Is 600w enough to handle this?

Alright so I plan on getting a new video card and it says "Requires Minimum of 500w"
but do I need to add that with all my system components and If I do how do I find how much they all use?
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  1. when the video card says it needs a minimum 500W it's saying that the whole system could need a 500W PSU. video card manufacturers 'overestimate' power supply needs because they have to take into account cheap power supplies that can't actually support their advertised 500W output. depending on the quality of your power supply you could probably run your system on anything from a 380W (if you got a high quality one) to a 600+ supply that is cheaply made and cannot actually produce the rated watts that it says it can.

    can you tell us what power supply you have? they often have stickers on the side of them saying that stats. can you also tell us the CPU and graphics card you are using/planning to use?
  2. Alright;

    CPU: Amd Phenom II x4 830 2.8GHz

    GPU: HIS IceQ X H785QN2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
  3. xELITEx said:
    Alright;

    CPU: Amd Phenom II x4 830 2.8GHz

    GPU: HIS IceQ X H785QN2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply



    Hi :)

    ANY 500 WILL DO ...

    All the best Brett :)
  4. Thanks for the fast replies guys! :)
  5. Brett928S2 said:
    xELITEx said:
    Alright;

    CPU: Amd Phenom II x4 830 2.8GHz

    GPU: HIS IceQ X H785QN2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply



    Hi :)

    ANY 500 WILL DO ...

    All the best Brett :)


    Hello, would Corsair 600W Builder Series be enough to run GTX 660 in SLI?
  6. YLLiBz said:
    Brett928S2 said:
    xELITEx said:
    Alright;

    CPU: Amd Phenom II x4 830 2.8GHz

    GPU: HIS IceQ X H785QN2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply



    Hi :)

    ANY 500 WILL DO ...

    All the best Brett :)


    Hello, would Corsair 600W Builder Series be enough to run GTX 660 in SLI?


    Yes, it will run 2 660's.
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