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Is a 500 watts PCU good for this configuration?

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February 27, 2013 9:21:10 PM

Hello, I'm currently thinking about making a budget build (my limit would be $750 approx.) I've considered some component but I'm not sure if a 500 w PCU will be enough to run all my components.

The setup I'm thinking of would include this:

ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD Motherboard
AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz CPU
ASUS GTX 650TI-1GD5 Graphics Card
Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 Ram
ASUS DRW-24B1ST DVD Drive
COOLER MASTER Elite 430 Case

And the power supply:
CORSAIR CX500M 500W ATX12V v2.3

Please I'd appreciate if someone could help me with this (It's my 1st build)

Thanks!!

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February 27, 2013 9:24:10 PM

Absolutely. You'll have no issues with that PSU. Everything looks good. Do you plan on overclocking? If so, you might want to get an aftermarket CPU fan. They're usually pretty cheap (30 bucks). Coolermaster Hyper 212 is a great fan.
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February 27, 2013 9:27:07 PM

Yes, it is suffice, but i'd get a better gpu and cpu for 750$.
Check this : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GqWU
^the cpu is actually 169.99$ after promo code.

Get the rest of the stuff in ncix us :
PSU : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&promoid=1257 > made by seasonic, better quality than the Corsair CX500
RAM : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74758&promoid=1321
Case : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=63257&promoid=1302
HDD : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74462&promoid=1302
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February 27, 2013 10:26:39 PM

Alright guys, this was really helpful :)  only one thing... do you think this same setup would work with a 430 watt PCU? just to be sure. And i went to www.pcpartpicker.com which shows you where you can get the lowest prices for some components. I did a little research and amazon offers some of them for a difference of almost $7 below newegg's prices, and some of them also qualify for the super saving shipping, so I'm going to consider amazon for some pieces.
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February 27, 2013 10:33:22 PM

It depends on the card, for a 7870 XT(or other mid end), i would get the XFX 550 core edition in ncix us, it offers free shipping with 100$ or more in the cart, so if you put the parts together you'll have free shipping.
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February 27, 2013 11:03:22 PM

Best answer selected by netorincon.
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February 27, 2013 11:04:46 PM

Ok, thanks to everybody, ALL of your answers were very useful. To MyNewPcBuild, I checked that website before, I just needed the word of an actual person to be sure, but thanks for the tool bro!
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