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Will this work for now?

mikedangers
  • 60 months ago

Is 520W enough to safely power this system? It's mostly for gaming and the only foreseeable upgrade within the next year would be a 500GB SSD. Some overclocking is intended, but nothing too extreme. The CPU cooling is there more for looks than necessity, so I don't expect to be running the fans at more than half speed or less the majority of the time.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $226.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler RAIJINTEK TRITON GREEN 100.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing Liquid CPU Cooler $100.00
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $139.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $65.99 @ Adorama
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $332.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT H440 Designed by Razer™ ATX Mid Tower Case $139.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.89 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1145.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-09 02:51 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

It will work, but you're cutting it a little close. I'd go for 550W-650W.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it'll be fine, as it's still Tier 2.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

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