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Is a 500W Power supply enough for my pc build?

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January 7, 2014 1:27:49 PM

hello awesome people of TomsHardware!

Here is a link to all my parts EXCEPT that the monitor is incorrect, I just put it there because it had roughly the same price and the website "PC Part Picker" does not have it on their website.

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2xkrC

I will probably over-clock my CPU up to 4.0GHz but no more and probably in about half a year. But that won't matter right? (talking about in reference to watts being supplied by the PSU).

I have already bought the PSU but I was just wondering is 500 Watts enough even when i want to over-clock my CPU?

On the list i sent, of my parts, it shows you an estimated amount of Watts that will probably be required. It says "Estimated Wattage: 409W" if you can see it on the site.

Thank you!

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a b C Monitor
January 7, 2014 1:34:39 PM

The PSU should be sufficient, even with the CPU overclocked. You could go for higher quality though.

You might want to get some low-profile RAM instead, so you don't risk it clashing with the CPU cooler. High RAM heatsinks serve no purpose anyway.
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January 7, 2014 1:41:25 PM

Sakkura said:
The PSU should be sufficient, even with the CPU overclocked. You could go for higher quality though.

You might want to get some low-profile RAM instead, so you don't risk it clashing with the CPU cooler. High RAM heatsinks serve no purpose anyway.


Thanks and also thanks for the extra RAM tip, but is the low profile RAM versoion more expensive?
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a b ) Power supply
a b C Monitor
January 7, 2014 2:06:25 PM

Not really. Here's a kit that's just slightly cheaper.
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a c 155 C Monitor
January 7, 2014 2:10:52 PM

I wouldn't overclock with a CX500 , it's cheap and has poor capacitors.
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