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Will my 500 watt Alpine PSU be enough power?

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December 17, 2013 2:05:55 PM

I recently ordered the following parts for my low budget pc which i will upgrade over time as needed but i am wondering will my PSU run it safely until i can upgrade to a better PSU?
Parts are :
CPU: AMD fx 6350 4.2ghz 125w
Graphics: Gigabyte geForce GT 640 1050 mhz 2gb
Motherboard: Gigabyte 78LMT
RAM: 2 x 4gb corsair ddr3 1333mhz

Also just to double check these parts are compatible right? There are AM3 socket. Thanks for your responses in advance.

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December 17, 2013 2:12:14 PM

As long as it's a decent PSU , it will be more than enough.
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December 17, 2013 2:16:18 PM

You need to pick out a new board , what is your budget?
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December 17, 2013 2:22:17 PM

If this is the PSU you have(http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alpine-Quiet-Silent-Power-Suppl...) I would highly suggest replacing it with a better quality unit as soon as you can. Also with the 760g chipset you may experience random throttling issues with the CPU. *edit* just looked it up and that motherboard doesn't have the 6350 listed as a supported CPU. http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p.... While there are some 760g boards that support it I would suggest getting atleast a board with a 970 chipset if you can't afford a 990x or 990fx. Here's a decent 970 board http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97ler2.... Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any microATX 970 or 990 boards if thats the size you wanted.
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December 17, 2013 3:16:12 PM

Thanks for all the replies guys. @bignastyid i checked to make sure the socket type was the same for both. There both AM3. is there any chance it is compatible even though its not listed? only thing is ive already ordered it ha.
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December 17, 2013 3:17:51 PM

You may or may not have issues with the board , that's why I suggested a change.
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December 17, 2013 3:18:01 PM

bignastyid said:
If this is the PSU you have(http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alpine-Quiet-Silent-Power-Suppl...) I would highly suggest replacing it with a better quality unit as soon as you can. Also with the 760g chipset you may experience random throttling issues with the CPU. *edit* just looked it up and that motherboard doesn't have the 6350 listed as a supported CPU. http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p.... While there are some 760g boards that support it I would suggest getting atleast a board with a 970 chipset if you can't afford a 990x or 990fx. Here's a decent 970 board http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97ler2.... Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any microATX 970 or 990 boards if thats the size you wanted.

Thanks for all the replies guys. @bignastyid i checked to make sure the socket type was the same for both. There both AM3. is there any chance it is compatible even though its not listed? only thing is ive already ordered it ha.

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December 17, 2013 3:18:54 PM

I wouldn't use it , send it back.
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December 17, 2013 3:20:31 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
I wouldn't use it , send it back.

The motherboard? For compatibility reasons or quality?

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December 17, 2013 3:22:37 PM

Both.
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December 17, 2013 3:27:09 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Both.


Ok thanks. If you have time could you maybe suggest a similar board which will support the listed components and hopefully in a similar price range. PS its for christmass so i would really like a definite yes or no to the compatibily of the cpu and board if possible
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December 17, 2013 3:29:20 PM

Budget and preferred siet would help.Thanks.
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December 17, 2013 3:35:02 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Budget and preferred siet would help.Thanks.


My budget is already really streched i know its not an expensive rig but my mam is buying it. So as close to price of original board as possible, also dabs.ie is my ideal site. Looking further into it and it appears my board is compatible http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p... the earliear poster appeared to have a s2p version when mine is the usb3 version. Your opinion would be very valuable thanks... ideally i want to keep the set up i have ordered at the moment i can upgrade board psu graphics later in the future all i need is compatibility at the present time
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December 17, 2013 3:37:56 PM

Looks good according to your link!

It's just not a good board for the FX CPU's.

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December 17, 2013 3:43:11 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Looks good according to your link!

It's just not a good board for the FX CPU's.



excellent! yeah im only paying 40 for the board so i wont hesitate to upgrade in 2/3 months. really? can you give me an idea of the type of problems ill run into. And what sort of games il be able to run. Id be more than happy with being able to run the likes of bf4 on regular settings. Do you reckon that will be possible? Your knowledge is very appreciated by the way!

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December 17, 2013 3:49:06 PM

You will be ok , just don't overclock.



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December 17, 2013 3:55:43 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
You will be ok , just don't overclock.




Ok thanks a million. yeah the way i see it if them companies put millions into developing compents and research there a reason its performance is so. I wouldnt overclock unless i had a water cooling system or something similar. Im only new to this site. Is there a way i can rep you for your help?
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December 17, 2013 4:28:53 PM

Just click on your favorite solution in the thread (The Green button), and thanks for posting on the forum.
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