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February 13, 2013 9:27:22 AM

Hi,

Please can someone advise what wattage psu is needed for the below setup? I was looking at Corsair 500W CX Builder 80 Plus Bronze PSU.

Intel Core i5 3550 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Asrock H77 Pro4-M Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 7.1 Channel Audio mATX Motherboard
G.Skill 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory
EVGA GTX 650 Ti SuperSuperClocked 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card
Toshiba 1TB Hard Drive
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 Socket 775, 1156, 1155, 1366, AM2, AM3 Heatpipe CPU Cooler

Please can someone advise? Thank you

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a b ) Power supply
February 13, 2013 9:33:02 AM

500 watts would suffice nicely.

that powersupply will do fine :) 

February 13, 2013 9:33:23 AM

im not to sure but i think you should get a K model of i5

im assuming youll be overclocking?

what are you gonna do with the computer?

at what resolution?

get a seagate hdd...toshibas arent the best
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a b ) Power supply
February 13, 2013 9:34:27 AM

depends if hes overclocking or not.

if he doesnt overclock wont do anything good to him.

toshiba hard-drives are fine.

February 13, 2013 9:37:03 AM

well ya...i thoufght so cuz hes getting a aftermarket cooler and a z77 mobo...toshiba is just my personal opinion...i had one fail.
February 13, 2013 9:37:27 AM

I would go with TX or HX lines of Corsair PSU, CX is really low cost.
600W should be fine for you unless you want to do high overclock and use SLI later.

Corsair TX-650 V2 is only slightly more expensive.
a b ) Power supply
February 13, 2013 9:41:29 AM

well it depends of his budget. the cx500 will do fine on a budget. and if hes got more a ax or tx or hx line as you said would do good.

a c 299 ) Power supply
February 13, 2013 11:44:02 AM

Ant00802 said:
Hi,

Please can someone advise what wattage psu is needed for the below setup? I was looking at Corsair 500W CX Builder 80 Plus Bronze PSU.

Intel Core i5 3550 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Asrock H77 Pro4-M Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 7.1 Channel Audio mATX Motherboard
G.Skill 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory
EVGA GTX 650 Ti SuperSuperClocked 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card
Toshiba 1TB Hard Drive
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 Socket 775, 1156, 1155, 1366, AM2, AM3 Heatpipe CPU Cooler

Please can someone advise? Thank you


Hi - That cx500 is fine for that system. A quality 430w psu would run it, with some headroom.
So, you are giving yourself even more headroom, not a bad thing.

There is also nothing wrong with stepping up from the budget series if you
choose to do so, but it isn't necessary.
a b ) Power supply
February 13, 2013 10:53:29 PM

yep. i agree.

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