It will probably work but it's not a high quality psu, might be noisy according to some review I read. 500w is probably enough, if you wanna be sure put the parts in pcpartpicker.com and look at how much power it consumes (it will calculate it for you). I'd recommend not exceeding 80% of max rating of the PSU due to efficiency.
Im glad you gave me the link, ive just put all the parts in pcpartpicker and it came up to 314w, which should be ok, but just realized my mobo might need a bios update prior to using the cpu that i wanted to go for lmao fuckin hell
12V rail rated at 360W. It's a 360W PSU. It says 500W, because at time it was produced there still was not established standard for how to rate power delivery for PSUs.
at the bottom of page 2, it says it has 360W in total for the 12V lines, which are what provides most of the power for the system. 5V lines are used for fans, harddrives and ssds use both 5V and 12V power.
The listed watts of 500W for this PUS model is 12V rail+ 3.3v and 5v rails. CPU and majority of motherboard takes power from 12V rail.
70% efficient? Lol. Considering that efficiency probably drops even lower when exceeding the 360W point, I wouldn't be surprised if it would blow up.
lol, it's an old 360w psu. (the standard for PSU wattage is specifically how much power 12V rail can drive. This is old and uses older dodgy ways of measuring wattage. images.app.goo.gl/Wb2WRhf9Eb1eYQ1S9) Probably works, yes. Just single 6pin for GPU and so low wattage, so you'd have to be very careful to choose the right GPU.
I didn't. So there are others, I see. I found one screenshot with one rated at 456w. One from tons of 360w ones. My bad for having eyes out for worst case scenario and not hoping for some flowers and rainbows.
this model was discontinued in 2012, its probably a used second hand or stolen from someone. buy a new one with warrantly lmao. also make sure it has a gold or platinum rating. 500W is enough for pc with 1 gpu, but PSU will last longer if you buy one with a bit of headroom.
get one like this:
if you buy a really cheap psu that barely powers your pc, it will cost a lot more money in electricity, it will blow up sooner because build quality will be shit and probably fry half the components in your pc, and if you ever buy a bigger gpu or cpu that uses more power you will need to replace it. with 550-600W gold or platinum rated psu, you have a bit of headroom, the PSU wont be running at full load all the time so it wont blow up as fast, and it will cost less in electricity due to higher efficiency.
every watt is about 1 euro in power costs per year if the machine is on all the time, so for pc that is on lets say 8 hours a day, its 33 cents per watt per year. idle power use of course is also lower than peak use while gaming. lets say usual pc with screen and speakers off, idle is about 50W.
but that still it easily warrants the extra cost of a power efficient psu that you will use for 5+ years.
Thank you.. i will definitely wont be upgrading the pc what im building right now as im trying to build as cheap pc as possible and its purpose would be only to run csgo, id be happy if the pc would last me a year+ tbh
What are your thoughts on Thermaltake evo blue 650w?