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August 19, 2013 8:04:17 AM

Hi I always read in this forum for help and Great help from great people was always given, so I have a question and decided to post here. I am building a server file backups and mostly media streaming to tvs ezz so all I wish to know is a 500w power supply enough for my specs

1 Asus board with on board graphics
2 core I3 processor 3.1 GHZ or dual cone gt1020 2.8 GHZ not sure yet and ideas on this would also be great
3.4gb DDR3 RAM
4. RAUD CARD
5. up to 6 hdd in raid 5

The power supply I have in mind comes with 4 molex + 2 sata, as for graphic card none I am going to run it headless and use the on board if needed. Thanks very much in advance

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August 19, 2013 8:48:12 AM

Ja, 500w is fine

The one issue you might face is connections for the 6 HDDs. As long as you can get hold of 4 molex->sata adapters, your set.
Go for the i3. More powerful and more efficient.
August 19, 2013 9:27:30 AM

p4nz3rm4d said:
Ja, 500w is fine

The one issue you might face is connections for the 6 HDDs. As long as you can get hold of 4 molex->sata adapters, your set.
Go for the i3. More powerful and more efficient.


Hi thank you very much for your help. The psu has 4 molex and 2 sata I will use them all for the hDDs as I would not be using optical drives. IF in case I might be able to use molex splitters. Thanks again
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August 19, 2013 9:34:54 AM

What make and model PSU?
August 19, 2013 9:45:29 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
What make and model PSU?


The brand is JSP TECH 500w
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August 19, 2013 10:08:40 AM

That's not a very good PSU , I would replace it.


Seasonic , XFX , Corsair , Antec are some names to look at.
August 19, 2013 10:42:03 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
That's not a very good PSU , I would replace it.


Seasonic , XFX , Corsair , Antec are some names to look at.


Thanks for your concern. I will have a look at dose names you suggested.
August 29, 2013 10:44:45 PM

Hi all, I have the same question as the original poster.... I've been having many problems with my PC ever since I upgraded most of the hardware... I kept my old PSU (HEC 500W - about 6 yrs old) but upgraded/added the following: 500GB HDD (WD "Black" added to an existing Seagate 320GB HDD), GPU: Power Color 7770 1GB (upgraded from 9800GT 512MB), new MoBo: 890GM Pro3 R2.0; CPU Phenom 2 720BE (slightly OC to 3.1GhZ) and Kingston 2x 4GB RAM (nothing fancy just the regular RAM sticks). Also added a separate sound card (ASUS Xonar PCIe 1.0). PC hangs often and crashes often, If I play games like NBA 2k13; Batman Arkham City, Need for Speed, etc, the games often crash, hang or do something weird. I've removed the extra 500GB HDD and re-installed the OS (Win 7) and drivers multiple times, to the point that it is a little stable for normal desktop stuff like Office and browsing, but gaming is still a problem. I'm starting to think my PSU is not giving enough juice... but upgrading it is pretty expensive... still if I have to I will... what do you think?
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August 29, 2013 11:49:46 PM

rrr1431 said:
Hi all, I have the same question as the original poster.... I've been having many problems with my PC ever since I upgraded most of the hardware... I kept my old PSU (HEC 500W - about 6 yrs old) but upgraded/added the following: 500GB HDD (WD "Black" added to an existing Seagate 320GB HDD), GPU: Power Color 7770 1GB (upgraded from 9800GT 512MB), new MoBo: 890GM Pro3 R2.0; CPU Phenom 2 720BE (slightly OC to 3.1GhZ) and Kingston 2x 4GB RAM (nothing fancy just the regular RAM sticks). Also added a separate sound card (ASUS Xonar PCIe 1.0). PC hangs often and crashes often, If I play games like NBA 2k13; Batman Arkham City, Need for Speed, etc, the games often crash, hang or do something weird. I've removed the extra 500GB HDD and re-installed the OS (Win 7) and drivers multiple times, to the point that it is a little stable for normal desktop stuff like Office and browsing, but gaming is still a problem. I'm starting to think my PSU is not giving enough juice... but upgrading it is pretty expensive... still if I have to I will... what do you think?


Make a new thread for your own question.
August 30, 2013 12:15:54 AM

Ok will do..
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