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Will a 500W PSU be enough for this build?

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March 3, 2013 9:38:46 PM

Hi I'm in the middle of ordering all the parts for my PC build and the only part left is the PSU. I was wondering if a 500W one would be sufficient.

This is my current build:

- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zalman-Z5-Plus-Midi-Tower/dp/B0... [Plus 1 or 2 extra fans at a later date] [CASE]
- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007RUZKK6/ref=oh_de... [CPU]
- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004QBUL1C/ref=oh_de... [RAM]
- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0088PUEPK/ref=oh_de... [Hard Drive]
- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-P8Z77-V-LK-Motherboard-Int... [Motherboard]
- http://www.amazon.co.uk/XFX-FX-787A-CNFC-Graphics-Expre... [GPU]

Any help is appreciated and any comments or improvements on my current build would also be helpful

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March 3, 2013 9:43:56 PM

rorydelacourt said:
Hi I'm in the middle of ordering all the parts for my PC build and the only part left is the PSU. I was wondering if a 500W one would be sufficient.

This is my current build:

- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zalman-Z5-Plus-Midi-Tower/dp/B0... [Plus 1 or 2 extra fans at a later date] [CASE]
- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007RUZKK6/ref=oh_de... [CPU]
- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004QBUL1C/ref=oh_de... [RAM]
- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0088PUEPK/ref=oh_de... [Hard Drive]
- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-P8Z77-V-LK-Motherboard-Int... [Motherboard]
- http://www.amazon.co.uk/XFX-FX-787A-CNFC-Graphics-Expre... [GPU]

Any help is appreciated and any comments or improvements on my current build would also be helpful


Yes, a quality 500w unit is enough for that build. Key word is quality
Plz post make/model here if you are not sure.

Quality brands: Seasonic, XFX, Antec, PC Power & Cooling, Silverstone,
most Corsair's, most Enermax, & a few others.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Builder-Series-Bronze-S...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Builder-Series-Bronze-S...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Builder-Series-Modular-...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seasonic-SS-550RM-550W-Power-Su...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Antec-VP550P-0-761345-06441-5/d...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SILVERSTONE-TECHNOLOGY-GMBH-SST...

any of these are fine for your system.
March 3, 2013 9:52:46 PM

toyftw said:
Yes, a quality 500w unit is enough for that build. Key word is quality
Plz post make/model here if you are not sure.

Quality brands: Seasonic, XFX, Antec, PC Power & Cooling, Silverstone,
most Corsair's, most Enermax, & a few others.



So if I got this PSU

- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Builder-Series-Bronze-S...

Would it be sufficient? And also is this a modular PSU?
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March 3, 2013 9:55:25 PM

rorydelacourt said:
So if I got this PSU

- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Builder-Series-Bronze-S...

Would it be sufficient? And also is this a modular PSU?


Is fine for your sys, not modular, the cx series will have an M in the
model # if it's modular (and they are usually semi modular).
March 3, 2013 9:55:35 PM

And if I overclock as well will it still be enough power?

Your help is appreciated
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March 3, 2013 9:56:03 PM

rorydelacourt said:
So if I got this PSU

- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Builder-Series-Bronze-S...

Would it be sufficient? And also is this a modular PSU?


Is fine for your sys, not modular, the cx series will have an M in the
model # if it's modular (and they are usually semi modular).
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March 3, 2013 9:58:25 PM

rorydelacourt said:
And if I overclock as well will it still be enough power?

Your help is appreciated


Yes, enough power to OC. If you are going to do heavy
OC, you might want to step up to a 550, just for
comfort level, but the cx500 will handle OC for that sys.

The Antec 550 linked above is £5 more than the cx500.
(has 46 +12v amps vs 38 +12amps for the cx 500)

!