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Can a Corsair 500w PSU work with AMD FX-6300 and GTX 660?

Hey guys!

I'm thinking of upgrading my PC. So the specs in my mind are

CPU: AMD FX-6300
GPU: Zotac GTX 660 Synergy Edition
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 4 GB for now, by November I will buy another 4GB stick
MoBo: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3

I'm on a very tight budget so I can only go with these specs so specs suggestion is not necessary. :)

Anyway, I know that my present PSU won't support GTX 660, so will Corsair SMPS CX500 Watts PSU work with these specs? Should I get this PSU?

Any help would be appreciated! :D
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  1. Yes it will work. Can I advise that you change the mobo, it only has sata 3gbs.
    The MSI one below has 2 sata 6gbs + supports ram faster than 1333Mhz and still has the usb 3.0: the MSI 760GMA-P34(FX) Micro ATX AM3+

    http://www.dabs.com/products/msi-am3-amd-760g-ddr3-matx-9FD3.html?utm_source=awin&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_content=AW00&awc=3044_1400259836_cedbd8896e3e0f4f241a17f7fc2ee8a8
  2. SethJPC said:
    Yes it will work. Can I advise that you change the mobo, it only has sata 3gbs.
    The MSI one below has 2 sata 6gbs + supports ram faster than 1333Mhz and still has the usb 3.0: the MSI 760GMA-P34(FX) Micro ATX AM3+

    http://www.dabs.com/products/msi-am3-amd-760g-ddr3-matx-9FD3.html?utm_source=awin&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_content=AW00&awc=3044_1400259836_cedbd8896e3e0f4f241a17f7fc2ee8a8




    Thanks for your answer! But that MoBo only has 2 memory slots. I need 4 memory slots. I'm just a young teenager living in a poor country, I don't get much money for upgrades, so my plan is to get 4GB RAM sticks whenever I get the money. If it's only 2 slots then I can only get 8GB RAM most probably.
  3. Yes but you do not need more than 8gb of ram unless you are using editing software, for games 8gb is fine.
  4. But I want a future-proof rig so I'm aiming to get 16GB RAM ASAP. Anyway thanks for the answer!

    Edit: Hey, how's Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Motherboard Should I change the MoBo in my list to this one or should I just keep it as it is? :)
  5. Best answer
    Kevin3014 said:
    But I want a future-proof rig so I'm aiming to get 16GB RAM ASAP. Anyway thanks for the answer!

    Edit: Hey, how's Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Motherboard Should I change the MoBo in my list to this one or should I just keep it as it is? :)


    The Gigabyte-GA-970A-DS3 is an atx board which means it has more features and expandability, I have the same mobo in black, no problems so far.
  6. SethJPC said:
    Kevin3014 said:
    But I want a future-proof rig so I'm aiming to get 16GB RAM ASAP. Anyway thanks for the answer!

    Edit: Hey, how's Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Motherboard Should I change the MoBo in my list to this one or should I just keep it as it is? :)


    The Gigabyte-GA-970A-DS3 is an atx board which means it has more features and expandability, I have the same mobo in black, no problems so far.



    Great! So I'm gonna go with Gigabyte-GA-970A-DS3. Thanks for all the help, bro! :bounce: :D
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