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Goon3d September 13, 2012 08:26 AM

CM 500 watts sufficient?
I have a budget of $250 and I plan on upgrading my motherboard and videocard this weekend.
mobo + ram combo for $119
NCIX Bundle Deal AMD Performance Edition 8GB 2X4GB Memory & Gigabyte 970A-DS3 AMD970 ATX Motherboard - Bundle Deals - 970A-DS3&AP38G1338U2K
videocard for $100
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Fpb 951MHZ 1024MB 4356MHZ GDDR5 2XDVI-I Mini-HDMI PCI-E Video Card - eVGA - 01G-P3-1556-KR

My currnet PC specs
PSU: Cooler Master RS-500-PCAR-A3
AMD phenom 2 x4 965 BE
Antec Kuhler H2O 620
Gigabyte GA-MA 790x DS4(sata2)
4 gigs of corsair reaper ddr2 ram @1066mhz
BFG Geforce 9600 GT oc @ 675mhz 512MB
boot drive: OCZ agility 3 120 GB
storage: seagate baracuda 500GB

GT7R September 13, 2012 08:45 AM

Should not be a problem, just to make sure - what is the exact PSU model?

Fudd Rucker September 13, 2012 08:54 AM

Im currently running an i3 540 @ 4.6ghz with a GTX 470 on a TT TR2 500w psu lol. Zero issues after 6 months so far.

Goon3d September 13, 2012 08:56 AM


Originally Posted by GT7R (Post 655170)
Should not be a problem, just to make sure - what is the exact PSU model?

eXtreme Power Plus 500W - Cooler Master - Leading Provider of Computer Case | Cooler | Power Supply

dandelioneater September 13, 2012 08:57 AM

The wattage should be fine. Hopefully the 12V rail can sustain a 470 ( I'm sure it can though).

GT7R September 13, 2012 09:00 AM

Will handle your setup no problem.

LarkStarr September 13, 2012 09:00 AM

Yeah you're fine wattage wise.

Goon3d September 13, 2012 09:16 AM


Any suggestion on what other gpu card I should get? with slightly better performance and price?:biggrin:

Soultribunal September 13, 2012 09:21 AM

Wattage wise you shoudl be okay, I would just be concerned about the long term life of that system. Those CM units were far from the best 500W units out there.


enaberif September 13, 2012 11:13 AM

cooler master is not reliable for power supplies

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