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.
- HerfotLv 65 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 PCPartpicker.com a build like that would require around 360w. So you should have room for overclocking and adding hard drives or SSD.
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- geek-in-trainingLv 75 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.