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Is my power supply enough?

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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

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a b ) Power supply
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
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a b ) Power supply
December 18, 2012 7:37:15 PM

Or the Antec VP-450 as well.
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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...
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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.
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a b ) Power supply
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.
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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?
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a b ) Power supply
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.
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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.
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a b ) Power supply
December 19, 2012 9:10:26 PM

The XFX would be enough to power any single graphics card on the market.
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December 19, 2012 9:25:24 PM

Sweet thank you
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