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Is my PSU strong enough?

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July 30, 2012 10:41:16 PM

CPU Intel Core i5-3450S 2.8GHz Quad-Core
Motherboard MSI H77MA-G43 Micro ATX LGA1155
Memory Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Hard Drive OCZ Vertex Plus R2 120GB 2.5" SSD
Video Card MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB
Case Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply Rosewill 500W ATX12V

This is what I have so far and was wondering if I would need a stronger PSU. If I do are there any recommendations?

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a b ) Power supply
July 30, 2012 10:41:56 PM

you're fine. everyone may freak out but that system really won't draw more than 250 watts max load.
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July 31, 2012 3:52:28 AM

The 500w will be good enough to run your build but if I can suggest a better brand of psu you would be better off.

SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is a top quality psu and will be a very dependable and efficient. If you want something cheaper then you can go with this one.

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$59.99 and a $20 rebate making the final price $39.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 87 ) Power supply
July 31, 2012 9:00:29 AM

Rosewill sell a few 500W PSUs, so which one is it?
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July 31, 2012 9:22:12 AM

Agree with inzone above, but will add this:

A good quality PSU with just a little more power than you might need is far better than a cheap one with twice as much power on the label. If you spend too little on power then you will spend more again later.

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