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July 10, 2010 5:16:10 PM

hi im building a new computer and need to know if the psu is sufficient

the build is
CPU: Core i5 750, 2.66GHz, s1156, 8MB Tray

Fans & Cooler: Scythe Mugen II Rev.b 5 Heat Pipes CPU Cooler s1156/s1366

M.BOARD: ASUS P7P55D s1156 Core i5/i7, Intel P55, DDR3 1600, 2xPCI-E

MEMORY: DDR III 1600Mhz 2x2GB Mushkin Redline Series Dual Channel CL6-8-6-24

HARD DISK: Samsung 1TB EcoGreen F3 1TB 32MB Sata II HD105SI

VGA CARD: ASUS HD 5850DirectCu 1GB GDDR5 DX11 DVI HDMI DP PCI-E

OPTICAL WRITERS: Sony Optiarc AD-5240S DVD±RW x24 Black Sata

CASE: CoolerMaster HAF922 ATX Black Case (No PSU)

POWER SUPPLY: seasonic 520W Modular 80+ Bronze Active PFC 12cm Fan M12II-520

MONITORS: ASUS MS226H 21.5 Inch LCD 2ms DVI HDMI WideScreen Black

SPEAKERS: Logitech Z323 2.1 Speaker System


now i plan to overclock the gpu as high as i possibly can, which from reading about the gpu is about 1ghz, as well as overclock the cpu to about 3.6, if i can maybe higher

will the 520 watt psu be enough?

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a c 164 ) Power supply
July 10, 2010 5:23:47 PM

at stock the Seasonic 520w will handle it but with all that OC, i would grab the 620w version just for the added head room. Antec also sells a single rail 520/620w PSU made by seasonic. I think its $5-10 if money is an issue.

July 10, 2010 6:24:18 PM

i can get a 620w from seasonic thats also modular for about 10$ more

just a q, how bad is cable management with a psu that isnt modular?
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a c 164 ) Power supply
July 10, 2010 6:41:55 PM

raif89 said:
how bad is cable management with a psu that isnt modular?


depends on the the person who installs the PSU :na: 

modular is nice but far from a necessity and if your case has cable management holes then it makes it even easier.

a b ) Power supply
July 11, 2010 2:32:20 AM

i would say definitely go for the 620w version-modularity is just a plus :) 
a c 144 ) Power supply
July 11, 2010 2:26:35 PM

raif89 said:

just a q, how bad is cable management with a psu that isnt modular?

Also depends on the case. I have Antec 900 cases. I drill a few extra holes in the bottom of the case under the lower drive cage and tie the unused cables down.
July 16, 2010 9:37:42 AM

well ill be using a haf922 so im guessing theres good cable management
a c 144 ) Power supply
July 16, 2010 4:59:00 PM

The HAF is a good choice.
August 6, 2010 4:26:09 PM

ok now will a 620w psu handle a second directCu also overclocked, or will i need a bigger psu?
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