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Is a 500W Power supply enough for my pc build? Even if I want to Over-Clock in the future??

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January 7, 2014 1:32:24 PM

hello awesome people of TomsHardware!

Here is a link to all my parts EXCEPT that the monitor is incorrect, I just put it there because it had roughly the same price and the website "PC Part Picker" does not have it on their website.

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2xkrC

I will probably over-clock my CPU up to 4.0GHz but no more and probably in about half a year. But that won't matter right? (talking about in reference to watts being supplied by the PSU).

I have already bought the PSU but I was just wondering is 500 Watts enough even when i want to over-clock my CPU?

On the list i sent, of my parts, it shows you an estimated amount of Watts that will probably be required. It says "Estimated Wattage: 409W" if you can see it on the site.

Thank you!
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January 7, 2014 1:50:47 PM

A system using a GTX 760 is recommended to have a 500W PSU without any overclocking according to here:

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

I would add 50-100 watts to recommended wattage and get a quality PSU from Seasonic, XFX, Corsair (except their CX series) or Antec.
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January 9, 2014 4:27:34 AM

animal said:
A system using a GTX 760 is recommended to have a 500W PSU without any overclocking according to here:

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

I would add 50-100 watts to recommended wattage and get a quality PSU from Seasonic, XFX, Corsair (except their CX series) or Antec.


I'm going to overclock my CPU fx3820 from 3.5ghz to 4.0ghz, is that ok? And thanks for the answer.
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January 9, 2014 3:31:11 PM

You might get away with oc'ing with only a 500W PSU, but there is a chance it won't be stable or you may wind up with video issues.
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January 9, 2014 4:12:28 PM

The CX500 is a budget power supply not meant for overclocking , has poor capacitors.

Extra power for future overclocking.

Made by the best SEASONIC.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $79.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-09 19:13 EST-0500)
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