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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. :) 
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
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.

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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!
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
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