Is 500 watt PSU enough for my desktop or do I need more?

oliromin

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I am building my new desktop and this is my first time.
I have selected:
Motherboard: Asus P8 H77-m pro
CPU: intel I5 3550 quard core
RAM: corsair vengeance 8gb (2*4gb) DDR3 1600
graphics card: 1gb
HDD: samsung F3 1 tb 7200 rpm
optical drive: dvd r/w- not selected any brand yet


Firstly, is this configuration okay? I mean, is there any nonsense mismatch?
Next, what capacity of PSU should I use? Does a psu come with case?
I would also like to know what brand of graphics card and optical drive are good and economical?

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excella1221

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You'll need to be more specific on the GPU. VRAM doesn't mean anything.

Though as far as I know, 1GB VRAM are usually low-mid range cards so 500w should be fine.

I would not use any PSU that comes free with a casing, they are known to be of really cheap quality most of the time and has a chance to fry your components when they fail.

nVIDIA and AMD are the only brands worth getting for a discrete graphics card. Give us your budget though, it's hard to make a recommendation without one.

CPU is good, but you're paying tens of dollars for a couple of 0.1GHz that you won't even notice in real life play. Get the i5-3450 or 3470, whichever you find cheaper.
 

oliromin

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Thank you for your kind suggestions. In fact, I don't game much. But, I don't want to gather outdated versions too. Yeah, I think I'll buy I5-3470. It's price is same to the price of I5-3450.
About graphics card, I want it within 70 dollars range. What would be better?
I selected to buy corsair enthusiast 650 watt PSU.