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  1. #1
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    Question Does my PSU have enough wattage?

    Not sure if this is the appropriate place for this, i apologize if it isnt.
    I just built my first PC, and I am looking into overclocking my CPU, GPU, and maybe RAM. I want to do some more reading before i go crazy with it, but im worried that my PSU wont be enough.
    I did use the Newegg PSU calculator and it suggested around 500W so i went 750W just in case
    Anyway i would appreciate it if some more informed fellows than i, could enlighten me. I dont want to stress my PSU since it is kinda important. You know, just a bit.
    Please and thank you.
    Specs:
    i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
    ATI R6970 Lightning 2GB @ 940MHz
    MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3)
    (8GB) 2GB x 4 Corsair Vengeance
    (1TB) Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
    (750W) CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2

  2. #2
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    NY
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    Re: Does my PSU have enough wattage?

    750W is as low a i would go.
    But more is better if you can go for 850 or more IMO.
    I had this PSU and looking to get another back.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=corsair%20850
    corsair warranty is good in my experience, If you ever need to use it.
    You dont want to go low like i am now and have issues with restating when gaming and think 2 self "if i should have got the little more power".
    If you can go big now and save some worries later down road Do it.
    Intel Core i5-3570K ASUS P8B75-V CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB corsair 850w Ati 7870
    http://www.mnuclan.com/

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  3. #3
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    Re: Does my PSU have enough wattage?

    i just bought the corsair tx850v2 today, cannot beat the price...got mine off amazon...like newegg, but amazon delivers united states postal service, which is ideal for me, hate ups which egg uses a lot .. got it for $114, paid a bit for quicker shipping, but you could get shipping for free waiting a bit. LOOKS LIKE THEY RAISED THE PRICE

    the tx 850 is probably one of the best bang for the buck....there were other psu,s i wanted, but were a lot pricier.....money is tight.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=new

    others that i considered
    corsiar hx850
    seasonic x-650 gold (one of the best made in my opinion)
    ENERMAX NAXN 82+ ENM750AWT
    seasonic x-750
    NZXT HALE82 HALE82-850-M 850W(built with seasonic platform i believe)

    it was hard not to pull the trigger on the seasonic x-650 gold, but the corsair tx850v2 is also built on a seasonic platform
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