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I this PSU OK?

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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  1. can i have a link to what you're exactly looking at?
  2. HoboCannibaL said:
    can i have a link to what you're exactly looking at?

    http://www.thermaltake.com.au/products-model.aspx?id=c_00001615
    that's my case; at the bottom of the page is the PSU specs, that is the PSU that I have also, is it any good if not, why?
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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?
  4. 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
  5. Sure it is. 500w will be okay. I have a GT640 on a Q6700 with 300w
  6. 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
  7. do you already have the parts? or are you selecting stuff for a new build?
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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$(Australian dollars).
  11. djangoringo said:
    Like in the other thread, i said, if you want a better card, you should get a new psu, you have a good cpu, with a mid end card and a decent psu for it, it will be the best, i know it will cost, but it's worth, specially if you're into gaming.
    You can find good psu under 100$(Australian dollars).

    Thanks, I see computer alliance has some good PSU that I could get for $70 thanks everyone
  12. Best answer selected by Quadacon.
  13. Just check if the psu you're buying is from a good brand/model.
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