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What wattage PSU should I have?

Here are my specs:

EVGA Nvidia GTX 570
16GB DDR3
Western Digital 7200 RPM 1GB HDD
AMD A8-5600K APU (Only using CPU portion due to dedicated GPU above)

Currently, I have a Raidmax 530w PSU, but I feel as if it isn't enough. Any suggestions?
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  1. Make and model of PSU?
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $49.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-14 21:59 EST-0500)
  3. A 650 Watt PSU will serve you well. Please don't buy something really cheap. Quality goes along way for power. Corsair, Seasonic, XFX & Thermeltake
  4. Right now, I'm using a Raidmax 530w. This one, specifically. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152028
  5. Best answer
    Raidmax are one of the worst on the market , please upgrade to protect your other components.

    Tier 5 - Other than the units listed above for any of these brands, NOT RECOMMENDED. Replace ASAP if you have one.

    A-TOP Technology
    Apevia
    APEX (SUPERCASE/ALLIED)
    Aspire(Turbo Case)
    ATADC
    Athena Power
    ATRIX
    Broadway Com Corp
    Coolmax
    Deer
    Diablotek
    Dynapower USA
    Dynex
    EagleTech
    FOXCONN
    FSP Everest
    HEC Orion
    Hiper Type-R
    Huntkey
    I-Star Computer Co. Ltd
    In Win
    JPAC COMPUTER
    Just PC
    Kingwin Inc.
    Linkworld Electronics
    Logisys Computer
    MGE
    MSI
    NMEDIAPC
    Norwood Micro/ CompUSA
    NorthQ
    NZXT
    Okia
    Powmax
    Q-Tec
    Raidmax<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    Rocketfish
    Rosewill
    SFC
    Shuttle
    Skyhawk
    Spire Coolers
    Star Micro
    STARTECH
    Thermaltake Purepower NP
    Thermaltake Purepower RU
    Thermaltake TR2 (and TR2-RX)
    TOPOWER TOP
    Ultra X-Connect
    Ultra X2 >greater than 700 watt
    Ultra LSP
    Wintech
    XION
    YoungYear
    Zebronics
  6. Could I be suffering in performance because of my current PSU?
  7. It's possible and your components are at risk when you run a poor supply like a Raidmax.
  8. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    It's possible and your components are at risk when you run a poor supply like a Raidmax.


    Thanks a ton. It's just a shame that I payed $50 for this, and I have to get a new one. It's okay, though. I'll try to upgrade as soon as possible. Thanks again.

    Thanks to everyone else that contributed, as well.
  9. Glad to help.
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