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With my PSU, can I overclock?

Hello everyone!

I'm running a new system I built, and so far, I've gotten great performance. I am tempted to push it and see if I can squeeze a little more out of the GPU, but I'm not sure if my PSU is strong enough to comfortably overclock. I've checked a couple of PSU calculators; I'm not sure I want to trust my expensive rig to it though. Here's my specs

Asus M5A97
HIS ATI HD7970
AMD FX-8120 125w Black edition
7200 2tb Sata HDD
CD-DVD-RW drives (2)
Stock coolers
Three case fans
6 usb 2.0 devices
3 1080p monitors
Basic stereo speakers from the 3.5mm jack

I have an 850w PSU. Will it work?

Thanks,
Nick
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  1. What brand and model number is your ps? 12v rail rating should also be listed or a link please.
  2. o1die said:
    What brand and model number is your ps? 12v rail rating should also be listed or a link please.


    Sorry. That probably would have been beneficial.

    It's this guy:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817517003&Tpk=azza%20850%20dynamo
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    Azza isn't a tier one ps, but you can try overclocking; just don't go too high with the amd stock cooler.
  4. o1die said:
    Azza isn't a tier one ps, but you can try overclocking; just don't go too high with the amd stock cooler.

    This. You're not going to be limited by your PSU at the moment.
  5. o1die said:
    Azza isn't a tier one ps, but you can try overclocking; just don't go too high with the amd stock cooler.


    Just curious--I was aware that Azza wasn't the best of PSUs available--where would you rank Azza?

    Thanks for all your help!
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