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PSU 500W enough?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by matt_lumley, 7 Aug 2013.

  1. matt_lumley

    matt_lumley You're only supposed to...

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    Hi guys,

    I am getting further into planning my build now (some of you may have seen my recent threads in the market place) and I have one small niggling question.

    Will a 500W PSU be enough to power:

    1 SSD
    1 HDD
    1 M-ITX Mobo
    8GB RAM
    2 FANs
    1 i5 2500k/3570k

    and the potential to upgrade and use a 7850 when the prices are a little lower?

    What do people think?

    Matt
     
  2. jbloggs

    jbloggs New Member

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    Yes...
     
  3. matt_lumley

    matt_lumley You're only supposed to...

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    Anyone else got an opinion?

    Sent from my GT-N8010 using Tapatalk 2
     
  4. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    Also yes.
     
  5. Mechh69

    Mechh69 I think we can make that fit

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    Take a look at this site

    Personal I usually go for over kill because I don't plan on replacing my PS until the one i have is overloaded or dies. You never know what you will put in your comp that takes More POWER!
     
  6. LightningPete

    LightningPete Diagnosis: ARMAII-Holic

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    Make sure its a decent PSU and its heavy to hold. I know it sounds daft but a heavy PSU is a good indiciation of a decent one. Getting a 500w PSU with only 20A on the 12v+ rail is really crap basically. So check there are suitable amps for running an i5 system (+any GPU in the future if necessary)+(any overclock)
     
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