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
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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
Should not be a problem, just to make sure - what is the exact PSU model?
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.
The wattage should be fine. Hopefully the 12V rail can sustain a 470 ( I'm sure it can though).
Yeah you're fine wattage wise.
Any suggestion on what other gpu card I should get? with slightly better performance and price?:biggrin:
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.
cooler master is not reliable for power supplies
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