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500w PSU: is it capable?

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April 10, 2012 2:57:50 AM

I am thinking of building a budget custon gaming PC. The case and power supply I am looking at is the Raidmax Altas (I think it's supposed to be atlas) ATX-295WBP that comes with a 500w power supply on Newegg. I am 13 years old and this is my first time building a PC from scratch. I was wondering if the 500w PSU that comes with the Altas would be enough to support my Components.

Here is the list of parts:

CPU- AMD Fx-6100 Zambezi 3.3 Ghz Socket am3+ (95w) bulldozer
Mobo- Gigabyte ga-970a-d3 am3+
Memory- Corsair Vengeance 8 gb (2x 4gb) DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (240-pin)
HDD- Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200-RPM 32mb cache
Graphics Card- Gigabyte Ultra Durable VGA Series Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
PCI slot cooler- AOC FC-2000 PCI slot cooler
Optical Drive- Lite on DVD-Burner 24x
Extra Case Fans- 1x Rosewill RFA-120-BL 120mm blue LED

Also it would be greatly appreciated to tell me if all the parts are compatible. I have a pretty exstensive knowledge about the compatibility of the parts, but if you could double check it would be greatly appreciated. If it can not support my computer parts, please reccommend to me a fairly cheap ($40-$60) case and psu that will supply it.

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April 10, 2012 3:57:44 AM

That is not a very good power supply. The problem with the cases that come with a power supply is that they pretty much are all crap, at least at the $40-$50 range. Here is a case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and a quality power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
They come to $80, but both have a rebate which brings it down to $60. I recently bought that powersupply, and its quite nice. My rebate money came back faster than any rebate I ever got in my life, it back in 28 days. Hats off to Corsair for that!
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April 10, 2012 5:34:54 AM

Nothing wrong with your case. But a better PSU would be advisable. GI JONES is correct when he says those PSU that come with the case are of poor quality. The corsair he linked to is a quality unit.
April 11, 2012 3:33:50 PM

Thanks for your help! I decided to fluctuate with my budget a bit and go with the Rosewill challenger U-3 gaming case. I also invested in the cirsair builder series 500w psu, because i thought i might need some extra power to handle 5 case fans (3 included, two extra) and a cooler master hyper 212 plus. Your input helped! Thanks!
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