Do i need a new PSU?

Due to skyrim and Battlefield coming out looking to do big upgrades on my PC and was wondering if my 500w PSU could support these things.

i5 processor 2500k

2 x 4gb RipJaw x series 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model

GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CD/DVD drive :

Video card :

Im alittle bit dumb on Graphic cards because there are so many of them...but will this allow me to run pretty good settings on Skyrim?

Any other suggestions to a Graphics card are welcome as well :D

Thanks All
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  1. Drop the RAM down to DDR3 1600 mhz 1.5V, 2133 would be pointless for gaming
  2. Yeah i gotcha...I got the memory yesterday because of the 20$ off so it was running around the same price. Thanks for the input though
  3. bump please help
  4. You didn't post a link to the power supply. A decent 500w will power that with no problem at all. But please give us the exact model of your psu.
  5. If it's a brand name, your 500W PSU will be fine. In the future, use a good PSU calculator like the one below.
  6. heres the PSU i am going to possibly use from my last computer build
  7. bspoone said:
    heres the PSU i am going to possibly use from my last computer build

    That's a good PSU. No problem.
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