hi there guys i am new here (my 1st post)
tommorow i will go get parts for my new pc i have extremly limited budget so...
in one of the pc shops in my town there is a promotion CM elite 430 case with 500w elite power psu for awesome price
i've read not so good reviews about that psu but when i am on that budget its all i can afford for now
my pc spec are:
MB: Asus m5a97
CPU: Amd Phenom ii x4 955
GPU: Sapphire 6790
RAM: 2x2gb kingston hyperx blu 1600mhz
HDD: WD 500gb 7200rpm 16mb
and some dvdrw drive
my question is: does the psu can run this components without troubles??? (i am not even thinking about oc)
i need your advice here
i am sry if this is answered before but i couldnt find something like this
and one more thing can this configuration run all newer games good?
Well I would ask what specific PSU is being offered in the deal. Cooler Master is one of those brands that doesn't make their own PSUs (most don't), but purchase and rebrand other manufacturers models. As a whole I've heard of a few decent CM PSUs, but there are also a significant amount of poorly performing models as well. If one of those is being offered (which is usually the case in package deals), I would be hesitant to recommend going with it. The Money savings is tempting, believe me I've been there, but the easiest way to spectacularly destroy your new-built comp is to go cheap on the PSU and have it blow, often taking your motherboard with it. If you can get the model of the PSU, the forums can give you a lot of good insight into it's quality. In terms of specs, your system should only require a decent 500ish watt power supply, with two PCIe 6 pins providing at least 25 amps (if someone wants to correct me on the amperage required, feel free, I'm working for memory atm).
Oops sorry forgot to add. Your setup will be just fine for modern games on med resolution at 1080p. Your GPU is the bottleneck in your rig as it sits right now. If you haven't purchased or aren't totally sold on the 6790 (which isn't a bad card), you may want to look at the GTX 460, there's a PNY model on newegg for less money than your sapphire is listed at, though I don't know how much you're getting it for at the store you mentioned.
Well the first problem I noticed with the power supply that you said is included with the case is that it only features one PCIe 6 pin connector. To power the 6790 you said you wanted, you're going to need two 6 pins. Now there are adapters to convert the extra molex connectors to PCIe but I wouldn't recommend planning on doing that on the outset. The CM Silent Pro series has generally favorable reviews, or at least I haven't heard of any massive problems plaguing the model. Other brands of PSUs that are known to be excellent are Antec, Corsair and SeaSonic. I have also heard good things about Enermax and PC Power & Cooling, but have no direct experience with either.