Psu 500w enough

The parts that i'm getting are
Amd Fx-4100 Processor
Asrock 960Gm-Gs3 Fx Motherboard
8gb DDR3 Ram (2x4gb)
AMD Radeon 6870
500gb SATA 7200RPM HDD
1 DVD+RW Drive
My case has 2 usb ports, and integrated hd audio, and 1 8mm fan

I used this PSU calculator
http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

Its told me that i need 328watts min and recommended is 378watts.

So would this 500w PSU be good for this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Elite-Power-Supply/dp/B004XG6I1W/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1356631910&sr=1-1

If not, can someone recommend a good branded one, similar price.
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  1. Yes it is enough although it is far from being recommended.
  2. rolli59 said:
    Yes it is enough although it is far from being recommended.

    Is there one that you can recommend? I wouldn't mind paying a little extra for a decent one.
  3. whats ur budget for a ps?
  4. iceclock said:
    whats ur budget for a ps?

    For the psu, I was hoping to spend £55 max.
  5. Most of the frequently recommended Antec, XFX, Corsair, etc. brand models are designed and often manufactured by Seasonic or Delta.

    Here's a list of PSUs you do NOT want to get:
    http://www.johnnylucky.org/power-supplies/psu-lemon-list.html

    CM's ElitePower PSUs are on that list.

    And here's the same person's recommended list:
    http://www.johnnylucky.org/power-supplies/psu-recommendations.html

    A little old but it should give you a general idea of which companies and model lineups have better track record than others.
  6. InvalidError said:
    Most of the frequently recommended Antec, XFX, Corsair, etc. brand models are designed and often manufactured by Seasonic or Delta.

    Here's a list of PSUs you do NOT want to get:
    http://www.johnnylucky.org/power-supplies/psu-lemon-list.html

    CM's ElitePower PSUs are on that list.

    And here's the same person's recommended list:
    http://www.johnnylucky.org/power-supplies/psu-recommendations.html

    A little old but it should give you a general idea of which companies and model lineups have better track record than others.


    Thankyou very much :D
  7. InvalidError said:
    Most of the frequently recommended Antec, XFX, Corsair, etc. brand models are designed and often manufactured by Seasonic or Delta.

    Here's a list of PSUs you do NOT want to get:
    http://www.johnnylucky.org/power-supplies/psu-lemon-list.html

    CM's ElitePower PSUs are on that list.

    And here's the same person's recommended list:
    http://www.johnnylucky.org/power-supplies/psu-recommendations.html

    A little old but it should give you a general idea of which companies and model lineups have better track record than others.

    These two lists are currently maintained, and were updated recently.

    rolli59 said:

    The Corsair V2 Builder was made by CWT, not Seasonic, using some inferior Samxon capacitors known to experience early failure. The Antec VP-450, FSP Raider series, or Rosewill Capstone would be good budget choices.
  8. Onus said:
    These two lists are currently maintained, and were updated recently.


    The Corsair V2 Builder was made by CWT, not Seasonic, using some inferior Samxon capacitors known to experience early failure. The Antec VP-450, FSP Raider series, or Rosewill Capstone would be good budget choices.


    Thanks. Helped loads. Will probably get Antec VP-450.
  9. Onus said:
    These two lists are currently maintained, and were updated recently.


    The Corsair V2 Builder was made by CWT, not Seasonic, using some inferior Samxon capacitors known to experience early failure. The Antec VP-450, FSP Raider series, or Rosewill Capstone would be good budget choices.

    That is actually not the CX500V2 but the original which is slightly cheaper.
  10. For a system using a single Radeon HD 6870 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

    The XFX 550W Core Edition Full Wired (Bronze) (P1-550S-UKB9), with its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 44 Amps and with one 6-pin and one (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single Radeon HD 6870.

    XFX Pro Series Core Edition P1-550S-UKB9 550W Power Supply
    £40.55 Ex VAT
    £48.66 Inc VAT

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-xfx-pro-series-core-edition-p1-550s-ukb9-85-eff-80-plus-bronze-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-fan-atx-v2
  11. ^ +1

    My System is very similar to yours and I run it on a XFX 450W Core Edition.
  12. Onus said:
    These two lists are currently maintained, and were updated recently.


    The Corsair V2 Builder was made by CWT, not Seasonic, using some inferior Samxon capacitors known to experience early failure. The Antec VP-450, FSP Raider series, or Rosewill Capstone would be good budget choices.


    ^+1 - agreed - I'm holding off on recommending new CX & new Tx series till the reviews come out.
    Some models have switched oem to Chicony which is worrysome, unless
    Corair spec'd them high & follow up with diligent QC
  13. ko888 said:
    For a system using a single Radeon HD 6870 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

    The XFX 550W Core Edition Full Wired (Bronze) (P1-550S-UKB9), with its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 44 Amps and with one 6-pin and one (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single Radeon HD 6870.

    XFX Pro Series Core Edition P1-550S-UKB9 550W Power Supply
    £40.55 Ex VAT
    £48.66 Inc VAT

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-xfx-pro-series-core-edition-p1-550s-ukb9-85-eff-80-plus-bronze-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-fan-atx-v2


    was about to buy the 450w, but i saw your message. Thanks so much. :D
  14. the 550 is great +1 to that rec, ul be very happy with this model
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