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Hi, I'm very new to all of the parts/components aspects of computer since I just started looking into building my own desktop. And I've seen that certain wattage and such wont run parts at their max potential.

So my question (and debut post) is this: would a 500 watt PSU run a EVGA GTS 450 and an AMD Phenom II x4 645 3.1 GHz?

Thank you very, much!
    
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post #2 of 17
Indeed it will.
Do you already have one or are looking to buy?
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I'm looking to buy currently! Gotta get myself a better computer so I can actually run the games that are coming out!
    
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post #4 of 17
Make sure you opt for a quality unit.
They cost a bit more but don't take down your entire rig by failing.
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post #5 of 17
Depends on the quality of the power supply. If it's a white box special from the ass-end of Nowheresville, China that's adapted from a design from the early 90s... No.

If it's a modern, quality 500W unit with an honest rating, then absolutely.
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Depends on the quality of the power supply. If it's a white box special from the ass-end of Nowheresville, China that's adapted from a design from the early 90s... No.

If it's a modern, quality 500W unit with an honest rating, then absolutely.
It would be a corsair I like name brand when it comes to important things!
    
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post #7 of 17
definitely, I think even 450W would be enough.

BTW, welcome to OCN
    
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post #9 of 17
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Awesome! Thank you all for the quick and helpful responses! Definitely boosting my confidence in building it myself!
    
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post #10 of 17
Do you mean the Corsair CX500?


There's been a fiasco over that. The CX430 is a mediocre 380W; the CX500 is a mediocre 430W, etc. Avoid them.
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