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Do i need to upgrade my PSU?


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#1 TheNorwegianPenguin

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:41 AM

Hello! I'm new here. I just ordered my new gaming computer, but it's only an 120Gb SSD and a 500W PSU on it. I am gonna upgrade/downgrade to a 1TB HDD, but since HDD's use more power, i wonder if i need to upgrade my PSU to a 600W or something.

 

Hoping for answers!

 

Specs:

 

Processor: Intel i5 4690 (4th gen)

Motherboard: MSI B85M-E45

RAM: Crucial DDR3 BallistiX Sport 1600MHz 8GB

OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit

PSU: Corsair CX 500W PSU

SSD: Crucial M500 SSD 2.5" 120GB

Graphics card: ZOTAC GeForce GTX 760 2GB PhysX CUDA


Edited by TheNorwegianPenguin, 17 June 2014 - 11:12 AM.


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#2 Netghost56

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:05 AM

Need to know your full system specs before giving a recommendation.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:09 AM

Probably not, unless you were already close 500w.  You can use this power calculator to give you a general idea of how much power you need.  Moving from a SSD to a HD isn't as much of a concern as upgrading the video card.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:39 PM

Probably not, unless you were already close 500w.  You can use this power calculator to give you a general idea of how much power you need.  Moving from a SSD to a HD isn't as much of a concern as upgrading the video card.

Hello! I found out by the calculater you sent me. I don't need to upgrade my PSU. Thanks a lot for the help!



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:40 PM

Need to know your full system specs before giving a recommendation.

Processor: Intel i5 4690 (4th gen)

Motherboard: MSI B85M-E45

RAM: Crucial DDR3 BallistiX Sport 1600MHz 8GB

OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit

PSU: Corsair CX 500W PSU

SSD: Crucial M500 SSD 2.5" 120GB

Graphics card: ZOTAC GeForce GTX 760 2GB PhysX CUDA



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:54 PM

IMHO, I would upgrade, but if the calculator says you don't need to, then thats ok too ;)


Edited by Netghost56, 17 June 2014 - 12:55 PM.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:01 PM

The GPU itself requires a minimum of 600 watts power supply. You may wanna get at least 750 watts PSU.

 

http://www.zotacusa.com/specsheet/ZT-70401-10P.pdf


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#8 TheNorwegianPenguin

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:16 PM

The GPU itself requires a minimum of 600 watts power supply. You may wanna get at least 750 watts PSU.

 

http://www.zotacusa.com/specsheet/ZT-70401-10P.pdf

oh, ok.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:31 PM

the 760 is rated at 170 watts and requires 2 - 6 pin. i would recommend a corsair 650 watt with a healthy 12v amp rating over 50a.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:33 PM

the 760 is rated at 170 watts and requires 2 - 6 pin. i would recommend a corsair 650 watt with a healthy 12v amp rating over 50a.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:35 PM

the 760 is rated at 170 watts and requires 2 - 6 pin. i would recommend a corsair 650 watt with a healthy 12v amp rating over 50a.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012

Ok, Thanks for the help!



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:42 PM


 


 

the 760 is rated at 170 watts and requires 2 - 6 pin. i would recommend a corsair 650 watt with a healthy 12v amp rating over 50a.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012

Ok, Thanks for the help!

 


Edited by TheNorwegianPenguin, 17 June 2014 - 02:53 PM.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:51 PM

The link is in his post. At newegg.com



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:52 PM

The link is in his post. At newegg.com

Oh, sorry didn't see it :P



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 03:12 PM

No worries :)






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