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Is my PSU enough?

Hi all, sorry, I am new to this forum business. But I just built my first PC. And I am wondering if it is enough. It is a Thermaltake 500W and my major concern is with the GPU that I bought. The specs say the min is 500w. So I am trying to make sure that I am not going to mess other components up. Id like to think I have quite a few things that need power in the build. Responses are appreciated. My rig setup is below. Thank you.

EDIT: I dont plan on doing much overclocking, i see no reason really. The performance is solid on default settings.

-Gigabyte b85m-hd3 mobo
-Intel i5
-Thermaltake 500W
-16GB of DDR3/1600 RAM Corsair Vengeance
-XFX R9 270X Double D Radeon GPU
-Samsung 128GB SSD
-1TB WD Caviar Blue HDD

I think thats all? Thanks again.
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  1. spotieotie said:
    Hi all, sorry, I am new to this forum business. But I just built my first PC. And I am wondering if it is enough. It is a Thermaltake 500W and my major concern is with the GPU that I bought. The specs say the min is 500w. So I am trying to make sure that I am not going to mess other components up. Id like to think I have quite a few things that need power in the build. Responses are appreciated. My rig setup is below. Thank you.

    EDIT: I dont plan on doing much overclocking, i see no reason really. The performance is solid on default settings.

    -Gigabyte b85m-hd3 mobo
    -Intel i5
    -Thermaltake 500W
    -16GB of DDR3/1600 RAM Corsair Vengeance
    -XFX R9 270X Double D Radeon GPU
    -Samsung 128GB SSD
    -1TB WD Caviar Blue HDD

    I think thats all? Thanks again.


    which thermaltake do you have?
  2. Best answer
    500w is more then what you need.
    Try for yourself: http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/
  3. chris987 said:
    spotieotie said:
    Hi all, sorry, I am new to this forum business. But I just built my first PC. And I am wondering if it is enough. It is a Thermaltake 500W and my major concern is with the GPU that I bought. The specs say the min is 500w. So I am trying to make sure that I am not going to mess other components up. Id like to think I have quite a few things that need power in the build. Responses are appreciated. My rig setup is below. Thank you.

    EDIT: I dont plan on doing much overclocking, i see no reason really. The performance is solid on default settings.

    -Gigabyte b85m-hd3 mobo
    -Intel i5
    -Thermaltake 500W
    -16GB of DDR3/1600 RAM Corsair Vengeance
    -XFX R9 270X Double D Radeon GPU
    -Samsung 128GB SSD
    -1TB WD Caviar Blue HDD

    I think thats all? Thanks again.


    which thermaltake do you have?



    I have this one, not the best but I think it would get the job done with maybe an upgrade later on?

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/365237/TR2_Series_500_Watt_ATX_Power_Supply
  4. dashboy1998 said:
    500w is more then what you need.
    Try for yourself: http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/


    Ok, I figured as much. Just wanted to get the opinion of some like minded people. I appreciate the response. This website is GREAT.
  5. dashboy1998 said:
    500w is more then what you need.
    Try for yourself: http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/


    Do you think it would be safe to overclock? Again, dont plan on it. But trying to know my limitations.
  6. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx well i wouldnt push it to the limit or overclock but since
    Radeon R9-270X - 24A on the 12v rail and a 500W psu minimum recomended(for total system consumption) the numbers say it will be enough. if to uprade later as you say this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438012 ot this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013 would be great
  7. chris987 said:
    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx well i wouldnt push it to the limit or overclock but since
    Radeon R9-270X - 24A on the 12v rail and a 500W psu minimum recomended(for total system consumption) the numbers say it will be enough. if to uprade later as you say this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438012 ot this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013 would be great


    Fantastic. Thank you VERY much. Extremely helpful. Have a good one.
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