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Will this power supply run this sytem? Also searching for a critique of my build.

Hello. I would like to have my build critiqued. The build must remain under 1000$ and everything must be purchased on Amazon. The main thing I'd like an opinion on is the power supply. I couldn't find it on any tier lists. Will the power supply run this system without any trouble?

I also have some other questions:

1. Is everything compatible?
2. Are there any inefficient or low quality parts that can be replaced by something else?
3. Recommendation for a second monitor so I can run dual monitors? Need a cheap monitor just so I can browse the web or type to friends while I game on the main monitor (i.e. a cheap 30-40 dollar monitor would be great).
4. Opinions on the computer case? Should I get something cheaper, with more fans, etc..

This computer is for gaming, watching movies/TV, browsing the internet.

I skipped the template because I have already chosen the parts. I am willing to change any part on this list as long as it remains under 1000 dollars.

Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC Mate
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K23BW70/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3CO73VQQ2HBX3&coliid=I2BZUPOTMAGTDB

PSU: FirePower Fatal1ty 550W 80Plus
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001MTYS06/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3CO73VQQ2HBX3&coliid=I1973AXBITQ2WT&psc=1

GPU: Sapphire Radeon NITRO R9 380 4GB
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZGL8D5M/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3CO73VQQ2HBX3&coliid=ICSDIMNGZWRDR&psc=1

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J2LIFBY/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3CO73VQQ2HBX3&coliid=IHERNKZREUSSS

RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006WAGGUK/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3CO73VQQ2HBX3&coliid=I1H9D0VJ8VA1XE&psc=1

HD: WD Blue 1TB
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3CO73VQQ2HBX3&coliid=I26TG4JIH9RKBE

SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OAJ412U/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3CO73VQQ2HBX3&coliid=I1TFL1E420BX2E&psc=1

Disc Drive: Asus 24x DVD-RW
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3CO73VQQ2HBX3&coliid=I2K71U9W6JAHDC

Case: Thermaltake Core V31
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SOYF6YY/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3CO73VQQ2HBX3&coliid=I202PB5RGMGYDO&psc=1

Monitor: Acer G236HL
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0098Y77U0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3CO73VQQ2HBX3&coliid=I4WY7Y38LPR5N&psc=1

Speakers: Creative A250 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CDJJZV6/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3CO73VQQ2HBX3&coliid=I1LMGNLYTO2GMB
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  1. That is an extremely low-quailty PSU and should be repalced. This is a much higher quailty tier 2 PSU in exactly the same price categorty:

    SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094

    Everything else looks really good.
  2. Hello. Thank you for the very fast reply. Can the SeaSonic S12II 520W power supply run the system? The R9 380 is recommended a 550W power supply. I am worried if I go below that the system will not have enough power.

    The 550w recommendation comes from this chart:
    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
  3. Best answer
    The Seasonic is high quality enough that you don't need to worry about that guideline, its close enough.

    If youre concerned get this then:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013&cm_re=xfx_TS_550-_-17-207-013-_-Product
  4. Good question.

    Yes, the SeaSonic S12II 520 will be able to provide enough power for your rig, as it provides dependable voltage. If you chose a cheaper PSU (like the Firepower) there is a good chance it would not.

    It is worth noting though, that if you get the SeaSonic S12II 520W you won't be able to upgrade many other components before getting a higher-output PSU. I recommended the SeaSonic S12II 520 specifically because it was exactly the same price as the one you previously chose.
  5. inneruniverse said:
    Hello. Thank you for the very fast reply. Can the SeaSonic S12II 520W power supply run the system? The R9 380 is recommended a 550W power supply. I am worried if I go below that the system will not have enough power.

    The 550w recommendation comes from this chart:
    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm


    That 520w Seasonic actually has a bigger 12v rail. The Seasonic can output 480w(40a) on the 12v rail, the firepower has a max of 450w(37.5a).
  6. Hi. I will take the word of you and the others in this thread. I am likely going to purchase the Seasonic 520w power supply.

    Would one of you mind explaining (or pointing me to a guide I can read) the significance of the 12v rail and how much amps it can receive?

    bignastyid said the seasonic outputs 480w at 40 amps on the 12V rail, but it claims to have 520W. The firepower claims to be a 550W power supply but puts out 450W on the 12V rail.

    I am gathering that the wattage of the power supply is not what is significant, but the wattage of the power supply's 12V rail puts out is what matters.

    Why then do they market it has having significantly higher wattage?
  7. glamdringfh said:
    That is an extremely low-quailty PSU and should be repalced. This is a much higher quailty tier 2 PSU in exactly the same price categorty:

    SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094

    Everything else looks really good.


    Is this the same power supply? It has the same model (S12II 520) but it appears different, and amazon states it has 20 amps on the 12V rail. That's half the one on newegg is showing. I can't tell if Amazon is incorrectly displaying the information (this happens often on Amazon) or if this is a different product with the same name. I can't order from newegg because this is shipping to Hawaii and the shipping will be 40 dollars if I order on newegg, amazon is free with Prime.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00390P1NO?keywords=SeaSonic%20S12II%20520&qid=1445313043&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1
  8. inneruniverse said:
    glamdringfh said:
    That is an extremely low-quailty PSU and should be repalced. This is a much higher quailty tier 2 PSU in exactly the same price categorty:

    SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094

    Everything else looks really good.


    Is this the same power supply? It has the same model (S12II 520) but it appears different, and amazon states it has 20 amps on the 12V rail. That's half the one on newegg is showing. I can't tell if Amazon is incorrectly displaying the information (this happens often on Amazon) or if this is a different product with the same name. I can't order from newegg because this is shipping to Hawaii and the shipping will be 40 dollars if I order on newegg, amazon is free with Prime.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00390P1NO?keywords=SeaSonic%20S12II%20520&qid=1445313043&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1


    It has dual 20a 12v rails with a combined rating of 40a(480w).
  9. Does that change its effectiveness? Will it still power the R9 380?
  10. inneruniverse said:
    Does that change its effectiveness? Will it still power the R9 380?


    It'll power the 380 just fine.
  11. What is the purpose of having two 12V rails at 20A over one 12V rail at 40 amps? I am just curious. I want to have better understanding of power supplies since of all computer components I know the least about PSUs.
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