Is 500w enough? Tags: Power Supplies Build Components Product Last response: February 7, 2012 1:59 PM in Components Share Toxicwaltz February 7, 2012 3:51:16 AM Ultra LS500 Lifetime Series 500W Power Supply, I have this from an older build This is what I'm planing to build Cooler Master RC-932-KKN5-GP HAF 932 Advance Full Tower Case GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 Motherboard Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (will overclock to 4ghz at least) XFX GeForce 9800 GT 512MB (already own, from older build, eventual upgrade) 2x4gb DDR3 ripjaws (already own) Is 500w enough or should I buy a new power supply? More about : 500w jsc a c 144 ) Power supply February 7, 2012 4:09:15 AM Although it is not a high quality PSU, it would be enough for your present planned system. Whether it would be good enough for an upgraded GPU would depend which GPU you were upgrading to. 32 amp (advertised) 12 volt rail is a little weak for a modern 500 watt PSU. Plus it has only one PCIe power plug. Yes, I know you can use a molex -> PCIe adapter, but many of us try to avoid doing so. Better to get a PSU with all of the cables you will needs. Toxicwaltz February 7, 2012 4:20:40 AM Is there a good power supply, in the $50-$80 range, that you'd recommend maybe Thanks for the reply Related resources Is 500W Enough? - Forum Will 500w be enough for a FX 8320 4.5ghz and an R9 270X? - Forum A 500w psu would be enough for a FX-8320 and a R9 280X? - Forum will 500w be enough? - Forum is 500w enough - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer anort3 a c 272 ) Power supply February 7, 2012 6:06:33 AM Here is a pretty nice 600w modular power supply from PC Power and Cooling for $59 after the rebates. Hard to beat at that price. Gives you the head room to upgrade to any single graphics card you want to in the future. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... The 500w model is also on great sale at only $49 after rebates. This will handle anything except the highest end graphics cards. Also is modular. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... davcon a c 275 ) Power supply February 7, 2012 1:59:31 PM Toxicwaltz said:Is there a good power supply, in the $50-$80 range, that you'd recommend maybe Thanks for the reply SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W - S = standard fixed cables http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Seasonic M12II 620W - M = semi-modular cabling http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=52176&vpn=M12II%20620&... Exact same units other then cabling. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIs 500W PSU Enough for my build? Forum SolvedZalman ZM500-GS 500W enough for my rig? Forum Solved500w PSU Enough? Forum SolvedIs a 500W Power Supply enough for my build? Forum SolvedIs 500W enough for this computer, is this computer good and is Mwave.com.au safe? Forum SolvedWill a 500w PSU be enough? Forum Solvedis StealthXStream2 500W enough? Forum SolvedIs 500w enough for this? Forum Solvedwill 500W be enough? Forum SolvedUpgrading stock gt 630 to a gtx 760(+ is a 500W psu enough for gtx 760)? Forum SolvedDoes the FSP HEXA 500W 80 Plus have enough power for an r9 270+ i5 3470? Forum SolvedIs 1.5 year old Cooler Master Thunder 500w enough for 270x? Forum SolvedIs 500w enough to power this rig? Forum Solvedits 500w good enough to overclock Forum Solvedwill a 500w be enough to power a R7 265? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !