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December 26, 2013 6:39:02 AM

Hey guys.
My question is can a 500W Corsair Builder Series Modular PSU comfortably support this build?600W seems like a waste since I wont be upgrading any time soon but I don't want to run into power problems a year from now.
Corsair Vengeance 8GB RAM.

Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Solid State Drive
Gigabyte Z87X-D3H Motherboard
Fractal Design Define R4 PC Case - Black/Pearl
Intel Core i5 4670K
Pioneer BDC-207DBK 8x SATA Internal Blu-ray Player DVD/CD Burner Combo Drive
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Corsair CW-9060007-WW Hydro Series H60 CPU Cooler
AMD Radeon 7870 Graphics Card

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December 26, 2013 6:45:32 AM

You'll be fine. The non-modular CX-500 uses some inferior Samxon capacitors that don't age well, but I understand that the modular ones contain all-Japanese capacitors.
You'll probably use around 300W-325W while gaming.
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December 26, 2013 8:22:12 AM

Onus said:
You'll be fine. The non-modular CX-500 uses some inferior Samxon capacitors that don't age well, but I understand that the modular ones contain all-Japanese capacitors.
You'll probably use around 300W-325W while gaming.

Thanks for the reply.Yep I think I'll go for the 500W if thats the case.I was just confused since everyone seems to say something different when it comes to PSU's.Also,I don't know much about overclocking but if I wanted to get into it would this PSU still be suitable?
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December 26, 2013 8:35:20 AM

Anecdotally, this spring I ran a HD7970 clocked at 1130MHz as a BTC miner. Running flat out, it typically pulled 312W from its UPS. Your rig has a lower-powered GPU, but your CPU will be busier; hence my 300W-325W estimate before. You've got plenty of headroom for overclocking.
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December 26, 2013 8:42:44 AM

Onus said:
Anecdotally, this spring I ran a HD7970 clocked at 1130MHz as a BTC miner. Running flat out, it typically pulled 312W from its UPS. Your rig has a lower-powered GPU, but your CPU will be busier; hence my 300W-325W estimate before. You've got plenty of headroom for overclocking.


Well that pretty much settles it then,500W it is.Thanks for the help man.

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