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I Want To Know If A 500w Powersupply Is Enough

Is a 500w Power Supply enough for this Gaming Computer build?

The power supply is included with the case, and its part of a combo deal.

Case/PSU - Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply

CPU - Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100

Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

MOBO - ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM - G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS

Video Card - XFX HD-685X-ZCFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Optical Drive - SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM

Thanks in Advance!

Is my power supply okay for powering a GTX 1080?

Seeing how you’re getting an unlocked K processor, i assume you want to at least try to overclock.An overclocked 6700K/7700K tends to draw around 160W, and a GTX1080 with a 20% boost can draw around 390W. That means just your CPU and GPU are drawing 550W, from a 600W power supply marked for 80% efficiency.Power supplies tend to lose maximum power provided as they age, so that 50W surplus you have to run the rest of the PC (motherboard, RAM, disks, etc) will disappear quickly.It will probably boot, but after some time it’ll probably just shut down when you’re stressing it, potentially even damaging the PSU and other component. Just invest in a better PSU and scale back to a cheaper CPU, it’ll do you much more good.

GeForce GTX 550 Ti Power supply?

Your existing power supply is a generic one (Mirage DR- B500E) with very little information available about it.

It MIGHT be enough, since a decent quality 400W power supply which provides a 6-pin connector is enough to support a GTX 550 Ti.

But a low-quality 500W unit can actually be WORSE than a good 400W unit. What matters most is the total number of amps supported on the +12V rail(s). For a GTX 550 Ti your power must support 24 amps or higher.

For example, these power supplies are fine for a GTX 550 Ti:

But these power supplies can't support a GTX 550 Ti:

Look at the Logisys- despite being sold as a "480 watt" unit, it only supports 16 amps on the single +12V rail, which is less than many 300 watt power supplies!

If your PSU doesn't provide a PCI-E power connector for graphics cards then you'll probably need to replace it. The absence of a 6-pin connector is usually a dead giveaway that the PSU is too weak on the +12V rail to support any cards that need dedicated power, so a molex-PCI-E adapter wouldn't do any good. But read the label and check the +12V amps to be sure.

As a rule of thumb, I recommend at least a 500-550 unit when PSU shopping, so you'll be covered if you decide to upgrade a year down the road. Always stick with high quality brands like Seasonic, Antec, XFX, Corsair, OCZ, Enermax and Silverstone.

Power supply help for aspire T180?

the current PSU you have is an Antec 250W what is indeed too weak to run a 9500GT (upgrade from an integrated graphics).

this Antec 500W PSU will fit in the case, provide enough reserves for other upgrades and cost only 40 bucks.

Does the PC's power supply affect performance in anyway (i.e. 300 vs. 500W)?

The only positive way that the power supply affects the performance of the computer... is that it allows the computer to power on and operate.Purchasing a larger power supply WILL NOT make the computer run faster, or make your graphics better, or make your processor stronger, or increase the amount or speed of your Ram, or increase your storage space or the rotational speed of the platters.So, although you started a very generic question, asking specifically if the power supply affects performance in ANY WAY... you then make it clear you aren't interested in how it affects the performance in any OTHER way, aside from increasing the total output of the unit.So, right up until the point where you include the information you were actually looking for... the answer was yes.  A working power supply means a working computer.  That, by default, is affecting performance.Again.  Replacing the power supply with a larger one.... and by larger, I mean an increased output, will not increase ANY performance variables.Yes... it has been noted that you might be forced to purchase a larger power supply, if you purchase a component that demands more power... as in purchasing a good video card that requires you to have at least a 450 watt PSU... but then it isn't the power supply that is increasing performance.  The video card is increasing performance.  The stronger power supply is just enabling it to function.So does replacing your power supply with a stronger one make the computer perform better in any measurable way?  Nope.  Well, that's a conditional "nope", because aside from the fact that the computer won't power properly with too weak of a PSU... it won't change anything else.