfortunetly i can only choose one of you guys's answer as a solution, but thanks both of you!
  8. Doesn't matter as long as you got the answers you needed.
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