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Is 500W enough for this system?

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  • Graphics Cards
  • Intel i7
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March 2, 2013 5:22:03 AM

My friend is getting a new graphics card and he has a 500W PSU. Will it be enough to run this system?
i7 2600 @3.40GHz
GTX 660 Ti
asus p8h61-m new h61 b3 revision Mobo
8GB DDR3-1333Mhz RAM
If it isn't, what PSU wattage would u suggest?
A response would be greatly appreciated :) 

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March 2, 2013 5:26:03 AM

Ya that should be just fine.
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March 2, 2013 5:34:23 AM

Just wanted to second that 500W should be okay.
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March 2, 2013 6:14:49 AM

Depends on the make and model of the power supply...
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March 2, 2013 6:23:47 AM

As long as you get a good quality PSU from a quality manufacture you will be fine. Do some research and read some reviews before you buy.
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March 2, 2013 6:25:00 AM

500w PSU is more than enough for your requirement, but that depend on the quality of the psu.
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March 3, 2013 8:33:40 AM

Ok. Thanks for the quick response guys, i will get him to check what manufacturer it is. Is there somewhere in the BIOS to find out whether it is 80+ certified? Also how much power do u guys think this system will pull?
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March 3, 2013 10:11:08 AM

Hi ECaarnage!

If you're ordering it online, it will be in the details whether it's 80+ certified. If you're ordering it locally, it should be displayed prominently in the box, or in the psu itself. I suggest getting psu's by trusted manufacturers like SeaSonic, XFX, Corsair or Antec.

Here is a sweet and short guide about Power Supplies http://www.logicalincrements.com/#psuInfoToggle . At the bottom of the guide, you can find a link to a power supply calculator.
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March 3, 2013 1:22:47 PM

he already has the PSU.

look at the PSU itself. it'll be written on it somewhere.
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March 11, 2013 12:19:59 AM

Best answer selected by ECaarnage.
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