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February 17, 2013 1:24:40 AM

Thermaltake sais that this PSU is 500 WATT is there any reason why I should think differently?

DC OUTPUT +3.3V +5V1 +12V1 +12V2 -12V +5VSB
Max Output Current 25A 28A 14A 15A 0.3A 2.0A
Min Output Current 0.5A 0.3A 1.0A 1.0A 0A 0A

Somebody told me this is bad?
Why??

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February 17, 2013 1:26:30 AM

can i have a link to what you're exactly looking at?
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February 17, 2013 1:48:54 AM
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its just a very cheap psu, built with pretty cheap components. it may work fine for you, but i wouldn't use it. whats the rest of your specs for the pc?
February 17, 2013 1:53:17 AM

HoboCannibaL said:
its just a very cheap psu, built with pretty cheap components. it may work fine for you, but i wouldn't use it. whats the rest of your specs for the pc?

Specs:

Intel core i5 3470 @ 3.2Ghz
Nvidia GT640 2Gb
Kingston Hyper X Ram 8GB @ 1600Mhz
Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H
1TB Seagate Blue
Windows 8
February 17, 2013 2:04:16 AM

Sure it is. 500w will be okay. I have a GT640 on a Q6700 with 300w
February 17, 2013 2:09:27 AM

th3_ory said:
Sure it is. 500w will be okay. I have a GT640 on a Q6700 with 300w

Im sorry but I don't think you understand what im talking about, I have doubts that this PSU is 500 WATT and I need someone to look at the PSU specs and tell me
February 17, 2013 2:11:34 AM

do you already have the parts? or are you selecting stuff for a new build?
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February 17, 2013 2:16:13 AM

Its junk/lower end like a lot of their PSUs. Floppy connectors? Only 3 sata plugs? A single 6pin PCIe plug? Assuming you can add both rails together (which you usually can't) you'd have 29A on your 12V rails. This comes out to 348W of usable power. Compared to more modern day PSUs this is more like a 350W.

That said you aren't running any high power draw devices in your computer. Your CPU only draws 77W max, and your GPU doesn't even need a PCIe plug. It's not a great/good PSU, but for your needs you'll be fine.
February 17, 2013 2:19:06 AM

HoboCannibaL said:
do you already have the parts? or are you selecting stuff for a new build?

Mate; the computer is already built, im using it right now but now im wondering if I really should get an upgrade PSU, will it make a large difference?
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February 17, 2013 2:22:37 AM

Like in the other thread, i said, if you want a better card, you should get a new psu, you have a good cpu, with a mid end card and a decent psu for it, it will be the best, i know it will cost, but it's worth, specially if you're into gaming.
You can find good psu under 100$(Australian dollars).
February 17, 2013 2:24:33 AM

djangoringo said:
Like in the other thread, i said, if you want a better card, you should get a new psu, you have a good cpu, with a mid end card and a decent psu for it, it will be the best, i know it will cost, but it's worth, specially if you're into gaming.
You can find good psu under 100$(Australian dollars).

Thanks, I see computer alliance has some good PSU that I could get for $70 thanks everyone
February 17, 2013 2:25:13 AM

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February 17, 2013 2:26:20 AM

Just check if the psu you're buying is from a good brand/model.
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