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September 28, 2013 12:44:04 AM

PC config
Processor - AMD FX 8120
Motherboard - ASUS M5a97 R2.0
Ram - Corsair Vengeance 1600 8GB( 2x4 GB)
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 2 TB@ 7200 RPM
Graphics Card - Sapphire AMD HD 7950 Dual X OC 925
CPU Cooler - Cooler master TPC 812 Vapor Cooling
Current PSU - Cooler master extreme plus 500w
Fans - 3 basic 120 mm cooler master fans, 1 coolermaster blue LED fan

I feel that the PSU is not enough for a build like this and I do want to overclock the CPU to 4.0 ghz
and maybe even the graphics card.

Any recommendations for a better PSU.. am a lil low on budget though :) 
was thinking of the seasonic S12ii 620 watts PSU..thats something that I can afford.

awaiting reply..thanks in advance

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a b K Overclocking
September 28, 2013 1:05:28 AM

Are you going with one or two graphics cards? With one the PSU would be sufficient but with 2 it would not be enough. According to pcpartpicker.com you'd need about 450W for this build with 1 card and 650 for 2.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1IrPE

I don't know what your budget is and what your actual power needs are so I can't recommend a specific PSU. However, I would go with Seasonic or XFX based on whichever fits your budget better.

Do you have any of these components or is this just a proposed build? If it's the latter I'd recommend also looking at a Vishera chip, one of the 8300 series, as opposed to the 8100.
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September 28, 2013 1:12:59 AM

No2rdame said:
Are you going with one or two graphics cards? With one the PSU would be sufficient but with 2 it would not be enough. According to pcpartpicker.com you'd need about 450W for this build with 1 card and 650 for 2.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1IrPE

I don't know what your budget is and what your actual power needs are so I can't recommend a specific PSU. However, I would go with Seasonic or XFX based on whichever fits your budget better.

Do you have any of these components or is this just a proposed build? If it's the latter I'd recommend also looking at a Vishera chip, one of the 8300 series, as opposed to the 8100.


Thanks for the speedy reply
Yeah Its a build that I currently use for the moment will change to 8350 soon..:) 
Is the 500w enough to overclock the CPU and GPU..??
No cross fire for the time being..so i guess I'm all good..
Is the cooler master extreme plus 500 watt PSU 80+ bronze certified..I dont see it on the packaging
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a b K Overclocking
September 28, 2013 8:26:36 AM

I couldn't find the Cooler Master you described on pcpartpicker.com so I don't know, but usually manufacturers will proudly display that if it is bronze certified. As far as overclocking goes, it wouldn't put a huge strain on the PSU. You'll be fine until you can get a PSU that is higher on the reliability scale.
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September 28, 2013 12:36:47 PM

No2rdame said:
Are you going with one or two graphics cards? With one the PSU would be sufficient but with 2 it would not be enough. According to pcpartpicker.com you'd need about 450W for this build with 1 card and 650 for 2.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1IrPE

I don't know what your budget is and what your actual power needs are so I can't recommend a specific PSU. However, I would go with Seasonic or XFX based on whichever fits your budget better.

Do you have any of these components or is this just a proposed build? If it's the latter I'd recommend also looking at a Vishera chip, one of the 8300 series, as opposed to the 8100.


No2rdame said:
I couldn't find the Cooler Master you described on pcpartpicker.com so I don't know, but usually manufacturers will proudly display that if it is bronze certified. As far as overclocking goes, it wouldn't put a huge strain on the PSU. You'll be fine until you can get a PSU that is higher on the reliability scale.


Thanks Again..this has really helped me out..cheers :) 
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