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Corsair 500w PSU Enough?

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January 3, 2014 4:17:29 AM

Yes -- another one of those threads.

See, I don't trust PSU calculators, and would prefer to ask you guys.

I'm going to be building my first rig shortly, which will consist of the followin' parts:
Sapphire HD7870 2GB
8GB Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer RAM
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3
FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core

Will a Corsair 500w PSU be sufficient, or will a OCZ ZS Series 650w be reliable enough?


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January 3, 2014 4:21:31 AM

A 500w PSU will be sufficient. Unless you're planning to overclock in the future, I'd recommend you to take a PSU with a higher wattage, and from a trusted manufactor like corsair.
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January 3, 2014 4:21:35 AM

500w should be sufficient but it'd be operating near the power supply's max load. If you want a little head room for future upgrades I'd go with the 650w however as I said a Corsair 500w psu would be sufficient.

When operating at higher loads, the psu becomes louder if that doesn't concern you, it should be alright. Also I recommend this list to people purchasing power supplies. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

It needs a bit of updating but overall it provides the best idea.Let me now if you need help choosing a model.
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January 3, 2014 4:22:54 AM

Are those your only options?
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January 3, 2014 4:58:39 AM

Foldalot said:
Are those your only options?


No, they're not, it was just another choice found on Amazon for around the same price.
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January 3, 2014 5:39:45 AM

Is CORSAIR CX600M 600W within your budget?

500W will be enough, but you'd be more comfortable using at least 550W PSU. It'd have a better use of the 80+ efficiency.

PS: here's a better PSU for the same price as CX600M
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January 3, 2014 5:42:26 AM

CORSAIR rm650 is good one with gold graded wattage and enough for overclocking on that system as well... or else go for corsair 600+ watt supply any one you like (gold graded specific)
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