Power consumption of build? Tags: New Build Power Consumption Systems Last response: March 4, 2013 8:03 AM in Systems Share shadowhuntur March 4, 2013 7:32:25 AM Hello all, I'm upgrading my current rig with the sole intention for running Crysis 3 at decent frames on high. Question is: I have a 500W Corsair CX500 will this be able to power all the following?? Amd FX-6300 Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Sapphire 7870 2GB 8GB of Corsair ram 128GB SSD and a generic CD Drive. I know the processor can take 227W's and the GPU will be around 190W's, this doesn't leave me much head room, but I can't really afford to get a new power supply. Any feedback will be appreciated, thanks. More about : power consumption build | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to shadowhuntur Register or log in to remove Outlander_04 March 4, 2013 7:45:00 AM The FX 6300 has a TDP of 95 watts OC'ed and under load it will draw more but you couldnt get it to use 227 watts unless you put it in a toaster and set fire to it You need a 500 - 550 watt 80+ bronze or better rated psu | Report abuse Reply to Outlander_04 shadowhuntur March 4, 2013 7:49:09 AM Oh okay, cool. :~) The Corsair CX500 is a 80+ bronze rated power supply so I should be good. Quote:but you couldnt get it to use 227 watts unless you put it in a toaster and set fire to it I got the power draw off a review site, I did think it was a tad high to be honest, I'll bare it in mind for making toasted processors. Thanks for the quick reply! | Report abuse Reply to shadowhuntur Outlander_04 March 4, 2013 8:03:41 AM That would be the power draw for the entire system , and pretty much in line with using a 500 watt psu | Report abuse Reply to Outlander_04 Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Power consumption of build?> Related ressources: Forum"Low" power consumption general use and gaming build - $800 ForumPower consumption of my build ForumLow Power Consumption build for Diablo 3 ForumPowerful high end PC, low power consumption ForumNew build : minimize power consumption minimize sound ForumLow power consumption , good performance build ForumLow-profile gaming card for HTPC needed (low power consumption ) ForumCan I reduce Pc Sleep Power Consumption ? ForumSapphire HD 7850 2GB OC Power Consumption ForumModerately powerful card with low power consumption ? ForumPower consumption confusion ?! ForumMSI R7850 Power Edition 2GD5/OC Wattage Consumption ForumReduce power consumption ForumPSU consumption on a new build ForumAMD & Intel power consumption : Do I pay more with AMD? Forum6870CF vs 6950 Power Consumption ForumWill this PCI Fit on my Motherboard? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !