Is this 500W PSU enough power to feed these components?

Hello everyone thank you very much for taking the time to read my post. I'm helping my friend build a budget PC and perhaps foolishly told him to order a 500W EVGA PSU. He has already purchased a GIGABYTE GTX 750 TI and AMD 760K Richland Quad-Core 3.8GHz to go with his MSI A78M-E35 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard. Will this be enough power or should I get him to order a larger PSU?

Thank you so much for your help and time.

Here is a link to the NEWEGG shopping cart that I snipped with this SPEEDCAP program.

Please notify me if I forgot to include any useful details.

Lastly, overall do these parts look like they will go well together, please make suggestions regarding any components and whether I should swap them out with something else.

Thanks again,

James Connor
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  1. Should be fine, and room to grow into, the 750TI and 760K rig would run fine on a good 400 Watt no worries !
  2. Thanks so much, I was concerned because the video card minimum system requirements is listed as 400W on NEWEGG. Am i wrong to total all of these requirements for (MOBO, GPU & CPU) when trying to calculate appropriate power supply? Sorry I don't know much about this stuff.
  3. Best answer
    The reason they have the minimum requirements so high is because of all the terrible power supplies out there.

    Like how there are $20 600w PSUs that are really more like 300w because of how bad they are :P

    The CPU/GPU are the ones that really use the power the most, I never really include the motherboard in my calculations.
    (though it doesn't hurt)

    I reference a list like this most times; it shows the peak wattage of each graphic card.,3750-21.html

    The 750ti and the 760k would actually use less than 400w. But because of how PSUs are priced, there are more quality 450-550w's around for $30-50 while quality 300-400w ones are $25-40.

    The EVGA you chose is adequate. I will say that the W1 means it's not bronze certified, while the B1 is and I would prefer a bronze PSU.

    For some reason your EVGA W1 is way over-priced, it shouldn't be $59.99

    The B1 is actually the same price as the W1 on ($35)

    EVGA 500 B 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified 500W Active PFC ATX12V v2.31/EPS 12V v2.91 3 Year Warranty 100-B1-0500-KR Power Supply Intel 4th Gen CPU Ready

    You want the 500B version.
    jonnyguru review ^
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