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Do I need to upgrade my power supply?

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October 15, 2012 1:03:42 AM

I was wondering if the power supply I have now is good enough to handle what all I am running on my PC? I have a 450 watt PSU. Here is my complete system specs:

Asrock 890GX Extreme 3
AMD Phenom II X6 1035T @ 2.61 Ghz
4x4 GB DDR3 Ram Kingston
500 GB 7,200 RPM Seagate Barracuda
DVD read and write drive
92 MM Rosewill Processor fan
1 80mm case fan
1 80mm LED case fan
1 120 MM exhaust fan
ATI Radeon 6770
A Sandisk ReadyCache SSD to boost my HDD
Bluetooth keyboard adapter
Wireless internet usb adapter
Webcam

And I have cool and quiet turned off.

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October 15, 2012 1:15:16 AM

Hi :) 

A GOOD make 450 will be fine...a cheap unbranded 450 wont put out anything near 450...

All the best Brett :) 
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October 15, 2012 1:19:26 AM

^ +1

You'll only want to upgrade your PSU if you're considering a huge GPU upgrade :) 

As long as your current PSU is of decent quality, as Brett has stated, you'll be fine.
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October 15, 2012 1:20:57 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

A GOOD make 450 will be fine...a cheap unbranded 450 wont put out anything near 450...

All the best Brett :) 


Well it is a PSU that came with a Diablotek case I bought when I first started getting into computers like a year ago. Then I began upgrading it to what it is now. I have been running this setup for about a week and haven't had any problems. Just taking precautionary measures. I appreciate your answer.
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October 15, 2012 1:59:54 AM

Thank you, I went online and decided to get a 600 watt Corsair CX600.

Appreciate your guys' suggestions.
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October 15, 2012 2:02:51 AM

You're very welcome :) 
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