PC UPGRADE QUESTION

Hello, these are the specs iam going for:
cpu-phenom II 965 black edition
gpu-asus GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1gb
motherboard- asus m4n68t-m v2
ram-8gb
hard drive-500gb WD
psu - xtremegear 500 watt
now my question is, would the 500 what psu be fine or do you think i should upgrade to a 650 or 700 watt psu, or do you think the 500 watt psu would be able to last a little while?
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  1. Just in case of upgrades in the future, go for a 650w PSU. May I recommend the XFX Core Series 650W PSU (I have the 850W - they are very good!)
  2. i will look into it, however do you think i would be able to get by with the 500 watt for the next little while, i am in between jobs and dont have much money to spend however i will be making a more solid build in the future
  3. Flightsimluke said:
    Just in case of upgrades in the future, go for a 650w PSU. May I recommend the XFX Core Series 650W PSU (I have the 850W - they are very good!)

    i will look into it, however do you think i would be able to get by with the 500 watt for the next little while, i am in between jobs and dont have much money to spend however i will be making a more solid build in the future
  4. For the moment 500w will be perfect, just so long as it has enough connectors for your components. Happy gaming!
  5. Flightsimluke said:
    For the moment 500w will be perfect, just so long as it has enough connectors for your components. Happy gaming!

    ok thanks for your info and as long as everything goes well i will try hahha
  6. thefunkyJEW said:
    Hello, these are the specs iam going for:
    cpu-phenom II 965 black edition
    gpu-asus GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1gb
    motherboard- asus m4n68t-m v2
    ram-8gb
    hard drive-500gb WD
    psu - xtremegear 500 watt
    now my question is, would the 500 what psu be fine or do you think i should upgrade to a 650 or 700 watt psu, or do you think the 500 watt psu would be able to last a little while?


    Hi - 500w is fine for that sys & ok if you continue with 1 GPU.
    The only pitfall I see is if the xtremegear 500w can't deliver
    close(at least 375w) to it's rated output especially on the +12v rail(s)

    Tom
  7. Flightsimluke said:
    Just in case of upgrades in the future, go for a 650w PSU. May I recommend the XFX Core Series 650W PSU (I have the 850W - they are very good!)

    +1
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