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Will I be able to OC my i5 2500K from 3.3 to 4.0 with a 500W PSU?

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July 28, 2014 4:34:54 PM

As title says will it be safe to OC my i5 2500K from 3.3Ghz base to 4.0 with a 500W PSU? I just bought a Corsair H60 water cooling fan for my CPU.

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a c 125 K Overclocking
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July 28, 2014 4:38:09 PM

What is your full planned pc specs?
What brand and model is the power supply?
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July 28, 2014 4:45:02 PM

Suztera said:
What is your full planned pc specs?
What brand and model is the power supply?


What my PC should look like after its finished (Sorry not sure if I fully understood your first question!)
CPU - i5 2500K @ 4.0Ghz
RAM - 8GB
GPU - GTX 760 2GB - SC
PSU - Thermaltake TR2 500W

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/products-model.aspx?id=c_...
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a c 125 K Overclocking
a c 203 ) Power supply
July 28, 2014 4:47:56 PM

Your power supply isn't particularly a good quality unit.
Probably better to get a newer power supply. Get at least 42 AMps on the 12V rails.
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July 28, 2014 4:54:10 PM

Suztera said:
Your power supply isn't particularly a good quality unit.
Probably better to get a newer power supply. Get at least 42 AMps on the 12V rails.


So there is no chance in me OCing my CPU ?
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July 28, 2014 4:59:38 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
If you overclock with one of the worst power supplies on the market , this could happen.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezk9OA7aKOE




Oh shit, so my PSU is actually that bad? Is there any chance at all that I could overclock it?
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a c 883 K Overclocking
a c 5735 ) Power supply
July 28, 2014 5:01:06 PM

No way it's no joke , a very very poor power supply.
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a c 883 K Overclocking
a c 5735 ) Power supply
July 28, 2014 5:02:09 PM

Tier 5 - Other than the units listed above for any of these brands, NOT RECOMMENDED. Replace ASAP if you have one.

A-TOP Technology
Apevia
APEX (SUPERCASE/ALLIED)
Aspire(Turbo Case)
ATADC
Athena Power
ATRIX
Broadway Com Corp
Coolmax
Deer
Diablotek
Dynapower USA
Dynex
EagleTech
FOXCONN
FSP Everest
HEC Orion
Hiper Type-R
Huntkey
I-Star Computer Co. Ltd
In Win
JPAC COMPUTER
Just PC
Kingwin Inc.
Linkworld Electronics
Logisys Computer
MGE
MSI
NMEDIAPC
Norwood Micro/ CompUSA
NorthQ
NZXT
Okia
Powmax
Q-Tec
Raidmax
Rocketfish
Rosewill
SFC
Shuttle
Skyhawk
Spire Coolers
Star Micro
STARTECH
Thermaltake Purepower NP
Thermaltake Purepower RU
Thermaltake TR2 (and TR2-RX) :bounce: 
TOPOWER TOP
Ultra X-Connect
Ultra X2 >greater than 700 watt
Ultra LSP
Wintech
XION
YoungYear
Zebronics
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July 28, 2014 5:06:36 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Tier 5 - Other than the units listed above for any of these brands, NOT RECOMMENDED. Replace ASAP if you have one.


Thermaltake TR2 (and TR2-RX) :bounce: 
TOPOWER TOP
Ultra X-Connect
Ultra X2 >greater than 700 watt
Ultra LSP
Wintech
XION
YoungYear
Zebronics


Thanks for your help, I guess I will be going out and buying a new PSU this week!
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a c 883 K Overclocking
a c 5735 ) Power supply
July 28, 2014 5:08:23 PM

Great idea.
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July 28, 2014 5:10:50 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Great idea.


And one last question what PSU with longevity would you recommend? I was looking at the Corsair HX750W is it any good?

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a c 883 K Overclocking
a c 5735 ) Power supply
July 28, 2014 5:16:33 PM

Corsair HX750W < Great choice , solid power supply.
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