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Will this PSU be sufficient? (Budget Rig)

post #1 of 9
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Hi all,

Hoping to get some advice.... am building the below budget rig for my mom - will be a bit overkill for her needs but it fits exactly into my budget of $500 CAD. My question is whether a 500W PSU will be sufficient to power the rig? Online PSU calculators are all giving me vastly different estimates so was hoping to get some input from other members.

Thank you!

PSU: EVGA 500W 80 PLUS CERTIFIED ACTIVE PFC 12V 34A POWER SUPPLY 120MM FAN

ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 mATX AM3+ DDR3 AMD 760G 1PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA DVI HDMI GBLAN Motherboard
AMD FX-6300 Six Core 3.5/4.1GHZ Processor AM3+ 14MB Cache 95W Retail Box
Kingston HyperX Fury Memory Black 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1866 CL10 Dual Channel Memory Kit
ADATA Premier SP550 240GB 2.5” SATA 3 Solid State Drive (SSD)
nvidia GTX460 (1GB)
Cooler Master N200 mATX / mITX Tower Case Black 1X5.25 3X3.5 4X2.5 USB3.0
post #2 of 9

It's plenty. While I would never recommend that PSU for a better rig or for a powerful gaming rig and/or overclocking rig, it should be just fine for her needs.

 

Online PSU calculators are all wrong. It's depressing and annoying.

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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Toshiba 3TB P300 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 
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post #3 of 9
Should by fine, the only change I would do is get the Gigabyte 78LMT-USB3 instead.
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

It's plenty. While I would never recommend that PSU for a better rig or for a powerful gaming rig and/or overclocking rig, it should be just fine for her needs.

Online PSU calculators are all wrong. It's depressing and annoying.

Thank you Cables!!
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Originally Posted by Duality92 View Post

Should by fine, the only change I would do is get the Gigabyte 78LMT-USB3 instead.

Thanks Duality. Any reasons why? I had looked at that mobo as well but ended up basing my choice on $ as I don't know enough to tell the difference.
post #5 of 9

You're welcome, poorsche. :)

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Toshiba 3TB P300 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Toshiba 3TB P300 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by poorsche View Post

Thank you Cables!!
Thanks Duality. Any reasons why? I had looked at that mobo as well but ended up basing my choice on $ as I don't know enough to tell the difference.

Overall quality, the 78lmt isn't much more expensive, if at all.
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Duality92 View Post

Overall quality, the 78lmt isn't much more expensive, if at all.

Thank you for your help! I've swapped the two out in my order. smile.gif
post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by poorsche View Post

Hi all,

Hoping to get some advice.... am building the below budget rig for my mom - will be a bit overkill for her needs but it fits exactly into my budget of $500 CAD. My question is whether a 500W PSU will be sufficient to power the rig? Online PSU calculators are all giving me vastly different estimates so was hoping to get some input from other members.

Thank you!

PSU: EVGA 500W 80 PLUS CERTIFIED ACTIVE PFC 12V 34A POWER SUPPLY 120MM FAN

ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 mATX AM3+ DDR3 AMD 760G 1PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA DVI HDMI GBLAN Motherboard
AMD FX-6300 Six Core 3.5/4.1GHZ Processor AM3+ 14MB Cache 95W Retail Box
Kingston HyperX Fury Memory Black 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1866 CL10 Dual Channel Memory Kit
ADATA Premier SP550 240GB 2.5” SATA 3 Solid State Drive (SSD)
nvidia GTX460 (1GB)
Cooler Master N200 mATX / mITX Tower Case Black 1X5.25 3X3.5 4X2.5 USB3.0


itll be plenty

i have a fx8350 @ 4.4ghz
32gb ram
2ssd
2hdd
gtx970
intel quad port server nic
sound card

all running on a 500W earthwatts PSU
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post #9 of 9
Just be aware that there is a reason why its that cheap and that reason is its not very good
Why you should not buy an EVGA 400-600 and 500B-600B
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