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Can a 600W Generic PSU handle this?

Okay, so the PSU of the PC that I'm going to buy has a generic PSU. I also have tried Extreme PSU Calculator and have shown about 250W on 100% usage. I don't know how accurate that is so I hope someone can give me some insights on how much power (Watts) this Rig can consume:

PROC: Quad Core FX-4100 3.6ghz
MOBO: Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P-AM3+
RAM: 4gb dd3 1333
HDD: Hitachi Desktar 500GB 16MB Sata 6Gbps
VCARD: Powercolor HD 5570 1gb DDR3
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  1. For those components, it should be fine. Just think about getting a better quality PSU in the future.

    Good luck!
  2. Do you think it consumes 250+ Watts or less? I'm also worried if my 500W AVR can handle my rig plus my monitor considering I use a CRT monitor (budget problems). CRT may use about 90Watts.
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    Most UPS's let you see the power consumption with the software.

    At the very least they should have an overload light/buzzer.

    Your cpu is rated at 95 watts
    From what techpowerup lists, Your gpu will be 50 watt MAX

    I would say you are good.

    If you feel any better, My 95 watt i5 750 + GTX 650 ti has not broken 200 watts :)

    Average game load just under 150 watts. UPS readings down low.
  4. whidrabbit said:
    Do you think it consumes 250+ Watts or less? I'm also worried if my 500W AVR can handle my rig plus my monitor considering I use a CRT monitor (budget problems). CRT may use about 90Watts.

    Your CRT will not draw 95w from the VGA port so it doesn't impact the PSU selection. You are fine with what you have.
  5. Its the UPS the OP seems to be worried about for that.
  6. nukemaster said:
    Its the UPS the OP seems to be worried about for that.

    Yep, you are right. The UPS will power this config for a short period of time. Personally, I connect my displays to the non-power (surge only) side of my UPSes. Shouldn't be a problem unless you live somewhere with lots of power outages.
  7. COLGeek said:
    For those components, it should be fine. Just think about getting a better quality PSU in the future.

    Good luck!

    Agree with that . A quality psu is important . 500 AVR is good for 250+/- watts so you should be covered , would not plug monitor into the battery backup side though ,
  8. Wow! Less than 200W? Did not expect that. It may seem that you guys made a mistake reading. I don't have a UPS yet. I only have an Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR) that is rated 500W. It has 4 sockets. 1 - 110V and 3 - 220V. I plan to plug the CPU and CRT monitor in the 220V Sockets. Nothing else gets plugged in the AVR.

    So, If I base it on the insights here. It means my 500W AVR should be fine with my rig + monitor. Right?
  9. It should.

    I was just guessing the AVR was a part of a UPS system.
  10. Thank you! Especially to COL Geek and nukemaster! Goodluck to both of your future builds. :)
  11. Best answer selected by whidrabbit.
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