450w enough for q6600 & 8800gt ?

Hi everyone,
this is my current setup
-enermax chakra
-enermax liberty 400w
-q6600 g0 + regular hsf (no oc)
-8800gt (no oc)
-2 gig ram
-wd 320aaks
+ 2 case fans

I have been told in this thread
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/250760-13-gaming-comp-build-advice
That I should change my PSU to the the corsair 450vx. Will this psu be enough? I am not planning to oc at all.
If you have any other advice for my system its welcome.
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  1. A good psu . Its a good choice.
  2. 450watt is absolutely enough.
  3. Its enough
  4. plenty. Another dude had SLI'ed 8800GTS's with a FX-60 (which uses a fricken lot of power) and everything fully loaded didn't go above 435-watts (except when it was fully loaded)

    You should be totally fine, especially with that awesome PSU
  5. I just blew up a 450w psu running a q6600 and an 8800gt, but the cpu was overclocked, and the psu was a pos. Just make sure it's a good psu with at least 30amps across the +12v rails and 450 will be enough.

    I picked up a thermaltake toughpower 650w on clearance for ~$75 and it's more than i'll ever need
  6. clownbaby said:
    I just blew up a 450w psu running a q6600 and an 8800gt, but the cpu was overclocked, and the psu was a pos. Just make sure it's a good psu with at least 30amps across the +12v rails and 450 will be enough.

    I picked up a thermaltake toughpower 650w on clearance for ~$75 and it's more than i'll ever need

    OP said the q6600 won't be oced, and that's what makes the difference. The power consumption increase as q6600's 4 65nm cores are oced is massive, makes gpu power consumption look dinky. 450 watt psu with typical 12v rail ampage will do fine for stock q6600.
  7. Hey all.

    I also have the same problem. My system set up will be

    -Q6600
    -8800 GTS 512
    -4GB G.Skill (2x 2gb sticks) DDR2
    -Can't decide the mobo yet
    -Enermax Liberty 500w
    -Old HDD (1 only) CD ROM and DVD RW Drives.

    The thing is I do intend to OC the Quad Core but not the GFX.

    I saw this

    http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.aspx?i=3066&p=4

    But then I saw this

    http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/1159/7/page_7_power_consumption_tests/index.html

    I'm confused now. It would suck if I had to replace my PSU :(.
  8. Okay thanks for your help everyone. Looks like Ill buy the 450w corsair vx.
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