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March 1, 2010 7:33:16 AM

hi all i am running a 8800gts 640mb oc, amd 64 x2 5000+ and a low end motherboard x8 pci-e.

the problem is i want to upgrade some components in my pc to

ASUS m4a79xtd-evo running 16x pci-e
Phenom 955 3.2ghz quad
ddr3 1600mhz

i am running my original system with a gigabyte 460w power supply and runs it fine, but i wanted to know if this power supply would run the new components, the psu is just over a year old but had no problems with it as yet or would you get a new psu to run the new components.

going on to a psu calculator my original system is using 296w and the new system will be using 344w, dont know how accurate the psu calculators are.

any opinions will be great.

thanks
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March 1, 2010 12:49:43 PM

It may run fine if you don't try overclocking. For insurance, I recommend a corsair 550-650 with single large 12v rail, usually 40-60 amps.
March 1, 2010 7:28:57 PM

i have been looking at the corsiar tx650 and i am getting the corsair dominator 1600mhz ddr3 and like my components to be matched as close as possible. but i wont be overclocking straight away but will be in the future.
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