Is my power supply enough? Tags: New Build Cooler Master Power Supplies Systems Last response: December 19, 2012 9:25 PM in Systems Share okolepooka December 18, 2012 6:07:54 PM I'm building my first pc for some gaming, I'm not an extreme gamer so I don't fully know everything there is about computers. I was wondering if my cooler master extreme power plus 500w power supply is enough for my new pc. My system is as follows (Some parts I haven't bought yet) Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Mobo: Gigabyte Ga-970a-ud3 Cpu: Fx-6300 Ram: G.Skill Ares 8gb GPU: Radeon HD 7850 or 7770 (Haven't bought yet) PSU: Cooler mast extreme power plus 500w More about : power supply | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to okolepooka Register or log in to remove ScrewySqrl December 18, 2012 6:12:12 PM it should be enough, but you can do better: Corsair CX 430 or XFX 450W will be better deals | Report abuse Reply to ScrewySqrl Deemo13 Power supply Expert December 18, 2012 7:37:15 PM Or the Antec VP-450 as well. | Report abuse Reply to Deemo13 MC_K7 December 18, 2012 8:54:24 PM Cooler Master PSU are far from being the best. Try to get one from a better manufacturer like Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, etc... | Report abuse Reply to MC_K7 Related ressources Is this power supply enough ? - Forum Do I have enough power supply to support crossfiring? - Forum Will my power supply be enough ? - Forum 620W power supply enough for Xfire? - Forum Is this power supply enough for this gaming build - Forum Ask the community Publish okolepooka December 18, 2012 8:55:23 PM Thank you guys, I will probably be replacing it at some point then since I already bought it a month ago. It was only $40 so I'm not overly concerned about losing the money. | Report abuse Reply to okolepooka Deemo13 Power supply Expert December 18, 2012 9:11:42 PM Well, if you already bought it, you might as well keep it. Its not an awful unit, it just doesnt put out the power stated. | Report abuse Reply to Deemo13 okolepooka December 18, 2012 9:35:11 PM Another question that just occurred to me is will my computer be damaged if it doesn't supply enough power? | Report abuse Reply to okolepooka Deemo13 Power supply Expert December 18, 2012 9:48:04 PM If the power supply fails, yes. If you get the Radeon HD7770, you should be fine. You are going to be cutting it close with a 7850, but it would run on that power supply. I would recommend an upgrade with a 7850. | Report abuse Reply to Deemo13 okolepooka December 19, 2012 8:51:55 PM I'm looking at the xfx core edition 550w, would that be enough? Sorry if I'm being annoying, but I know NOTHING about power supplies and probably never will. | Report abuse Reply to okolepooka Deemo13 Power supply Expert December 19, 2012 9:10:26 PM The XFX would be enough to power any single graphics card on the market. | Report abuse Reply to Deemo13 okolepooka December 19, 2012 9:25:24 PM Sweet thank you | Report abuse Reply to okolepooka Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Is my power supply enough?> Related ressources: ForumIs this a good enough Power supply ? ForumIs this Power supply good and enough ? ForumIs a 350 Watt Power supply Unit enough ? ForumWill my power supply be enough for a 7970 GHZ? ForumWill this PSU supply enough power for this computer build? ForumOCZ ZS Series Power supply - 750 Watt enough ? ForumWill This Power Supply be Enough ForumWill this Power Supply be enough ? ForumQuick Power Supply question, is this enough for a i5-3570k build? ForumIs my power supply enough ? ForumPower supply enough for my build? Forum200 watt Pico power supply enough ? ForumIs my power supply enough for my graphics card? ForumPower Supply not enough ? ForumShould I upgrade my video card or hdd to sdd? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !