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Corsair GS500 enough for my build?

post #1 of 5
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Hello,

Do you guys think this PSU Corsair GS500 will be sufficient for this build:


PSU SPECIFICATIONS:
Quote:
Max. Power(W): 500
OEM: CWT
PCIe 6pin / 8pin: 0/2
Power Distribution +12V rails (A): 39
Max. Load +12V: 468 W
Efficiency: 80 PLUS

PC COMPONENTS:

CPU: Intel i5-3450 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo)

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-M

Rams: Corsair Vengeance 8GB Black

Quote:
DDR3, 1600MHz, 9-9-9-24, 1.5V

HD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB
Quote:
7200.14 SATA-III 6Gbps ST500DM002

GPU: EVGA GTX660 Ti FTW
Quote:
Minimum of a 450 Watt power supply.

(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 24 Amps.)

Two available 6-pin PCI-E power dongles

Total Power Draw : 150 Watts


Dvd Rewriter Samsng 22x SH-S222AB

Monitor: LG LCD 18.5" W1943S
Quote:
POWER CONSUMPTION: 21W

Fans:

Stock CPU fan
200mm LED 1000 RPM fan
120 mm 1200 RPM fan



I don't really understand how Turbo Boost works but I have read that it will boost my speed depending of my needs, so assuming the CPU reaches 3.5Ghz it will drain more power too.

I read that you can reach with this CPU around 3.9Ghz just changing the multiplier, so If I want to do that will this PSU able to handle that?

Besides that nothing will be modified.


Can I trust in this PSU calculator: eXtreme ?



Thanks in advance!
Edited by Efaistos - 1/23/13 at 7:25pm
post #2 of 5
Yep. More than enough smile.gif
My System
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.4Ghz Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 2x Asus DirectCU II Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 SLI 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB LG 22X SATA (GH22LS50) 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair H100 3x NZXT FZ-120 Red LED Fans Windows 7 Ultimate x64 AOC e2350SD 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair HX650W NZXT Tempest 410 Elite Logitech MX-518 
AudioAudioAudio
Logitech Z-506 Realtek HD Audio Sennheiser HD 201 Headphones 
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My System
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.4Ghz Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 2x Asus DirectCU II Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 SLI 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB LG 22X SATA (GH22LS50) 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair H100 3x NZXT FZ-120 Red LED Fans Windows 7 Ultimate x64 AOC e2350SD 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair HX650W NZXT Tempest 410 Elite Logitech MX-518 
AudioAudioAudio
Logitech Z-506 Realtek HD Audio Sennheiser HD 201 Headphones 
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post #3 of 5
If that calculator says it's okay and you inputted things correctly, then a quality power supply of that wattage is sufficient. Converse is not always true, as it gives overestimates a lot of times. It's mostly just looking at CPU / GPU TDP values, which are often not particularly good indications of actual power draw, especially if you're not using key features of the chip, e.g. the integrated graphics on the i5-3450.

GS500 is plenty, and it's decent, but there is a lot better available on the market. And GS500 is often a bit overpriced relative to its value, so I'm not just talking about power supplies at 3x the price being superior.
post #4 of 5
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Thanks guys
post #5 of 5

Yeah it'll be fine.

 

Have a look at the rosewill capstone wink.gif

 

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182261

 

70$ shipped and it's modular.

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