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I'm planning to upgrade my gpu to a Palit Jetstream and cpu to a 3570k. Will this psu be enough for both components? I plan on doing mostly video encodes and RPG gaming (Witcher 2, Skyrim, etc.) and was wondering if i really have to upgrade my psu. I won't be overclocking anytime soon btw. Thanks for your help!
Edited by arion69 - 7/5/12 at 1:01am
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i5-3570k gigabyte ga-z77 d3h palit gtx 680 jetstream 2gb generic 2x4gb 
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WD caviar blue 250gb stock Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit silverstone strider plus st50f-p 500w 
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i5-3570k gigabyte ga-z77 d3h palit gtx 680 jetstream 2gb generic 2x4gb 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
WD caviar blue 250gb stock Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit silverstone strider plus st50f-p 500w 
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nzxt 210 source 
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post #2 of 6
It's fine.

I'd only be worried if you've also got like 8 hard drives and are overclocking the crap out of everything and have the original CX500 and not the V2, and plan on regularly stressing the components more so than just gaming.
post #3 of 6
Do yourself a favor and get something higher to give you some range to work with. You may not want to OC now and may not want to add another GPU/HDD or who knows what other goodie you might wanna stick in there...
Hell! you might even wanna start folding in a few, you never know! thumb.gif
For the price difference get at least a branded 750w and sleep in peace, seriously, the price difference wont be a deal breaker if you are alrdy getting an Ivy rig...

My Corsair TX750 died 10 days after i replace my 1156 mb/cpu to a 2011, i was alrdy running close the limit with the old rig without knowing, i got lucky nothing short out with it. I just got my rig running 3 days ago mad.gif
post #4 of 6
Frank, I think your TX750 dying was coincidence, not because of overloading. I doubt you've exceeded 600W draw at any time.


The CX500 is sufficient in wattage; however it's of mediocre quality so a higher-end 500-550W might be a better choice.
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I just dled your PSU calculator 1 min ago to test what i was pulling and it said 840w... It might be bad luck, aging ( it was alrdy 3years old) I don't know, but i know it died. It's currently back on it's way to Corsair for a RMA, i did the clip test and it worked, but it couldnt power up any comp i tried it in.
post #6 of 6
I'm using a corsair cx500 v2 with a stock gtx 680 and an i5 2500k 4.5ghz @ 1.3v, power draw should be around 300watt while gaming, and peak should be max. 360 or so? The cx500 v2 can deliver 408 watt on its 12v rail so it should be sufficient. Though if you can get a better PSU you should definately go for that, if you can't, then the cx500 v2 should be sufficient. (don't know anything about version 1).
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