Is 500w enough power for my system?

Hi, the system I built has the following:

Intel i5 2500K
Corsair H60 CPU Cooler
GSkill 8GB RAM 1600Mhz (2x4GB)
ASRock Pro4 Z77 Motherboard
AMD Radeon HD 6850
OCZ Agility 3 60GB SSD
Western Digital 500GB HDD
Corsair CX500 PSU

Creative Soundblaster Card (Don't know what model it is specifically)
DVDRW Drive

I was thinking of adding an additional 120GB SSD but I'm not sure if my PSU can supply it or not. I'd rather not buy another PSU that is 750W but I will if I have to.
Will 500w be enough to power 2 SSDs, 1 HDD, and the rest of my rig?
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  1. If it's a decent 500w PSU, you will be fine. (I even think a 400w could handle it)
  2. I entered your system into pcpartpicker.com and came up with 326 Watts. Adding another SSD will add 5 Watts. You are fine.
  3. Hi :)

    Easily enough...

    All the best Brett :)
  4. Thank you all for your responses :lol:
  5. yinja said:
    Hi, the system I built has the following:

    Intel i5 2500K
    Corsair H60 CPU Cooler
    GSkill 8GB RAM 1600Mhz (2x4GB)
    ASRock Pro4 Z77 Motherboard
    AMD Radeon HD 6850
    OCZ Agility 3 60GB SSD
    Western Digital 500GB HDD
    Corsair CX500 PSU

    Creative Soundblaster Card (Don't know what model it is specifically)
    DVDRW Drive

    I was thinking of adding an additional 120GB SSD but I'm not sure if my PSU can supply it or not. I'd rather not buy another PSU that is 750W but I will if I have to.
    Will 500w be enough to power 2 SSDs, 1 HDD, and the rest of my rig?


    Hi - the other replies are correct, quality 500w PSU more than enough. SSD's draw very little power, very
    often less than 4w. As a general rule of thumb unless you are going to run with multiple GPU's, 500w
    is plenty w/headroom.

    Tom
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