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500W PSU enough for my Build?

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March 26, 2014 9:35:51 PM

I asked this one before but I am not satisfied as the answer was Yes I will be able to run it for my satisfaction I am asking it again I have a 500w Cooler Master Thunder and my rig is :-

CPU : AMD FX-8350
Mother Board : ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0
GPU : GeForce GTX 660 Zotac Synergy Edition
RAM :4GB 1033MHz DDR3
HDD : 500GB WD

PS : Cooler master Hyper 212X I thinking to Install

Will my PSU handle these?

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March 26, 2014 9:39:30 PM

Yes totally fine. You will consume at most >350W at full load while cpu+gpu overclocked.
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March 26, 2014 9:40:23 PM

Without an overclock, maybe. Coolermaster is an "eh" PSU company. It should, but if you have any extra I would go for a Seasonic OEM PSU. (Some corsair, antec, and XFX are made by them. All seasonics too.)
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March 26, 2014 9:52:48 PM

I really think you have answered your own question. You are on the cusp of not being able to handle the power requirements of your system and you are nervous. The question has already been answered according to experts but you are still unhappy. The answer? BUY A BETTER AND MORE CAPABLE POWER SUPPLY.

Put out the extra cash and buy a good silver/gold rated power supply. It will cost you more but will give you the peace of mind that you obviously need. 600W silver would be MORE than perfect for your situation, and you would never have to worry about overheating/overload. If you plan on doing dual GPU's in the future you could even get an 850-900W Silver/gold, though if you don't plan on doing this in the future this would be overkill to the max.

I hope this helps.
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