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Is this 500 W PSU enough for my future build?

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November 11, 2013 5:45:54 AM

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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a c 716 ) Power supply
November 11, 2013 5:52:51 AM

Yes 500watts should be sufficient for that.
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November 11, 2013 9:14:08 AM

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?
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a c 716 ) Power supply
November 11, 2013 9:59:23 AM

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.
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November 11, 2013 11:18:14 AM

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?
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a c 2356 ) Power supply
November 11, 2013 11:23:25 AM

I looked into your PSU and it has the proper connections it should work.
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November 11, 2013 11:25:16 AM

unfortunetly i can only choose one of you guys's answer as a solution, but thanks both of you!
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a c 2356 ) Power supply
November 11, 2013 11:33:07 AM

Doesn't matter as long as you got the answers you needed.
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