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4850x2 on a 500w psu?

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October 27, 2010 12:27:01 AM

i've been contemplating on getting a 2nd hand 4850x2, it costs only $120. My concern right now is the power consumption, I have read this and it seems that under the peak load of ~327W, my 500W Silverstone ST50F-ES 80plus standard PSU just might be able to handle it.

My specs are:
amd phenom ii x4 945 3.0GHz
MSI 870-G45 mobo
2x 2GB kingston 1333mhz
samsung 1TB spinpoint f3 HDD
+ a couple of fans here and there
+ peripherals like mouse keyboard

i dont plan to crossfire and the only upgrade i see myself doing in the future is adding an SSD. given that i do end up with a 4850x2 and an ssd, will my PSU be able to keep up?

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October 27, 2010 12:54:39 AM

will i be able to also overclock my CPU? currently i have a coolermaster hyper 212+ but have not yet tried to overclock, would my PSU still be able to handle it? thanks.
October 27, 2010 6:51:26 AM

unfortunately my PSU isnt the one you just mentioned, which is the ST50F. my PSU is the ST50F-ES, which is part of the Silverstone Strider Essentials series..
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October 27, 2010 7:42:56 AM

If at all any differences, the ST50F is slightly better compared to the ST50F-ES.. You've no reason to worry though.. Your PSU will handle your rig adequately..