Is this enough power?

Is this PSU enough to power my rig?

Processor- AMD Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.8GHz 125W
Motherboard- ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB 3.0
Video Card- XFX Radeon HD 5770 XXX edition ( will crossfire when i am able to )
Power Supply- Thermaltake TR2 750w PSU
DVD drive- Sony Optiarc 24X dvd/cd drive
Hard Drive- Seagate Barracuda Enterprise 500gb HD
RAM- OCZ Platinum DDR3 1333MHz ( 2 x 1GB )
CPU Cooler- Coolermaster Hyper 212+
Some Extra Case Fans too...

So is this enough power for my rig including OC's? If it is too high please tell me my minimum amount of watts. If it is too low, please tell me the required amount of watts. If it is just right then leave the jumping green dude smily ---- :bounce: ---- Thank You for reading and I hope you can answer my question!
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  1. Yes easily. A good 550 would actually be enough.

    You'd be better off with a Corsair 550 or 650 though, which is a better PSU at about the same price.
  2. There are some other changes I'd recommend as well.

    GPU, don't bother with factory OC GPU's, you're paying for someone else to press 4 buttons for you in ATI overdrive.

    Link the RAM. Certain high voltage OCZ kits have issues.

    In fact, just get this G skill eco kit. $120

    Don't want an enterprise HD. Grab a 7200.12 500gb or Spinpoint F3 instead.

    Don't get a 965 if you're OCing. A 955 is the same exact same chip.

    MOBO is ok, but gigabyte has cheaper equivalents.

    Case is meh. You're better off with an Antec 300 illusion.
  3. Thanks but the cheapest 5770 card that fits my standards is the factory OC edition and it's priced the same if not less than the other cards so that seems to be the better buy. As for the Motherboard, THANK YOU that is exacly the same just 20-30 dollars cheaper! Also, I will look into the performance, power, and heat conditions of the 955 compaired to the 965. The RAM though. i only have a certain price range and that out does it easily. Honestly I don't need that much RAM anyways, if you have any other RAM suggestions that are priced between $50-$70 then I'd be happy to listen. Also, the HD you recommended with be purchased instead of the Seagate. Lastly, the case that I'm looking at seems to be cheaper and includes more features than the Antec 300 Illusion, but when I look at more reviews I'll see the pro's and con's and see whats worth losing or gaining... Thank You for the advice! It was very helpful and will save me money! =D
  4. +1 to banthracis, the 955 and non-OC GPU are better values. You do not want that Thermaltake PSU either.

    For the RAM, get this set.

    There's a build advice form in my signature that you may want to fill out so we can be sure you are getting the best build for your uses.
  5. To be honest I can't really tell if the 955 or 965 is better. Look at this link and tell me what you think is worth $20 difference.,2389.html
  6. The UD3H.
  7. This will help you "do the math"

    This will help you pick it
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