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CX 500 PSU good for gaming ???

hi all,

my system config

Core i5 2500k
Gigabyte GA-H67M-D2
Corsair XMS3 1600 MHz 4 GB
CM Elite rc311 case

( buying GPU within 3 months and not going to use SLI / Crossfire but may buy GTX 560 ti or GTX 570 )

my question is that will Corsair CX 500 will be a good choice ???

if not then plz suggest me good PSU within range < 3200 INR. ( Corsair / CM / seasonic )

which one is good among three ( Corsair / CM / seasonic ) ???

plz reply !!!!
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  1. If you want to objectively, accurately and scientifically determine what PSU power is required for your Vid card and PC in both watts and 12v rail amps., the forum Utility link below will show you how easy it is to calculate this information and objectively determine which PSUs are quality built, reliable PSUs that can meet your needs. Be advised that the available 12v rail amps. is just as important as the total PSU wattage. You need both to be correct.

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  2. For a system running with a single GeForce GTX 570 graphics card NVIDIA recommends that the power supply unit have a minimum of 550 Watts or greater with a minimum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 38 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

    For a system running with a single GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card NVIDIA recommends that the power supply unit have a minimum of 500 Watts or greater with a minimum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

    The Corsair CX 500 is only good enough for a single GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card system.
    Quote:
    which one is good among three ( Corsair / CM / seasonic ) ???
    Corsair and Seasonic are the only two reputable brands out of these three. Seasonic makes 33% of Corsair's power supply models.
  3. I agree, get rid of CM as a consideration and put Antec in instead.
  4. ko888 said:
    For a system running with a single GeForce GTX 570 graphics card NVIDIA recommends that the power supply unit have a minimum of 550 Watts or greater with a minimum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 38 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

    For a system running with a single GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card NVIDIA recommends that the power supply unit have a minimum of 500 Watts or greater with a minimum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

    The Corsair CX 500 is only good enough for a single GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card system.
    Quote:
    which one is good among three ( Corsair / CM / seasonic ) ???
    Corsair and Seasonic are the only two reputable brands out of these three. Seasonic makes 33% of Corsair's power supply models.



    So which one you will prefer if i were you ?????

    plz specify PSU ...
  5. Best answer
    swapnilbunty123 said:
    So which one you will prefer if i were you ?????

    plz specify PSU ...

    use this
    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

    huge database with reviews
    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm

    570 single 550w
    570 sli 800w

    For single gpu setup
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371031

    For sli setup
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139025
  6. Best answer selected by swapnilbunty123.
  7. gnomio said:



    i hv selected following options; plz help me to decide ...

    1. Corsair CX500
    2. Seasonic S12 520W [ will it handle GTX 570 ? ]
    3. FSP SAGA II 500
    4. Corsair VX450W

    which is good from option1 & option2 ??
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