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Did I pick the right PSU?

Hi! this is the PSU I Picked : EVGA 500 B 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified 500W Active PFC ATX12V v2.31/EPS 12V v2.91 3 Year Warranty 100-B1-0500-KR Power Supply


Motherboard: MSI Z87M GAMING LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770K

Graphics card: PNY VCGGTX660XPB GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

ram: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLS8G3D1609ES2LX0

and tower: 1 x IN WIN Dragon Slayer Black 0.6mm SECC MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
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  1. also i would drop to a 4670k and use the money save to get somthing like a 760
  2. You did not pick the wrong PSU is what matters. It is a very good budget unit and will run your specs with power to spare!
  3. unfortunately I already bought everything from newegg :/ is the gtx 660 way below the 760 in performance? I wanna be able to play games like assassin's creed, skyrim, and sims in good settings. (I know this questions is a bit unrelated but since you brought it up...)
  4. The GTX660 has about 80% of the GTX760 performance http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_760/27.html so the GTX760 is 25% better.
  5. okay so say I decide to buy this one instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130934

    is my power unit gonna be enough for it? this is what the item specifications say about the power supply: 500 watt or greater power supply with a minimum of 30 amps on the +12 volt rail. So technically my 500w unit will be enough. But will I have performance issues with it being the bare minimum?
  6. Best answer
    Your 500watt will handle that card fine. It is not the bare minimum it is the recommended based on low quality PSU's which yours isn't. Total system load will not even reach 400watts.
  7. rolli59 thank you so much for all your help!
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