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.