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March 17, 2014 7:28:03 AM

Hi all!
I have upgraded my pc( didn't put the parts in already).
I have a Huntkey Green Power 500w psu but i am unsure if it will cover all my components?
My specs are:
AMD FX 6300 Vishera
MSI 970a-g46
8gb ddr3 ram
ATI Sapphire R7 260X OC
1x 1TB Seagate HDD
5x Case fans with blue LED's
Will the psu cover all this?
Thanks!

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March 17, 2014 8:02:50 AM

500w PSU is okay - that's the power requirement recommended by the GPU manufacturer for the SAPPHIRE R7 260X OC.
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March 17, 2014 8:10:50 AM

Phillip Corcoran said:
500w PSU is okay - that's the power requirement recommended by the GPU manufacturer for the SAPPHIRE R7 260X OC.


Ahh oky, but i'm not very worried about the wattage, i'm worried because it is Huntkey,is this psu power suficant for the whole system because i heard 500w is actually 300-400w with Huntkey??
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March 17, 2014 12:08:40 PM

It seems the Huntkey brand is assembled from cheap, low-quality parts, see this thread: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/271691-28-huntkey-5...

May be a good idea to buy a more trusted PSU brand otherwise you may end up replacing the Huntkey after only a few months.
Refer to this key sentence taken from the thread I've linked to:

"Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, and Seasonic are some of the brands that have a reputation for high quality power supplies that consistently earn high marks in technical reviews. They are reliable, stable, and come with a 5 year warranty"
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March 18, 2014 6:49:43 AM

I went online to PSU Calculator and inserted all my parts and stuff.
It calculated about 314w and I have a 500w, the calculator is not 100% correct but it will give you an idea.
I really don't want to buy another PSU this one is about 3 months old now and i live in South-Africa.
PC parts aren't cheap here.....
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