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Recommended wattage for overclocking

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December 26, 2012 1:53:32 AM

Hello, I have a build with a i5 3570k and a Sapphire HD Radeon 7850 and wish to OC (probably both the gpu and cpu). I intend only to have one GPU as I'm only not that hardcore of a gamer. I'd just like to get an idea of the amount of wattage on my PSU I would need for OCing. My friend said that 500W is enough for any build with only one GPU. Is this the case or am I missing something?
a c 280 K Overclocking
December 26, 2012 2:58:05 PM

Hi.

500W real PSU can works, but I suggest you a 650W or more for future proof. Maybe in future you want add another 7850 for Crossfire and a 500W can't handle that load.
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