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March 2, 2013 10:41:29 PM

I'm planning on upgrading my PC and I need a little help.
Specs will be the following:

- ASUS P5QPL-AM Motherboard
- Core 2 Quad Q8300 CPU
- MSI 560GTX-M2D1GD5 Graphics Card
- Zalman CNPS 9500 Fan
- 320GB Hard Drive Disk

My question is, will my 500W Power Supplier be enough?
In case it's not, changing the graphics card to an "ASUS ENGTX550 TI DC/DI/1GD5 1GB", will it then be enough?

Thank you all in advance for your assistance!

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March 2, 2013 11:00:21 PM

Gonna need a bit more info on the "500W PSU" before we can say either way. If its a generic PSU, I would throw it out on general principle. If its a good model say from Corsair or Seasonic, then you will likely be fine.
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March 2, 2013 11:01:17 PM

Which is the brand/model of the psu ? a decent one will do just fine for a 560/560 ti.
I don't know what you mean by upgrading, the parts that you listed is the ones that you already have ?
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March 3, 2013 12:09:55 AM

I already own some of the parts. I'm going to upgrade the CPU, RAM and Graphics Card, so the specs I mentioned before will be the PC's final state. As for the PSU, it's a Chieftec GPS-500AB A
AC-INPUT: 115V~/ 10A & 220-230V~/ 5A
March 3, 2013 10:02:57 AM

Yup, that's the one! So, I can use the all the components AND the GTX 560 as well without the fear of accidents? I mean, aren't I going to push the supplier to its limits? And since I can use the 560 one, the 550 is ok as well, right?
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March 3, 2013 10:09:35 AM

You should be fine with that PSU on the rig as it stands.
March 3, 2013 1:07:58 PM

Thank you everyone for your time! I couldn't find information on that matter, and I luckily found this site! One last question. Any other graphics card upgrade after the GTX 560 will need a better PSU for sure, right?