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Corsair 600M Power Supply enough for AMD Phenom ll X4 965 BE & VTX3D Radeon 7870 Tahiti LE

Hi, So I got my parts:
Case: Coolermaster Haf 912 Plus
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3
HDD: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black
CPU: AMD Phenom ll X4 965 BE
GPU: VTX3D Radeon 7870 Tahiti LE
Ram: Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333Mhz

I need to know will the Corsair 600M be enough to run this system ? Also will I be able to overclock my CPU & GPU with this PSU ?
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  1. For sure even with good overclocks
  2. It will be enough to run your system, but on the border for an overclock. If serious about overclocking go with a Corsair TX750.
  3. more than enough
  4. Well its between Corsair 600M or 750W, But you can do good cable management with 600M I don't know If you can with 750W so if you can do cable management with 750W tell me, than I'll think of getting that PSU. Will I be on the safe side if I overclock the cpu & gpu without a problem which doesn't make my psu dead ? CPU to atlease 4.0Ghz & the GPU to 1050Mhz.
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    For a system using a single AMD reference design Radeon HD 7870 Boost Edition graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater system power supply. The power supply should also have a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 33 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

    Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Sufficient Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) rated at 45°C - 50°C ambient temperature, is the most critical factor.

    Overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU(s) may require an additional increase to the maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current ratings, recommended above, to meet the increase in power required for the overclock. The additional amount required will depend on the magnitude of the overclock being attempted.

    The CX Series Modular CX600M (SKU# 75-002018 / CP-9020060-NA), with its maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 46 Amps and with two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single Radeon HD 7870 Boost Edition graphics card. It will have no problem handling overclocking of the GPU and CPU.
  6. ko888 said:
    For a system using a single AMD reference design Radeon HD 7870 Boost Edition graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater system power supply. The power supply should also have a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 33 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

    Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Sufficient Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) rated at 45°C - 50°C ambient temperature, is the most critical factor.

    Overclocking of the CPU and/or GPU(s) may require an additional increase to the maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current ratings, recommended above, to meet the increase in power required for the overclock. The additional amount required will depend on the magnitude of the overclock being attempted.

    The CX Series Modular CX600M (SKU# 75-002018 / CP-9020060-NA), with its maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 46 Amps and with two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single Radeon HD 7870 Boost Edition graphics card. It will have no problem handling overclocking of the GPU and CPU.


    So I'll be on the safe side if I decide to overclock ? Both my CPU & GPU without pushing the PSU to its limit ?
  7. It is plenty, I hate to say that these people are outright wrong but most are.
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