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OCZ ModXStream 600W enough for this build?

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August 2, 2010 6:16:26 AM

Is the OCZ ModXStream 600W enough for this build?

- Core i5-760 @ 2.8 GHz (possibly overclock ... i'm a complete noob at OC though)
- 8 GB RAM (4 sticks of 2GB G.SKILL DDR3 F3-12800CL9Q-8GBRL) 1.5V
- ASUS P7P55D-E mobo
- Palit GEForce GTX 460 Sonic 1GB (although i'm probably gonna return this for a MSI or GIGABYTE card as newegg's specs lied in addition to Palit's little trick they tried to pull)

I'm not doing SLI. I also have a 1TB HDD and a DVD writer.

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August 2, 2010 6:35:41 AM

Yes, it should work.

And yes, Palit got on my bad side with that one, and their customer service was a jerk about it. Go Gigabyte, IMO.
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August 2, 2010 8:15:39 AM

A 500W PSU would've been enough already, but rather play it safe with that OCZ ModXStream 600W. Here's a decent review of it: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/OCZ-ModXStream-P...

If you're going to overclock the i5 close to 4GHz, then you're going to need another power supply, since the CPU will drain much more power! You should be fine with that PSU up to like 3.4GHz I suppose, and the PSU would just turn off if you're draining too much power (like they said in the review).
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August 2, 2010 8:27:23 AM

It's more than enough. You might want to take a look at the Asus P7P55D-E Pro which supports x8/x8 SLI even if SATA III or USB 3.0 is active, and if so then you might then want to look at a 700W PSU.

This is a faster kit of RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 2, 2010 9:57:33 AM

Hmm, just out of curiosity, why 8 gigs? The avg person is fine with even just 4gbs, i know i rarely ever use all 4 gigs. Anywho, if you do actually want to OC to 4ghz like Pada said for that matter even oc the VGA card too, you should try the XFX 650 watt, the reason for this PSU is because it is actually 80+ Bronze certified, and also it is much cheaper and for the price better than corsair. As corsairs 650HX is 10$ more plus 4$ more for shipping as it takes 6$ to ship the HX apposed to the 2$ for the XFX. Anywho the 80+ Bronze also helps out because the Efficiency is much better than that of the ModXStream 600W.

Side note: I heard a lot of bad things about the ModXStream Psu's for some reason, haven't tried using em, but just based on reviews seen on Newegg. XFX Also offers more connectors. Also, the XFX offers 5yrs warrenty opposed to OCZ's 3yrs.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Oh and its a green monster. XD

XFX Review: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/xfx650w/7.htm
OCZ Review: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/ocz_mxs_pro_600...
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August 2, 2010 2:07:05 PM

Well i have a ModXtreme 600w and it's been fine for the 3 months i've owned it.
And it's just shy of bronze certification and currently cost half the price of the XFX.
I won't argue the fact that the XFX is better but the OZC is very good at half the price.
+ 1 to Lmeow's recommendations.
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