Advice re Powercool 650w for Geforce 550ti

Hey there :)

Thanks for taking the time to read my first post but please forgive me if my question is noob-ish!

I'm building a 'basic' gaming pc from left-over components and was wondering if a Powercool 650w PSU model PC-650AUBA-M would be sufficient to power a Core 2 Quad 6600 running an Asus Geforce model GTX550 ti (1gb, GDDR5) graphics card?

The PSU itself is 80+ certified and looks to have 20a on each of its 12v (it's a dual rail psu).

Like I said, the system itself is pretty basic, in addition to the C2Q CPU there's 4gb ram, with 1 hard drive and 1 DVD RW drive and a memory card reader. I've no intentions of adding another graphics card or any other components that will draw power on the psu.

I plan on using it primarily for older games (Far Cry, FEAR, Doom 3, Quake 4, etc) but was wondering if the PSU would allow games such as Crysis (which I know is heavy on the Graphics Card side) to run without the risk of the system blowing due to excess power used by said game :kaola:

If not, could someone in the know recommend a PSU thats not going to cost much but will definitely get the job done?

Thanking you in advance :D .
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  1. Bro, Just buy a 600W an be done with it. (You dont need more than 500W, actually.. and a game doesnt determine required Output)

    Any 500W psu will support your GFX and you're system, altogether.

    Heres a recommendation:
    OCZ ModXStream Pro Modular 600W -- $75 newegg or $64 Amazon
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017
    http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-ModXStream-Modular-Performance-compatible/dp/B001EYV690/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343629244&sr=8-1&keywords=ocz+modular
  2. OCZ PSU have a bad rap. I would follow amuffin advice.
  3. i had that psu and it just blown up n me only had it for about 6 months aswell
  4. Cheers for the help guys, much appreciated.

    The reason I was asking re the Powercool psu is that i've already got it left over from a previous system and thought it could be put to good use.

    Going by what rockstar_7 said, the overall power requirement for my intended system doesn't appear to be that much so would I get away with just using the Powercool, bearing in mind I don't intend on overclocking anything?

    Just to confirm the power specs for the PSU:

    +3.3V +5V +12V1 +12V2 -12V +5VSB BLK GRN GRY
    24A 28A 20A 20A 0.5A 2.0A COM PS-ON PW-OK
    179W Max RETURN REMOTE P.G.
    650W


    Again thanks to all you guys for helping me out.
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