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Do I have enough power? OCZ 600W, Radeon 5830...

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August 10, 2010 9:10:55 PM

Hi all,

I'm building my first pc and I spent the last week catching up with current pc technology (i.e. lurking on this site, etc). I think I've got things squared away except for dealing with my power supply.

I'm building a semi-powerful gaming/multimedia system while being budget conscious. Thus, I avoided mobos with 2+ PCIe slots because I wouldn't invest in dual video cards. That decision led me to purchase a 600W OCZ PSU. And from there I bought these parts.

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2
Biostar TA890GXB HD

G Skill 2x 2GB DDR3 1333 MHz

AMD Phenom II X6 1055t

COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120mm Blue LED Case Fan - I want to use 3 of these]

HIS iCooler V H583FN1GD Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit

HDD would be a western digital Caviar black 1tb and burner would some LG combo, though I know those are kinda negligible.

The Newegg power calculator said I needed 531 W for:
-High End Mobo
-1 HD
-4 GB DDR3
-Radeon 5830

I want to keep my case really cool because I'm worried about the huge 5830 heating up the case. Thus I want to get 3 of those case fans. The big thing I'm wondering is that will having 3 of those fans put a decent strain on my PSU?

Am i cutting it close or am I just overthinking things?

Any help/advice would be appreciated.

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a b ) Power supply
August 10, 2010 9:12:36 PM

YOu can overclock and still have power to spare. No worries
a b ) Power supply
August 10, 2010 9:13:36 PM

BTW, "High End Mobo" Biostar is amongst the worst companies to buy a mobo from, the only one worse in my opinion is foxconn.
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August 10, 2010 9:20:23 PM

Aww, really? Damn. The price vs features was really enticing and it had good reviews on newegg. What companies would you recommend?
a b ) Power supply
August 10, 2010 9:23:18 PM

In Order, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSi (This is my opinion but most people will back me up on this). If you want in the middle, you can go ASrock. Its made by ASUS. Whats your money limit? On a mobo?
August 10, 2010 9:48:27 PM

hmm, that does look a lot better. Thanks man, I really appreciate the help!

I used to be really into building rigs and keeping up technology-wise back in the geforce 4 days but stopped after I started playing guitar. I can't wait to put this together, it's gonna be sick!
August 10, 2010 9:48:56 PM

Best answer selected by mxrdoubleshot.
a b ) Power supply
August 10, 2010 9:51:12 PM

^ Hey Keep me posted on your parts! best of luck to you :)