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December 14, 2012 1:51:43 PM

I just purchased this build and I think I might have picked out too small of a psu. Will a 500W psu be able to handle this build?

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($180.48 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.77 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.49 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $970.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-14 10:50 EST-0500)

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December 14, 2012 2:02:47 PM

500W is fine, I'd say you're good for your specs. You might want to look at another motherboard (unless there are specific features found only on that board) since the Z77 chipset provides no real advantage over the H77 chipset if not overclocking perhaps something like this http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gah77...
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December 14, 2012 2:02:56 PM

You should be good with that PSU. There isn't a lot that you are drawing with that system, and unless you are going to start OCing heavily, you should be fine.
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December 14, 2012 2:06:48 PM

Ok, great, thanks for the answers! C12Friedman, unfortunately, I am stuck with the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4. It's a great board, so I read, but a bit expensive. I have an Apple Cinema Display so I need the thunderbolt port(s) on there.
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December 14, 2012 2:08:28 PM

That's a good reason
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December 14, 2012 2:08:39 PM

Best answer selected by ttados.
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