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500 Watt PSU enough?

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May 3, 2014 8:48:03 AM

I am planning to make some upgrades to my system, but I'd like to just keep my current PSU instead of spending and upgrading it at the moment. According to pcpartpicker, My system would run at an estimated 415 watts. Should I be fine with my current PSU for now?

A link to my build: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/anothergenericusername/sa...

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May 3, 2014 8:57:55 AM

Yes, you should be fine for now with the old PSU.

You will want to change it in the future though, how long depends on how old it is. I used a 3 year old SeaSonic for almost a year before I got a new one when I upgraded.

You'll want to upgrade it at some point. No matter how good the capacitors are, they will get old and weak eventually. I would recommend a 600W to lessen the strain on it.
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