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Will the Hadron Air's 500w PSU be able to Support this build for gaming?

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March 25, 2014 7:23:27 PM

Hi, this is my first ever thread and my first ever build so I wanted to get feedback from you guys. I picked all what I wanted on PCPartPicker and this is what I got. h̶t̶t̶p̶:̶/̶/̶p̶c̶p̶a̶r̶t̶p̶i̶c̶k̶e̶r̶.̶c̶o̶m̶/̶u̶s̶e̶r̶/̶v̶i̶t̶a̶l̶i̶y̶z̶1̶0̶4̶/̶s̶a̶v̶e̶d̶/̶4̶a̶F̶1̶

Updated: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/vitaliyz104/saved/4aLf

I'm trying to build a top-of-the-line computer but I'm also trying to keep the price as lowest as can possibly be, because I'm in college and need the money.

I'm open for any recommendations or if you see something that is incompatible with the chassis, such as a video card not fitting or something, let me know. Thanks

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a b 4 Gaming
March 26, 2014 3:46:14 AM

Hi and welcome.

Well, unfortunately I can't access the link, looks like it's invalid. What components have you chosen?
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March 26, 2014 10:23:35 AM

bicycle_repair_man said:
Hi and welcome.

Well, unfortunately I can't access the link, looks like it's invalid. What components have you chosen?


Sorry about that. I forgot I edited and changed some stuff and the url changed. I updated the top post and added a new link so it should be able to bring you to the right place now.

The reason I changed it was because I switched the Asus CUII OC GTX 780 to a Asus CUII OC GTX 760 for two reasons being that the 780 was 11.3" when I heard that the maximum length that could fit in the Hadron was 10.5" and it didn't seem promising that the 500w PSU could support all of the build, at least for a long period of time that is ( ~5 years or so) because the estimated wattage for the 780 and the rest of the build was around ~445 or so.

The reason I switched to the 760 was because it was much smaller, it's still a really good video card and can play on very high/ultra graphics on a 1080p resolution ( which I'm going to play on) and it doesn't use as much wattage. Altogether the estimated wattage with the 760 is ~332.

Another reason I did this was because I think this card will last for around 3-4 years maybe until a next upgrade and that will be plenty enough time until Nvidia be using Maxwell which we all have seen implemented in the GTX 750 and 750 ti that they don't use much wattage at all and I'm hoping that will go the same for their Higher end next gen cards so I can play safely with a 500w PSU.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 26, 2014 11:44:56 AM

I pretty much never trust a PSU that comes with the case, expecially since we don't know what the specs are on the psu other than the wattage. I am assuming that it would come with an EVGA brand PSU but unless we know more info about the psu I wouldn't trust it, especially on a nice build.

Also, for most cards I would recommend 550W+ for some head room.

You would be better off buying a case and PSU separate.

Edit: looks like there isn't much choice for the mini ITX builds so you may have to go with it.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 26, 2014 11:52:04 AM

Also, you can get a Samsung EVO 250 GB SSD for almost the same price which seems to be the most trusted/recommended SSD right now
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March 26, 2014 1:53:27 PM

numanator said:
I pretty much never trust a PSU that comes with the case, expecially since we don't know what the specs are on the psu other than the wattage. I am assuming that it would come with an EVGA brand PSU but unless we know more info about the psu I wouldn't trust it, especially on a nice build.

Also, for most cards I would recommend 550W+ for some head room.

You would be better off buying a case and PSU separate.

Edit: looks like there isn't much choice for the mini ITX builds so you may have to go with it.


I'm pretty much already dead set on getting the EVGA Hadron Air because of it's small awesome looking compact size, but I'm going to look into the PSU issue a bit more. I also heard that you could take out the HDD/SDD rack (or whatever it's called) from the case and it'll have enough room to fit a regular PSU.
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March 26, 2014 1:54:35 PM

numanator said:
Also, you can get a Samsung EVO 250 GB SSD for almost the same price which seems to be the most trusted/recommended SSD right now


Alright! Thanks for the advice! I'll take a look at it.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 26, 2014 1:59:36 PM

vitaliyz104 said:
numanator said:
I pretty much never trust a PSU that comes with the case, expecially since we don't know what the specs are on the psu other than the wattage. I am assuming that it would come with an EVGA brand PSU but unless we know more info about the psu I wouldn't trust it, especially on a nice build.

Also, for most cards I would recommend 550W+ for some head room.

You would be better off buying a case and PSU separate.

Edit: looks like there isn't much choice for the mini ITX builds so you may have to go with it.


I'm pretty much already dead set on getting the EVGA Hadron Air because of it's small awesome looking compact size, but I'm going to look into the PSU issue a bit more. I also heard that you could take out the HDD/SDD rack (or whatever it's called) from the case and it'll have enough room to fit a regular PSU.


If the PSU that comes with the case is an EVGA brand PSU then it will be pretty good but the sellers don't give any real info about it (like how amps on the 12v rail or manufacturer)
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March 26, 2014 2:06:37 PM

numanator said:
vitaliyz104 said:
numanator said:
I pretty much never trust a PSU that comes with the case, expecially since we don't know what the specs are on the psu other than the wattage. I am assuming that it would come with an EVGA brand PSU but unless we know more info about the psu I wouldn't trust it, especially on a nice build.

Also, for most cards I would recommend 550W+ for some head room.

You would be better off buying a case and PSU separate.

Edit: looks like there isn't much choice for the mini ITX builds so you may have to go with it.


I'm pretty much already dead set on getting the EVGA Hadron Air because of it's small awesome looking compact size, but I'm going to look into the PSU issue a bit more. I also heard that you could take out the HDD/SDD rack (or whatever it's called) from the case and it'll have enough room to fit a regular PSU.


If the PSU that comes with the case is an EVGA brand PSU then it will be pretty good but the sellers don't give any real info about it (like how amps on the 12v rail or manufacturer)


They actually give you the info about the amps on the 12v rail, but the manufacturer... I don't know yet. I'll see if I can find anything out.

Power Supply

500W Gold
40A on +12V Rail
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a b 4 Gaming
March 26, 2014 2:19:24 PM

Haha, you know the one place I didn't look for the info was on the EVGA website :) 

Just read some reviews and it looks like the PSU will work fine. Happy gaming!
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March 26, 2014 2:36:03 PM

numanator said:
Haha, you know the one place I didn't look for the info was on the EVGA website :) 

Just read some reviews and it looks like the PSU will work fine. Happy gaming!


Sweet! Thank you for all your info and advice!
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