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Is 500w enough power for my system?

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November 1, 2012 9:23:44 PM

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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a b ) Power supply
November 1, 2012 9:28:33 PM

If it's a decent 500w PSU, you will be fine. (I even think a 400w could handle it)
a b ) Power supply
November 1, 2012 9:42:06 PM

I entered your system into pcpartpicker.com and came up with 326 Watts. Adding another SSD will add 5 Watts. You are fine.
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a b ) Power supply
November 1, 2012 11:10:20 PM

Hi :) 

Easily enough...

All the best Brett :) 
November 2, 2012 9:02:09 AM

Thank you all for your responses :lol: 
a c 307 ) Power supply
November 2, 2012 10:57:59 AM

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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