is a 500w power supply enough for these specs (gaming)?

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  • is a 500w power supply enough for these specs (gaming)?


Answer #1 | 28/12 2013 19:18
Don't ever skimp on a power supply. If you buy one with not enough power, the graphics card won't power up. Look for a PSU with a dedicated rail for the graphics card power supply connectors. I had an 800W PSU and that wasn;t enough because it has a shared rail and didn;t put out enough power to the gfx card connectors. Also, if your graphics card put strain on the PSU, it could fail possibly wrecking your pc at the same time. Ive seen it happen on a friends custom build when he was benchmarking his graphics card. Boom. Mobo, CPU Graphics, RAM, all had to be replaced.
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Answer #2 | 28/12 2013 19:53
The graphic card doesn't draw that much power at idle or multi-tasking , just gaming becomes a problem is where the graphic card picks up it's power draw for a instant could come close to that 500 watt psu is why i would suggest a 550 watt psu , the rest of the specs don't draw that much power btw the newer graphic card are energy efficient
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Answer #3 | 28/12 2013 21:45
AMD minimum specs for this card are 400W so a 500W will be plenty. Choose a quality PSU over a generic cheap power supply. Also cross posting the same question 3 times is just going to irritate answerers and is considered bad ettiquet HTH David
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