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United Kingdom oyyrofl 
Im building a budget pc for csgo and found a Cooler Master Rs-500 psu for £23 Wondering if thats a decent psu and will 500w do the job?
2019-12-09 12:01
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2019-12-09 12:02
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.
2019-12-09 12:05
#3
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United Kingdom oyyrofl 
Ive just read earlier that these psu power calculators are bullshit in most cases, as in reality the pc will consume less power, but thanks for your input
2019-12-09 12:09
Yes, on average it will consume less power of course, but it's a good rule of thumb I'd say
2019-12-09 12:09
#6
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United Kingdom oyyrofl 
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
2019-12-09 12:20
ah yeah getting the right chipset is essential, pcpartpicker comes in quite handy with the automatic checks :)
2019-12-09 12:27
lol 314*1.25=392w(accomodating for 80% efficiency), the poor 360w power supply likely won't hold up.
2019-12-09 12:27
#10
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United Kingdom oyyrofl 
What its 360w?
2019-12-09 12:31
images.app.goo.gl/Wb2WRhf9Eb1eYQ1S9 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.
2019-12-09 12:33
yea file:///C:/Users/asdfg/Downloads/extreme_power_plus_500w_product_sheet.pdf 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.
2019-12-09 12:52
its only 70% efficient lol us.coolermaster.com/product/Detail/power.. but the listed Watts are the maximum output of the psu, its maximum power intake will be 500*(1/0.7)
2019-12-09 12:36
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.
2019-12-09 12:39
ah yeah i see it has 360W in total for both 12V lines
2019-12-09 12:52
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.
2019-12-09 12:16
#28
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Asia Ace_Y 
how do you know it's this? there are several RS500s
2019-12-09 12:58
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.
2019-12-09 13:08
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.
2019-12-09 12:30
#12
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United Kingdom oyyrofl 
It is second hand indeed, i just wanna get as cheap parts as possible lmao
2019-12-09 12:33
get one like this: tweakers.net/pricewatch/1231727/cooler-m.. 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.
2019-12-09 12:43
#19
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United Kingdom oyyrofl 
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?
2019-12-09 12:43
discontinued in 2015 so probably no warranty, but it does have 80+ gold rating how much is it?
2019-12-09 12:46
#22
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United Kingdom oyyrofl 
Its £30 and am not really bothered about warranty
2019-12-09 12:46
looks good to me
2019-12-09 12:53
#26
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United Kingdom oyyrofl 
Cheers mate
2019-12-09 12:55
Will 500w do the job? Depends on your parts man. But as a general rule of thumb i'd say always get a little bit of head room.
2019-12-09 12:33
#16
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United Kingdom oyyrofl 
Cool, thanks man
2019-12-09 12:39
#18
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Asia Ace_Y 
if its a 23 pound 500W psu, it's not decent, no
2019-12-09 12:41
#20
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United Kingdom oyyrofl 
Its used ofc
2019-12-09 12:44
#27
china | 
Asia Ace_Y 
any chance you know which RS500 it is?
2019-12-09 12:56
#29
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United Kingdom oyyrofl 
Not sure, but as #8 said its actually 360w, so thats a no go
2019-12-09 13:04
never buy used PSU's, i've learned that lesson the hard way, burned my i7 3770k + gtx 690 4 years ago... Get new PSU
2019-12-09 13:15
#32
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United Kingdom oyyrofl 
Cpu wouldve been the only brand new part, but ive learned now that my mobo needs most likely a bios update for that cpu, so im kinda stuck here lmao, might have to go for another cpu
2019-12-09 13:14
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