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Is 500W PSU Enough?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey! I just wanted to know if a 500 watt power supply would be good for a GTX 1650 Super (MSI Gaming X) and i5 4690k. im thinking of upgrading my parts this christmas but i wont if my PSU doesnt have enough watts. 

 

The specs would be: 

  • i5 4690k
  • GTX 1650 Super 
  • MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MOBO)
  • EVGA 500W
  • Samsung 960 EVO 500GB (Not M.2)
  • 2x 4GB RAM 

Thank you!

 

 

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500W is more than enough for that build. Which power supply is it exactly, though?


BabyBlu (Primary Rig): 

  • CPU: Intel Core i9 9900K @ Per Core 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.1Ghz, 5.1Ghz, 5.0Ghz, 5.0Ghz; Cache @ 4.8Ghz; 0 AVX offset
  • Motherboard: Asus Maximus XI Hero
  • RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 4x8GB DDR4-3200 CL14 @ 4000Mhz 16-18-18-36
  • GPU: MSI RTX 2080 Sea Hawk EK X
  • Case: Phanteks Evolv X
  • Storage: 3x ADATA Ultimate SU800 1TB (RAID 0), Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVME
  • PSU: Corsair HX1000i
  • Monitor: Dell S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Gsync
  • Cooling: Custom water loop (CPU & GPU), Radiators: 1x140mm(Back), 1x280mm(Top), 1x420mm(Front)
  • Keyboard: Corsair Strafe RGB (Cherry MX Brown)
  • Mouse: Corsair Scimitar Elite/MasterMouse MM710
  • Headset: Corsair Void Pro RGB
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

Roxanne (Wife Build):

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K @ Per Core 5.0Ghz - 5.0Ghz - 4.9Ghz - 4.8Ghz, Cache @ 4.6Ghz, De-lidded
  • Motherboard: Asus Z97A
  • RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X 4x4GB DDR3-2133 CL9 @ 2200Mhz 9-11-10-22
  • GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Gaming ICX
  • Case: Corsair Vengeance C70, With Custom Side-Panel Window
  • Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB
  • PSU: Corsair AX760
  • Monitor: Samsung C27JG56 27" 2560x1440 144Hz Curved Freesync
  • Cooling: Corsair H115i RGB
  • Keyboard: Rosewill RK 9000V2(Cherry MX Blue)
  • Mouse: Glorious Model O-
  • Headset: SteelSeries Arctis 7
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

BlackBox (HTPC):

  • Intel Core i7 6700 slightly under-volted
  • Asus H110T/CSM Thin Mini-ITX
  • G.Skill 1x8GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM CL16
  • iGPU
  • Akasa Euler Fanless Solid Aluminum THIN Mini ITX Case (passively cooled)
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
  • External 120W Power Adaptor
  • 4K TV
  • Passively cooled by the Akasa case. No moving parts!
  • Handheld QWERTY keyboard and trackpad.
  • Windows 10 Pro, Kodi autostarts on boot

NAS:

  • Synology DS216J
  • 2x8TB WD Red NAS HDDs in RAID 1. 8TB usable space
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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, HairlessMonkeyBoy said:

500W is more than enough for that build. Which power supply is it exactly, though?

It says EVGA 500W 80 PLUS on it. so im not too sure, thank you! i kept stressing that it wouldn't be enough haha, and also does every graphics card go into any graphics card slot?

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3 minutes ago, CrimsonCR said:

It says EVGA 500W 80 PLUS

It doesn't say anything else?

3 minutes ago, CrimsonCR said:

does every graphics card go into any graphics card slot?

The top 16X slot on the motherboard is the best place to put the GPU.


BabyBlu (Primary Rig): 

  • CPU: Intel Core i9 9900K @ Per Core 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.1Ghz, 5.1Ghz, 5.0Ghz, 5.0Ghz; Cache @ 4.8Ghz; 0 AVX offset
  • Motherboard: Asus Maximus XI Hero
  • RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 4x8GB DDR4-3200 CL14 @ 4000Mhz 16-18-18-36
  • GPU: MSI RTX 2080 Sea Hawk EK X
  • Case: Phanteks Evolv X
  • Storage: 3x ADATA Ultimate SU800 1TB (RAID 0), Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVME
  • PSU: Corsair HX1000i
  • Monitor: Dell S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Gsync
  • Cooling: Custom water loop (CPU & GPU), Radiators: 1x140mm(Back), 1x280mm(Top), 1x420mm(Front)
  • Keyboard: Corsair Strafe RGB (Cherry MX Brown)
  • Mouse: Corsair Scimitar Elite/MasterMouse MM710
  • Headset: Corsair Void Pro RGB
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

Roxanne (Wife Build):

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K @ Per Core 5.0Ghz - 5.0Ghz - 4.9Ghz - 4.8Ghz, Cache @ 4.6Ghz, De-lidded
  • Motherboard: Asus Z97A
  • RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X 4x4GB DDR3-2133 CL9 @ 2200Mhz 9-11-10-22
  • GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Gaming ICX
  • Case: Corsair Vengeance C70, With Custom Side-Panel Window
  • Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB
  • PSU: Corsair AX760
  • Monitor: Samsung C27JG56 27" 2560x1440 144Hz Curved Freesync
  • Cooling: Corsair H115i RGB
  • Keyboard: Rosewill RK 9000V2(Cherry MX Blue)
  • Mouse: Glorious Model O-
  • Headset: SteelSeries Arctis 7
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

BlackBox (HTPC):

  • Intel Core i7 6700 slightly under-volted
  • Asus H110T/CSM Thin Mini-ITX
  • G.Skill 1x8GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM CL16
  • iGPU
  • Akasa Euler Fanless Solid Aluminum THIN Mini ITX Case (passively cooled)
  • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
  • External 120W Power Adaptor
  • 4K TV
  • Passively cooled by the Akasa case. No moving parts!
  • Handheld QWERTY keyboard and trackpad.
  • Windows 10 Pro, Kodi autostarts on boot

NAS:

  • Synology DS216J
  • 2x8TB WD Red NAS HDDs in RAID 1. 8TB usable space
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5 minutes ago, CrimsonCR said:

It says EVGA 500W 80 PLUS on it.

Take a pic, it might be a terrible psu, almost sure about it.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, nox_ said:

Take a pic, it might be a terrible psu, almost sure about it.

ive had it for about 2-3 years now and it has been great, im gonna try upgrade at about june next year, dont mind the cable management, i dont have a window side panel so i didnt cable manage.evga.jpeg.5888fe8dcdb2b72c173fedf5e67b4074.jpeg

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it's a pretty crappy PSU, but for a 1650 super it should hold until you can get a replacement.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Biostar X370GT7 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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8 minutes ago, CrimsonCR said:

ive had it for about 2-3 years now and it has been great, im gonna try upgrade at about june next year, dont mind the cable management, i dont have a window side panel so i didnt cable manage.

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evga.jpeg.5888fe8dcdb2b72c173fedf5e67b4074.jpeg

 

Pretty crap, but it shouldn't explode with that gpu. Replace it when possible.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Herman Mcpootis said:

it's a pretty crappy PSU, but for a 1650 super it should hold until you can get a replacement.

thank you! when i get a replacement should i stay with 500w psu or go to 850w? what do you think?

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Just now, CrimsonCR said:

thank you! when i get a replacement should i stay with 500w psu or go to 850w? what do you think?

an 850w PSU for that is a complete waste of money. just focus on getting a good 550w PSU and you'll be fine.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Biostar X370GT7 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, nox_ said:

Pretty crap, but it should explode with that gpu. Replace it when possible.

... i hope your joking haha, eh should be fine haha...

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Just now, CrimsonCR said:

... i hope your joking haha, eh should be fine haha...

typo, sorry.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Herman Mcpootis said:

an 850w PSU for that is a complete waste of money. just focus on getting a good 550w PSU and you'll be fine.

can you recommend a good PSU for about £100? also thanks for your help!

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2 minutes ago, CrimsonCR said:

can you recommend a good PSU for about £100? also thanks for your help!

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/dDH48d/corsair-txm-gold-550w-80-gold-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-cp-9020133-na


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Biostar X370GT7 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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