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February 19, 2013 4:02:50 PM

I'm planning to buy a budget gaming PC but I just knew that it has 600W PSU. I already have a 500W AVR that I thought I could use. I don't want to buy a new AVR since I'm really low on funds. My question is that can my old 500W AVR handle a 600W PSU or should I just buy a lower 500W PSU?

The specs are:
Dual Core A4-5300 3.6Ghz Processor
Gigabyte / MSI FM2-A55 Motherboard
- ATI Radeon HD7480D Graphics
- Built-in LAN
- Built-in HD Audio
8GB(2x4GB) G.Skill RIpjawsX RED DDR3 1600
Hitachi Desktar 500GB 16MB Sata 6Gbps
PC Case w/ 600W Power Supply (No given Brand)

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a c 131 ) Power supply
February 19, 2013 4:36:39 PM

The question really is "am I drawing more than 500W?". No, you are not so, your 500W AVR should be able to provide enough voltage to the PSU. Just a quick guesstimation puts your system draw at less than 300W. You should be fine with your current setup (I'm going to add here that a no name PSU that comes with a case probably isn't going to work real well over the long run), you may want to replace the PSU just on general principals.
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February 20, 2013 2:38:22 AM

C12Friedman said:
The question really is "am I drawing more than 500W?". No, you are not so, your 500W AVR should be able to provide enough voltage to the PSU. Just a quick guesstimation puts your system draw at less than 300W. You should be fine with your current setup (I'm going to add here that a no name PSU that comes with a case probably isn't going to work real well over the long run), you may want to replace the PSU just on general principals.
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Thank you sir C12!, but I forgot to mention that I will plug in the AVR a Speaker (No Brand) and a 17" CRT Monitor which I found out to be around 90W. Also, I will be playing games like GTA IV, COD, NBA2k13, Far Cry 3, Some old and new games that my PC can possibly play. I will be playing them on settings that my PC can handle. So, will it still not reach more than 500W if given these conditions?

Answers would be appreciated! Thanks! :love: 
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a c 131 ) Power supply
February 20, 2013 3:09:17 AM

If it is an amplified speaker, you'll need to account for it's draw also but I'd think you'd be nearing 500W at that point (assuming a <20W speaker). I know I wouldn't look to add more onto it without first using a "Kill-A-Watt" meter to check the actual draw.
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February 20, 2013 12:24:47 PM

Best answer selected by whidrabbit.
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February 20, 2013 12:25:27 PM

Thank you! Maybe I'll just buy a new AVR with 1000W to be safe.
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