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2500k, MSI 560 Ti Twin Frozr: Is 520W enough?

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a b K Overclocking
May 8, 2012 2:31:45 PM

I just built my system and bought everything.

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...

I'm second guessing my power supply. I know I need at least 500W, but is 520W enough to
overclock my CPU and GPU? Mind you, it won't be an insane overclock, just enough to get an
improvement in fps and probably 4.3GHz.

Any comments or links would be greatly appreciated.
May 8, 2012 2:40:57 PM

If your going to overclock you'll better go with a 750w PSU.

You going to SLI?
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a b K Overclocking
May 8, 2012 2:44:13 PM

I am satisfied with one card, so no SLI.

Your suggesting I need 750W to overclock a 2500k? How to calculate that?
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May 8, 2012 3:08:08 PM

envy14tpe said:
I just built my system and bought everything.

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...

I'm second guessing my power supply. I know I need at least 500W, but is 520W enough to
overclock my CPU and GPU? Mind you, it won't be an insane overclock, just enough to get an
improvement in fps and probably 4.3GHz.

Any comments or links would be greatly appreciated.

Wishlist doesn't work
A good quality 520w is plenty, overclocking included
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May 8, 2012 3:59:25 PM

input the specs of your build in this website.

http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/
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a b K Overclocking
May 8, 2012 4:23:14 PM

like delluser stated, the seasonic 520w is plenty for your build.
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a b K Overclocking
May 8, 2012 4:26:29 PM

oops. Yes, I inputed 4 CPUs. I thought it was quad.

So, the 520W is sufficient. Thanks for all your help.
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May 8, 2012 4:26:29 PM

envy14tpe said:
ohh man, not cool.

The website says I need 700W. No bueno.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Your input was probably "no beuno", the calculators only give a 550 watt reccomendation for my overclocked 17-930 and GTX570, based on 100% cpu utilization, 100% load, no cap aging ( it's crap anyway )

I can't be that slow
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May 8, 2012 4:26:59 PM

Best answer selected by Envy14tpe.
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