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is this psu good enough

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Posted · Original PosterOP

i want to know if i can keep my 500w psu for a ryzen 2700x gtx 1060 build i plan on upgrading the psu once i get a new gpu im just wondering if it will be enough 

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What 500W PSU exactly? Because there are a lot.


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What model psu?  500 watts tells us almost nothing. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Caroline said:

What 500W PSU exactly? Because there are a lot.

it's a coolermaster theres no sticker on it but i know its 500w it's like pc-car13 or something like that 

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500w I believe would be enough for this system, but the thing you should worry more about is the quality of the PSU, if you can get the model of this coolermaster PSU, then we can get to the conclusion of if it is or not.


System

  • CPUIntel Core i7 2600
  • GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 56
  • RAM: Mushkin 16gb (8x2) DDR3 1333Mhz
  • Motherboard: ASUS P8H61 R2.0 LGA 1155
  • PSU: Cooler Master 750W MWE 80+ White

 

Future Ryzen Build

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
  • MSI B450M PRO-M2
  • G.SKill Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8) DDR-4 3600Mhz
  • Total: $456.20 AUD

 

Things I want to get

  • Oculus Quest VR
  • A 144Hz Gaming Monitor
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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, av28 said:

500w I believe would be enough for this system, but the thing you should worry more about is the quality of the PSU, if you can get the model of this coolermaster PSU, then we can get to the conclusion of if it is or not.

i dont know the model but i have had it for about a year and a half and i have had no issues with it at all rn it runs a i5 3470 and a 1060  

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4 minutes ago, Simple Slimy said:

i dont know the model but i have had it for about a year and a half and i have had no issues with it at all rn it runs a i5 3470 and a 1060  

I know you said there arent any stickers on the PSU, but are there any serial number stickers, or anything similar?


System

  • CPUIntel Core i7 2600
  • GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 56
  • RAM: Mushkin 16gb (8x2) DDR3 1333Mhz
  • Motherboard: ASUS P8H61 R2.0 LGA 1155
  • PSU: Cooler Master 750W MWE 80+ White

 

Future Ryzen Build

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
  • MSI B450M PRO-M2
  • G.SKill Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8) DDR-4 3600Mhz
  • Total: $456.20 AUD

 

Things I want to get

  • Oculus Quest VR
  • A 144Hz Gaming Monitor
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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, av28 said:

I know you said there arent any stickers on the PSU, but are there any serial number stickers, or anything similar?

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1 minute ago, Simple Slimy said:

RC338UKKR8001123100040

Aight epic, Im gonna try searching what I can find


System

  • CPUIntel Core i7 2600
  • GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 56
  • RAM: Mushkin 16gb (8x2) DDR3 1333Mhz
  • Motherboard: ASUS P8H61 R2.0 LGA 1155
  • PSU: Cooler Master 750W MWE 80+ White

 

Future Ryzen Build

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
  • MSI B450M PRO-M2
  • G.SKill Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8) DDR-4 3600Mhz
  • Total: $456.20 AUD

 

Things I want to get

  • Oculus Quest VR
  • A 144Hz Gaming Monitor
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Did you buy it brand new? If so how long ago?


System

  • CPUIntel Core i7 2600
  • GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 56
  • RAM: Mushkin 16gb (8x2) DDR3 1333Mhz
  • Motherboard: ASUS P8H61 R2.0 LGA 1155
  • PSU: Cooler Master 750W MWE 80+ White

 

Future Ryzen Build

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
  • MSI B450M PRO-M2
  • G.SKill Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8) DDR-4 3600Mhz
  • Total: $456.20 AUD

 

Things I want to get

  • Oculus Quest VR
  • A 144Hz Gaming Monitor
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1 minute ago, Simple Slimy said:

RS-500-PCAR-13 i found the model

Ahh, so its the Cooler Master RS-500-PCAR-13, or commonly known as the Extreme Power Plus I think. The quality of the PSU is alright, I did a bit of research on it, I think it'll be fine for your 2700x 1060 system. 


System

  • CPUIntel Core i7 2600
  • GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 56
  • RAM: Mushkin 16gb (8x2) DDR3 1333Mhz
  • Motherboard: ASUS P8H61 R2.0 LGA 1155
  • PSU: Cooler Master 750W MWE 80+ White

 

Future Ryzen Build

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
  • MSI B450M PRO-M2
  • G.SKill Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8) DDR-4 3600Mhz
  • Total: $456.20 AUD

 

Things I want to get

  • Oculus Quest VR
  • A 144Hz Gaming Monitor
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10 minutes ago, Simple Slimy said:

Thank you so much for helping me 

All gud m8 👍


System

  • CPUIntel Core i7 2600
  • GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 56
  • RAM: Mushkin 16gb (8x2) DDR3 1333Mhz
  • Motherboard: ASUS P8H61 R2.0 LGA 1155
  • PSU: Cooler Master 750W MWE 80+ White

 

Future Ryzen Build

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
  • MSI B450M PRO-M2
  • G.SKill Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8) DDR-4 3600Mhz
  • Total: $456.20 AUD

 

Things I want to get

  • Oculus Quest VR
  • A 144Hz Gaming Monitor
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1 hour ago, av28 said:

Ahh, so its the Cooler Master RS-500-PCAR-13, or commonly known as the Extreme Power Plus I think. The quality of the PSU is alright, I did a bit of research on it, I think it'll be fine for your 2700x 1060 system. 

I am very curious as to how you reached that conclusion. Just from looking at this one image, I'll strongly disagree. 

That's all you really need to see, to know that it's absolute garbage. 


 

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Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo + 2x ML120

MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic

2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHz CL15 (Micron B-die) @2933 MHz

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X @1120 MHz / 1450 MHz

120GB 850 Evo

120GB Kingston SSD

500GB WD Blue

Cooler Master Elite 430

Seasonic Prime Titanium 650W

Logitech G710 with Kailh Box Jade

Logitech G502

HyperX Cloud

And my laptop, which I shall call "If It's Stupid But It Works" (It can actually play CS:GO at 50 FPS, and Civ V at 25 FPS)

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Intel Core i3 6100U

4GB (probably) DDR4 2133 MHz

Intel HD Graphics 520 0.3-1.0 GHz

128GB Samsung MZ7LF128HCHP

Corsair M65 Pro RGB (worst mouse I've ever had)

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2 hours ago, av28 said:

Ahh, so its the Cooler Master RS-500-PCAR-13, or commonly known as the Extreme Power Plus I think. The quality of the PSU is alright, I did a bit of research on it, I think it'll be fine for your 2700x 1060 system. 

 

2 hours ago, Simple Slimy said:

Thank you so much for helping me 

 

57 minutes ago, seon123 said:

I am very curious as to how you reached that conclusion. Just from looking at this one image, I'll strongly disagree. 

That's all you really need to see, to know that it's absolute garbage. 

Oh God no.. That is a horrible PSU.

 

No PFC, only 360W on the +12V rail.  Are you sure it was bought in this decade?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 minutes ago, jonnyGURU said:

 

 

Oh God no.. That is a horrible PSU.

 

No PFC, only 360W on the +12V rail.  Are you sure it was bought in this decade?

i just need it to work on my ryzen and 1060 for a year till i upgrade its ran my i5 and 1060 fine im sure alittle extra load wouldnt kill it

 

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34 minutes ago, Simple Slimy said:

i just need it to work on my ryzen and 1060 for a year till i upgrade its ran my i5 and 1060 fine im sure alittle extra load wouldnt kill it

If it has worked for this long with your i5 system then you should consider yourself lucky.

 

As mentioned it lacks PFC which is really the most basic thing that any power supply of the last 10-15 years should have. Despite the "500" written on the label, it is not a 500W power supply. Total output is only 427W according to the label and maximum rated output on the 12V rail(s) is low with only 360W. Modern hardware relies heavily on 12V, with your CPU and graphics card drawing all of their power through 12V. It also fails to meet any of the 80+ efficiency standards.


You probably won't find much information on the RS-500-PCAR-I3. I believe the RS-500-PCAR-I3 was not sold separately and was only included with Cooler Master cases in the late 2000s/early 2010s. You would buy a cheap Cooler Master case w/ "500w" power supply bundle and it would come with that power supply included.

 

I would normally recommend just replacing it ASAP since it is bad, but seeing as how you are planning on replacing your system with new CPU + Motherboard + RAM it gives you a good opportunity to replace the power supply as well. When you buy your new motherboard, RAM, CPU make sure you also buy a new power supply to go with it.
You mentioned you were planning on replacing the GTX1060 later (next year?) so I would recommend going with a good quality 550W power supply and that should be fine if you want to upgrade your GPU later.


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