Enermax Liberty 500W for e6850 + 8800GT???

My current system has an Enermax Liberty 500W PSU and I am planning on upgrading my equipment to:

current psu: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817194003

E6850 (OC to 3.6)
8800GT (upon release next week)
Crucial Balistix DDR2-800 2x1GB
P35-DS3R

Will this PSU still be suitable or should I upgrade? If so, any recommendations?
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  1. I am sure this will be fine unless you have like 5+ hard drives.
  2. nope, just 2 (1 750GB WD and 1 250GB WD)

    my main point I was not sure about was the power for the upcoming 8800GT. Thanks.
  3. well your getting 32a on the combined 12v rails. Unless the 8800gt uses 300w of 12v power ( Very, very very unlikely) then you should be fine. The e8650 uses about 60w stock (load) so even if u manage to have it pulling 120watts oced you will sill be fine as long as the 8800gt pulls under about 250watts.
  4. thnx for the links. Seems like my enermax Liberty made tier 2. I like the one you put on there as well but do not like the non-modular design. I figure if my current one is still rated as a tier 2 then no need to change it out just yet.... if it aint broke, dont fix it i guess.

    Thanks.
  5. 8800GT = 110w
    GeForce 8800 GT SLI not only support structure, with the next generation NVIDIA chipset will be able to implement 3 - way SLI, leaflets card power demand, the official to carry Intel Core2 Extreme QX6700 processor platform as an example, the minimum required 400 W power supply, or at least 12 to Part V electricity output 26A.

    http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tomshardware.tw%2F148%2Cnews-148.html&langpair=zh%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF8

    Under load = 148w

    http://topic.expreview.com/2007-10-23/1193114539d6255_5.html

    E6850 under load = 63.63w (stock) o'cd = ?
    http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/10/22/budget_overclocker/page7.html

    You'll be fine with 32a. I putting a 8800GT in mine with a 26a (PCP+C) psu. I have a propriety set-up (no ocing of cpu, 5000+ 65w). The 8800GTS also calls for a 400w, 26amp psu.
  6. You can mabey dual sli the 8800gt's but most likely not triple so you should be fine.

    2x 150= 300 for your gpu leaving 85ish watts for your cpu. I wouldn't want to use more than 80 of those watts. So depeneding on how far you oc you can defiantly use a single 8800gt, maybey sli.
  7. kpo, that's the Silencer 470 right? and that's in the Dimension you have? Did your system have a back plate over the PSU slot? My 4700 doesn't have a cover and I think it's a standard ATX unit, just trying to figure out my options since I might do some upgrading.
  8. lostandwandering said:
    kpo, that's the Silencer 470 right? and that's in the Dimension you have? Did your system have a back plate over the PSU slot? My 4700 doesn't have a cover and I think it's a standard ATX unit, just trying to figure out my options since I might do some upgrading.

    Mine doesn't but some do. I still have 2 years on my warranty so I didn't want to use anything too radical. If you want it cheaper the Egg has them now too:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703011

    It's a Tier 2 psu if you know what I mean.
  9. kpo6969 said:
    Mine doesn't but some do. I still have 2 years on my warranty so I didn't want to use anything too radical. If you want it cheaper the Egg has them now too:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703011

    It's a Tier 2 psu if you know what I mean.


    Yup, I use the Tiered list quite a bit, it's a good resource. Thanks for the link to newegg. I think the Corsair's were also supposed to be able to fit in my system.
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