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Double-checking wattage for new build

Last response: in Components
December 26, 2013 5:51:53 PM

Hey guys,

I'm in the process of building a new gaming rig, and I wanted to be absolutely certain my PSU can provide the wattage I need, even while under strain:

  • (PC Part Picker doesn't list the case or the Optical Drive, leading me to assume they both draw negligible wattage)

    The model of PSU I was planning to add was the Rosewill Green Series RG530-S12 530W. Originally I was going to get a 500W Corsair builder-series PSU, but my understanding was they had come under fire recently for reliability issues.

    Will this be enough to power these components without fainting on me?

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    a b 4 Gaming
    a b ) Power supply
    December 26, 2013 5:54:27 PM

    Yes that power supply is more than enough to power the build. you can overclock as much as you want
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    a c 84 ) Power supply
    December 26, 2013 6:03:34 PM

    The CX series can have some issues with the secondary capacitors after awhile, but its still is a horrible budget unit. There are many out there that are worse by far. The rosewill isn't a bad unit, but the 500w EVGA is a good unit and is a bit cheaper than the rosewill.
    For $59 you can get a 600w EVGA
    But the 500w would be more than enough for that build.