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Is a 500W PSU enough for this?

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($196.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($70.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($108.08 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.97 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($209.00 @ Canada Computers)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($73.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.79 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $790.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-02 01:42 EST-0500)


GTX 660 has a Minimum System Power Requirement of 450W according to Geforce. PCPartpicker says my Estimated Wattage is 298W.

Do I need more overhead? Will this PSU fail later on?
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  1. Best answer
    Yes it is. Have you already bought these parts? There are much better ways to spend $800.
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($196.98 @ Amazon Canada)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($70.00 @ Vuugo)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ NCIX)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ NCIX)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $792.48
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-02 01:51 EST-0500)
  3. Don't buy CX series unless you've budget considerations. Better get RM/HX/TX/CS series of Corsair.
  4. the cx series is crap. this is a non modular 550w xfx xxx tier 1 psu for 60
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9
    and this is a full modular core series tier 2 550w for 90
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550bbefx
  5. More than 120% guarantee that it's more than enough. The system only runs on about 350W max, that's if you're running like prime 95 and unigine. However, I would swap that PSU out for something like http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1064 cuz this one is better quality.
  6. PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/32Dil
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/32Dil/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/32Dil/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.75 @ Vuugo)
    Motherboard: ASRock B85M Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($73.00 @ Vuugo)
    Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ NCIX)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.97 @ DirectCanada)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($239.00 @ Canada Computers)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ NCIX)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $784.48
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-02 01:59 EST-0500)
  7. CTurbo said:
    Yes it is. Have you already bought these parts? There are much better ways to spend $800.


    No, I am buying them part by part, and will buy the cheapest components that are essentially the same as the placeholders I've chosen.

    lucasz said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($196.98 @ Amazon Canada)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($70.00 @ Vuugo)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ NCIX)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ NCIX)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $792.48
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-02 01:51 EST-0500)


    EasyLover said:
    Don't buy CX series unless you've budget considerations. Better get RM/HX/TX/CS series of Corsair.


    Anonymous said:
    the cx series is crap. this is a non modular 550w xfx xxx tier 1 psu for 60
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9
    and this is a full modular core series tier 2 550w for 90
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550bbefx


    Anonymous said:
    More than 120% guarantee that it's more than enough. The system only runs on about 350W max, that's if you're running like prime 95 and unigine. However, I would swap that PSU out for something like http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1064 cuz this one is better quality.


    Thanks for your input.
  8. GTX 760 instead of R9-270x

    PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/32DoZ
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/32DoZ/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/32DoZ/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.75 @ Vuugo)
    Motherboard: ASRock B85M Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($73.00 @ Vuugo)
    Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ NCIX)
    Storage: Western Digital AV-GP 500GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.00 @ Amazon Canada)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.00 @ Canada Computers)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ NCIX)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $794.51
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-02 02:01 EST-0500)
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