460w enough?

This is my first time building a Gaming PC and need some help with the psu

ASUS M5A97 AMD 9 Series Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X6 1045T CPU

Corsair 4GB DDR3 (1333 Mhz) RAM

EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti SuperClocked (1GB) Video Card

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB Hard Drive

Lite-On Internal DVD Writer Optical Drive

Will 460w be enough? the model is a Cooler Master Elite Series 460 Watts
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  1. its just about at its max...
    140w for the cpu.
    20w for the ram
    120w for the gfx
    40 for the rom burner.
    20 for the hdd.
    5-10w per fan...
    20+w for the motherboard if your overclocking the cpu if not then 5-10
    yeah your very close... to close i would say... consider swapping to a 550w minimum.
  2. Thank you! I appreciate the answer! :D
  3. Agree with HEXIT in addition i would add don't buy cheap PSU Cooler Master does not supply good PSU get this XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013#top
  4. This would work to only $59.99 SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151093
  5. i wouldnt use a coolmaster psu, i think it's one of the bad branded psu', though they make excellent cases, go for a cheap xfx 550w i'd say to get the extra headroom.
  6. not true some of there psu's are very good. they use different manufacturers some better than others. same as thermaltake. i have a toughpower 850w and its just as good as a seasonic but there 550w is a fire hazard.
  7. I would recommend getting a Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-S-B so you have room to upgrade in the future.

  8. Cooler Master isn't well know for their PSU, however, they do have some gems. This is not one of them. If you have the option I would upgrade to a solid 500W. However, yes that PSU will work fine with your build you just don't have much room to grow with it. If you upgrade your graphics card you really don't have much headroom.

    Your power supply is the single item you should NEVER cheap on. It powers all your components and if it doesn't have certain power protections it would take out multiple components if it experiences a failure. I'd see this happen first hand a few times and you don't want that. If you are in the US I would recommend the below. The Antec Earthwatt 500W is my go to PSU for entry level builds. Newegg has $15 off right now for the 500 and 650w versions. The 650w also has a $10 MIR which makes them both $55 in the end. The 500w alone is enough to power a system with most video cards.

  9. Thank you so much! I not the best in this kind of stuff, and you guys sure helped me! :bounce:
  10. never skimp out on the psu, thats how you end up ruining your vid cards
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