Topic Title: 500w PSU enough for an AMD FX6300 and Asus AMD Radeon 7770 2gb!?
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 01/31/2014 03:26 PM
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rogerbee
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Hello there,

I'm about to embark on my first system build. It's a bit of a minefield, but, I've done a bit of research and I think I've come up with the system that won't break my budget.

For starters, the case I'm interested in is an Ezcool MJ-705 mATX, which comes with its own 500w power supply. The graphics card I plan to get is the Asus AMD Radeon 7770 2gb and the processor will be an AMD FX6300. The motherboard will be the Asus M5A78L-M and I plan to use 16gb of Corsair RAM, a Western Digital 2tb hard drive and a Samsung DVD writer. Monitor-wise I've pretty much settled on the Philips/Asus 196V4LAB2 18.5".

Will a 500w PSU be man enough to handle that little lot!? I've seen deals for the case which include higher powered PSU's, but, the brand is Alpine and I've not read many good things where they're concerned.

My budget is somewhat tight as is my space and other cases seem too large and pricey and don't come with PSU's which is an added expense I could well do without.

What do you guys advise!?

CHEERS!

 

 01/31/2014 03:57 PM
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I would not trust a no name 500watt that came with a case.

I have a few of those laying around because I wont use them for builds.

I doubt it will have the required 6 pin connector for the 7770.

Some info.

  • 500W (or greater) power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended7
  • 600W power supply (or greater) with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended for AMD CrossFire™ technology.
    • NOTE: Minimum recommended system power supply wattage is based on the specific graphics card and the typical power requirements of other system components. Your system may require more or less power. OEM and other pre-assembled PCs may have different power requirements.
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     01/31/2014 05:07 PM
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    If it was a quality unit (SeaSonic or Enermax, or the brands they make for) then yes, but as Fishman said, with that no name piece of garbage which isn't a 500W power supply, then no.

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     02/01/2014 03:40 AM
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    rogerbee
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    Thanks guys,

    You've been really helpful! I could only find one SeaSonic that had the 6 pin cable I need, so, that's the one I'll get. It's the SS-600ET. £80 from only one retailer. It'll only delay the build, but, it won't kill it stone dead like the other PSU would have!

    Once again, thanks so much for your advice

    CHEERS!

     02/01/2014 04:29 PM
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    rogerbee
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    Welll, after doing some research with the compatibility charts, I've changed the case I want to a Cooler Master Elite 342, they didn't have anything bad to say and it suits my budget too.

    Boy, those charts are godsend when it comes to the minefield out there for the novice PC builder.

    I'll get there though, with help!

    CHEERS!

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