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Anyone have any experience with Antec HCP-850 good or bad?

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November 24, 2011 5:19:36 PM

Antec High Current Pro 850W 24PIN ATX12V Active PFC 80 Plus Gold SLI Modular Power Supply 135mm Fan

Like the title says. I am looking to upgrade from my CX600. I seem to be hitting a wall and I think it is lack of power.

My system:
FX-4100 - OC'd 4.6ghz
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 AMD990FX
Corsair Vengeance 2X4GB - 1600mhz (soon to be OC'd)
Sapphire 5850's Crossfired - OC'd 891mhz/4700mhz
Corsair Cooling Air Series A50 Performance CPU Cooler
Antec 300 Case - 5 fans

You guys think this PSU will have plenty of juice to power this setup and let me overclock further?

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November 24, 2011 6:50:13 PM

yes a 850w will be perfect for your build as itll leave room for upgrades in the future, that psu is a good one aswell i believe jonnyguru did a review, also i wouldnt bother oc'ing the ram there isnt much difference past 1600mhz
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November 24, 2011 7:00:53 PM

What do you think about overclocking the NB?
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November 24, 2011 7:03:05 PM

full_out said:
What do you think about overclocking the NB?

unless youre going just for benchmarks its not something i recommend, for normal use it wont make a noticable difference
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November 24, 2011 7:15:45 PM

I'm using it for gaming. Does it have any positive effect for newer games like Skyrim and BF3?
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November 24, 2011 7:22:52 PM

full_out said:
I'm using it for gaming. Does it have any positive effect for newer games like Skyrim and BF3?

nope only thing you should overclock is the graphics core clock and the cpu clock, everything else is negligible
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November 24, 2011 7:34:05 PM

What does the NB do then? Kinda confused on that one.
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November 24, 2011 7:44:09 PM

From what I understand it is the link between RAM, CPU, Video cards... Wouldn't that be better if it was going faster?
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November 24, 2011 7:50:37 PM

full_out said:
From what I understand it is the link between RAM, CPU, Video cards... Wouldn't that be better if it was going faster?

at 1600mhz there is easily enough bandwidth for the cpu so all oc'ing does is make it a bit less stable. there are benchmarks that show it on toms but i cant find em, however oc'ing the cpu and gpu makes a big difference so do those as far as you can, ram is only there to supply the cpu with instructions so at a certain speed it can supply them faster than the cpu works them out so any further speed increase wont help
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November 24, 2011 8:08:51 PM

Best answer selected by Full_Out.
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November 24, 2011 8:08:54 PM

Thanks for your time. I appreciate it bud :) 
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