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Will my 500W PSU be sufficient...?

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December 30, 2011 6:20:26 PM

Hey all, I plan on using a three year old Rosewill 500W PSU in my new build. This new build I hope to overclock the GPU, Memory and CPU, but I want to make sure my PSU can handle it until I get more money for a PSU/GPU upgrade (which I'll probably spend $100-130 to get a 650-700W PSU). Anyways, this is what the PSU will be powering...

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition (Will overclock from 3.5GHz to 4.1GHz since everyone says that's a safe overclock with stock cooling)
Mobo: ASUS M5A99X Evo
Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel (Will have the two stock fans, with maybe an additional two front mounted fans)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333
HDD: Hitachi 1TB 7200RPM Sata 2
Video: MSI N9800GT 512OC GeForce 9800GT 512MB

So, in your professional (semi-professional?) opinions, should I be ok?

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December 30, 2011 6:23:32 PM

Yes it should b plenty for running that rig. But I suggest you do no overclocking until you get a better PSU. (Better brand, as the watts are enough)
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January 9, 2012 1:27:56 AM

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