Is a 500W PSU enough to run this?

I'm thinking of buying this set up:

I've seen that the GTX 970 requires either 450W, or in some references, 500W. I'm concerned whether the PSU can power the set up: adequately, and/or it will always run maxxed out / hot.


3 Answers

  • 4 years ago

    500 W Psu

  • Herfot
    Lv 6
    5 years ago

    That's plenty. I do IT work and have seen many Microcenter Powerspec computers. They don't fool around. The computers always seem well made. They wouldn't make a mistake that big by installing too weak of a PSU for the parts being run. The only gripe I really have is that the cases are very plain generic cases. I guess they have a utilitarian design philosophy.

    According to a build like that would require around 360w. So you should have room for overclocking and adding hard drives or SSD.

    If you want something fancy looking. Consider a custom build through This build has a 512GB SSD, 1TB HD, liquid cooling, 1,000W PSU, fancy case and color changing case lighting.

  • 5 years ago

    Then get a 600 - 650w PSU.

    The PSU only draws what it needs. It doesn't run at just one output level all the time.

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