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Is 650w enough for oc i7 & oc 5850

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October 13, 2010 6:25:07 AM

Hi I recently built myself my first computer and im new to overclocking , I was planning to overclock my rig but i dont know if my psu is enough, here are the specs for my computer:

Intel Core™ i7 Processor 950 3.06GHz w/ 8MB Cache
XFX Radeon HD 5850 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort
Asus P6X58D-E w/ Triple DDR3 1600, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, 1394, PCI-E, 3-way CrossFireX / SLI
Patriot Extreme Performance Viper II Sector 7 Series DDR3 6GB (3 x 2GB) PC3-12800 Enhanced Latency Kit
Corsair TX 650W Power Supply w/ 120mm Fan
Corsair Hydro Series H50 CPU Cooler

With the psu I have now , is it possible for me to oc my i7 from 3.05ghz - 3.8Xghz , and my hd5850 from 725/1000 to around 8xx/12xx?

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a b K Overclocking
October 13, 2010 7:58:19 AM

Hello
Yes,you have a great PSU,it can handle your rig(with OC's) fine,
October 13, 2010 1:57:12 PM

yep no worries there
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October 14, 2010 12:48:16 PM

A good 550 would work.
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a b K Overclocking
October 14, 2010 3:18:51 PM

You should not have any problems.

Here are the official power requirements for the new ATI Radeon HD 5850 and HD 5870 video cards.


ATI Radeon™ HD5850 System Requirements:

PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard

500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75 watt, 6-pin, PCI Express® power connectors.

600 Watt or greater power supply with four 75 watt, 6-pin, PCI Express® power connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode.


ATI Radeon™ HD5870 System Requirements:

PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.

500 Watt or greater power supply with two, 75 watt, 6-pin, PCI Express® power connectors.

600 Watt or greater power supply with four, 75 watt, 6-pin, PCI Express® connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode.

The power supply recommendations are for an entire pc system.

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