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Will this PSU supply enough power for this computer build?

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January 16, 2013 12:04:51 PM

A friend sent me this list for a computer he is building.

The mobo manual recommends a PSU of 500 watts or greater.

We just want to find out if the power supply is enough to power the mobo and the other listed components below or if a higher wattage psu is needed.


CPU: Intel i5-3570K

MOBO:Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H

RAM: Patriot Viper 3 (2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 9-9-9-27 1.5V) Dual Channel Memory Kit

GPU: XFX Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition 860MHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI 2XDP PCI-E

PSU:XFX 550W PRO550W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 44A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze Certified

HSF:Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120mm

CASE:Fractal Design Define R4 ATX Mid Tower Window Case Black (2X5.25) (1X3.5) (8X3.5 INT) 2X2.5 SSD

OS:Windows 7 Professional 64-BIT

R/W CD/DVD Drive: Generic

Harddrive: 7200 RPM 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black

SSD: Cruical M4



Will this PSU supply enough power for this computer build?

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January 16, 2013 12:22:54 PM

Yes, that's enough power, but you won't have enough power to add another video card. If you decide to do that in the future, you'll need a bigger PSU.
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January 16, 2013 5:43:38 PM

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