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Will 500W PSU be enough to run my build

username22
  • 69 months ago

Please respond before my refund time expires. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $159.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Purchased For $74.24
Memory Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $76.95
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Micro Center
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card Purchased For $359.99
Case Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $49.99
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Purchased For $49.99
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $13.99
Wireless Network Adapter Edimax EW-7811UTC 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter Purchased For $16.89
Headphones Turtle Beach Ear Force Z11 Headset Purchased For $33.24
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $885.26
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-25 21:10 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

itl be pushing it i would go for a 750w

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

pushing it? as in it would still work fine?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

No. As in there's a small chance it will be fine and a large chance it's going to be a very bad time... Get the 750w and don't take chances with your system.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I think I'll just pick up a 650w PSU at microcenter later.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Changed my mind. I decided I would go for this one: http://www.microcenter.com/product/418111/GXII_750_Watt_ATX_Power_Supply_with_USB_Charging Still a small bit skeptical, but I think it's sufficient.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

That's enough power, but I'd stay away from that brand. They have a reputation for unreliable power supplies... Evga, seasonic, xfx, antec, rosewill are great choices.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought cooler master was good. BTW those brands are mostly out of my price range. Interestingly enough, I heard that rosewill sucks at making PSUs as well. Is that true?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Cooler master used to be good, then they turned to junk, now they are hit and miss.

Rosewill has stepped up their level alot over the last few years and now make some very well reviewed units. They are no longer making the cheap ones they were known for... Quality and price are now higher. The hive and capstone series especially get great reviews.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya, that's good, but for that price you can easily get the other ones I mentioned... The Evga 750b supernova usually can be found between $60-80 depending on sales (its on sale very often by some place or another)

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