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Minimum PSU requirments for mild OC

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April 21, 2012 10:30:23 PM

Alright so I am attempting my first OC build this upcoming weekend once the parts finish shipping in and I would like to save some money by using my PSU from an older computer that is a 500w corsair PSU. The problem is I know that when I OC it the wattage and what not will go up but by how much I am wondering I will be overclocking the AMD Phenom II 960t Black Edition 4 core. I will try to go and unlock the 2 extra cores though as well. The OC I am looking to get is from 3ghz that it comes with to about 3.8-4ghz if possible I just wondering how much power that will suck.
a c 197 K Overclocking
April 22, 2012 1:39:17 AM

What is the rest of the system?
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April 22, 2012 4:51:23 AM

Wow sorry for the late response I passed out from moving today. This should be the rest of the system when its finished.

Case: CM 435 Elite Black
Motherboard: ASrock 970 Extreme3:
CPU: AMD Phenom 2 960t Quad core 3.0ghz:
GPU: MSI R6670-MD1GD5 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5
RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212
Case Fans:APEVIA CF12SL-UGN 120mm Blue LED Case Fan x 2
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a c 150 K Overclocking
April 22, 2012 6:54:29 AM

A quality 500w will easily power that system, even with the unlocked cores and a good overclock.
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