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PLEASE HELP! Worried about my pc build need an answer for 2 questions!

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December 2, 2013 9:21:29 PM

Hey guys I actually have 2 questions both pc related.
My PC build is as follows:
Gainward GTX Geoforce 760
Intel i5 4570 3.2 ghz
500 watts power supply
8 gb of ram
1 tb hard drive
120gb ssd card
Monitor: 1366x768

1. Will my power supply be alright when i'm playing graphically impressive games (eg. Battlefield 4)
2. Will my pc be able to run the upcoming next gen games?
a b ) Power supply
December 2, 2013 9:23:41 PM

I'd go for at least a 600W, and you will play upcoming games fine at your resolution
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a b ) Power supply
December 2, 2013 9:25:48 PM

1) Probably. It depends not on the sticker wattage, but what it is actually capable of delivering. Without a model/manufacturer it's impossible to say. As long as it's a reputable brand, you should have no issues at all.

2) Yeah. Your PC isn't a problem as your monitor is (by modern standards) low resolution. If you intend to keep playing games on that resolution, you should have absolutely no problems, potentially for a few years.
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December 2, 2013 9:31:19 PM

patrick47018 said:
I'd go for at least a 600W, and you will play upcoming games fine at your resolution


Okay should I first play graphically impressive games to see how my psu goes?
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a b ) Power supply
December 2, 2013 9:35:39 PM

What PSU do you have currently?
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December 2, 2013 9:37:45 PM

Question 1: Your computer has the specs to run the next gen games on high 35+ FPS. But idk about the
Question 2: Most likely not. But it all depends on the brand and model. Like fore example: a 600W CoolMax PSU is most likely to be closer to a 300W PSU than a 600W. A Corsair CX600 is a real 600W PSU, It gives all the power it says it does.

So, if you could give me the brand and model, i could give you a reply in the morning about it. But i will be on for the next 15 mins or so.
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December 2, 2013 9:50:17 PM

Rammy said:
1) Probably. It depends not on the sticker wattage, but what it is actually capable of delivering. Without a model/manufacturer it's impossible to say. As long as it's a reputable brand, you should have no issues at all.

2) Yeah. Your PC isn't a problem as your monitor is (by modern standards) low resolution. If you intend to keep playing games on that resolution, you should have absolutely no problems, potentially for a few years.


Okay thanks heaps and my power supply was included with my case ( my case: cooler master elite 371) and what if i get a 1080p monitor
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December 2, 2013 9:53:41 PM

SnakeGTX said:
Question 1: Your computer has the specs to run the next gen games on high 35+ FPS. But idk about the
Question 2: Most likely not. But it all depends on the brand and model. Like fore example: a 600W CoolMax PSU is most likely to be closer to a 300W PSU than a 600W. A Corsair CX600 is a real 600W PSU, It gives all the power it says it does.

So, if you could give me the brand and model, i could give you a reply in the morning about it. But i will be on for the next 15 mins or so.


Okay my psu was included with the case. My case is the cooler master elite 371
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December 2, 2013 9:55:01 PM

Rammy said:
What PSU do you have currently?


it is 500 watts and it was included with the cooler master elite 371
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a c 125 ) Power supply
December 2, 2013 9:56:42 PM

You want at least a 500 w/ about a min of 30 AMPs on the 12 Volt rail and should be fine
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December 2, 2013 10:07:40 PM

millsyxx said:


Okay my psu was included with the case. My case is the cooler master elite 371


Hmm. i can't tell what power supply that is just by what it came with. If it came from Newegg or Cooler Master them self, then the power supply should be "ok".

But if you care enough about it, then you might want to look in the case and see the model number then google it. And if you do, do this, what you are wanting to look for when you are searching for it is if it a 80 plus standard PSU. A bronze, silver, gold, and platinum are all good to. But if its not 80 plus then i don't think it would work well at all. You would be having your PC crash when you play GPU intensive games.

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December 2, 2013 10:08:37 PM

Tradesman1 said:
You want at least a 500 w/ about a min of 30 AMPs on the 12 Volt rail and should be fine


so basically im fine with those 2 questions i just asked?
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a c 125 ) Power supply
December 2, 2013 10:09:06 PM

Should have a label on it with specs
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a b ) Power supply
December 2, 2013 10:09:15 PM

I can't find any specific info about the PSU, but it's likely you should be fine.
Generally bundled PSUs are of pretty poor quality, and Coolermaster aren't renowned for quality PSUs across the board, but I'm pretty sure everything they make should conform to the specs Tradesman quoted.

If you are unsure, or just want to be certain, the details of your PSU will be in a table on a sticker attached to it. The important info is the 12V Amperage which should be listed under something like "+12V" or split up "+12V1, +12V2" etc.
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a b ) Power supply
December 2, 2013 10:09:50 PM

What we were asking is if you could look in your case and give us the model number of the power supply. And at 1080P you will still play modern games quite well on the 760
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December 2, 2013 10:32:34 PM

SnakeGTX said:
millsyxx said:


Okay my psu was included with the case. My case is the cooler master elite 371


Hmm. i can't tell what power supply that is just by what it came with. If it came from Newegg or Cooler Master them self, then the power supply should be "ok".

But if you care enough about it, then you might want to look in the case and see the model number then google it. And if you do, do this, what you are wanting to look for when you are searching for it is if it a 80 plus standard PSU. A bronze, silver, gold, and platinum are all good to. But if its not 80 plus then i don't think it would work well at all. You would be having your PC crash when you play GPU intensive games.



patrick47018 said:
What we were asking is if you could look in your case and give us the model number of the power supply. And at 1080P you will still play modern games quite well on the 760


product number is rs-500-pcar-13
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December 2, 2013 10:33:26 PM

Oh and no solution all of you have helped me out (was an accident choosing solution)
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a b ) Power supply
December 2, 2013 10:41:31 PM

It'll be the bare minimum to do it but it should be fine, if you can afford it I'd go with a 600W PSU
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December 2, 2013 10:45:02 PM

patrick47018 said:
It'll be the bare minimum to do it but it should be fine, if you can afford it I'd go with a 600W PSU


Alright thanks heaps, I think itll be fine i will get a 600 watt when i can
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December 3, 2013 9:00:58 AM

millsyxx said:

Alright thanks heaps, I think itll be fine i will get a 600 watt when i can


I agree with patrick, it will be the very very mininum. But one thing i noticed is a GTX 760 has to have one 6 pin & 8 pin PCI-E power connector. The power supply have only one 6 pin. Just make sure you have some molex power connectors free for the adapters.

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December 4, 2013 12:36:37 AM

SnakeGTX said:
millsyxx said:

Alright thanks heaps, I think itll be fine i will get a 600 watt when i can


I agree with patrick, it will be the very very mininum. But one thing i noticed is a GTX 760 has to have one 6 pin & 8 pin PCI-E power connector. The power supply have only one 6 pin. Just make sure you have some molex power connectors free for the adapters.



I'm able to run games fine, but they are not very graphically impressive like (left 4 dead 2, fallout 3 and alan wake)
Im just worried how itll be with graphically impressive game (eg. im downloading witcher 2) should that be alright??

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December 4, 2013 3:02:29 PM

millsyxx said:

I'm able to run games fine, but they are not very graphically impressive like (left 4 dead 2, fallout 3 and alan wake)
Im just worried how itll be with graphically impressive game (eg. im downloading witcher 2) should that be alright??


Well if its working with those games, then go ahead and go for it. But don't be surprised when the computer shuts down with no warning. Like someone just pulled the plug out of the wall.

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a b ) Power supply
December 4, 2013 6:41:50 PM

SnakeGTX said:

I agree with patrick, it will be the very very mininum. But one thing i noticed is a GTX 760 has to have one 6 pin & 8 pin PCI-E power connector. The power supply have only one 6 pin. Just make sure you have some molex power connectors free for the adapters.

Just a minor correction, a GTX760 takes two 6pin PCI-E power as standard.

The PSU you have is in reality far closer to a 400W PSU than a 500W PSU. Any good 500W PSU will have the cables you need and manage this system without any issues whatsoever. If you ever find yourself in a scenario where you are using Molex adaptors then you should be worried, as any good PSU with enough capacity should have suitable connectors.

If it is working fine, then great, but you do want to get rid of the PSU whenever you get the chance. If you aren't intending on upgrading at any point then a quality 500W PSU will be more than sufficient, and something like a 550W will have ample headroom for all but the most power hungry of graphics cards.
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December 4, 2013 9:17:58 PM

Rammy said:

Just a minor correction, a GTX760 takes two 6pin PCI-E power as standard.


Really?

The card I looking at had to have one 6 pin & 8 pin PCI-E connector.

-_-

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a b ) Power supply
December 4, 2013 9:37:55 PM

Yeah. It's possible that some manufacturers versions will use an 8 and a 6, but the standard is 6+6, and that is what most GTX760 use.
Given its got a tdp of 170W, three 75W power sources should be more than enough.
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