Solved Will this PSU power my system?

March 8, 2014 at 03:03:20
Specs: Windows 7
Hello everyone,

I am about to order my parts to build my first computer (its going to be an average gaming rig) and I'm not sure what how much Watt my PSU should be.


asus m5a97 r2.0 ( non LE)
fx-6300 (Will OC to a max 4.5 GHz)
xfx 7850 DD black edition ( will OC to a maximum of 1200/1400 Mhz)
Corsair Vengeance 1600-4GB (x2) = 8gb RAM
Western digital blue 1Tb
Samsung DVR DL 24X,SATA (cheap optical drive)
Cooler master 212 evo

At the moment I was thinking of buying a corsair 500 CXM. Will this PSU meet the requirements to power my system?

Thanks in advance!

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March 8, 2014 at 03:34:36
The most power-hungry component is usually the graphics card, especially if it is gaming card, therefore you need to look at the card manufacturer's stated PSU power requirements for that card model.

Looking on their website I see that it requires 500w PSU, or 600w PSU to use it's crossfire feature.

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March 8, 2014 at 05:42:56
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The 500W PSU will be more than sufficient. See the following:

And I think you might be setting your graphics card overclock sights a little too high:

Also, I suggest you change the RAM to DDR3-1866 or better.

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March 8, 2014 at 05:50:04
The gpu OC I gave in my build is a maximum, which I will not even go for ( sorry for any confusion). I was thinking to OC somewhere in the middle of 975/1250 --- 1200/1400 Mhz.


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