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July 25, 2012 2:41:27 PM

Hi there, this is my first time postiing in this forum :) 

So im basically going to change a few parts in my computer. I am not a noob when it comes to these things but theres one thing i wonder about overclocking because i havent done it.

So the new things im getting is

PSU: Corsair Power Supply 600W GS 80 Plus
CPU: AMD Phenom2 X4 965 3.4GHz (aiming for 4.0+ ghz here in overclock)
Aftermarket Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (push - pull config)
GPU: Asus Radeon HD7850 2GB DDR5 PCIe (aiming for 1050/1450 MHz overclock or a bit more)
Case: Fractal Design Define Mini Tower
Fans: 2 Cooler Master Case Fans. (1 for the push pull config and one with the other 2 fans already mounted on the case)

the mobo i have now: MSI 760GM-E51

Do u guys think that the psu will be good enough to power these things when overclocking? If not, what powersupply should i aim for or how many watts? Sorry for any typos :) 

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July 25, 2012 2:44:24 PM

for added lee way with watts, i suggest a 750 or something, 600 might be pushing always good to more then less
July 25, 2012 3:04:38 PM

thank you for your answers :)  i may consider a 700 w or 750 power supply. im thinking of a ''OCZ 750W ZS series Power Supply''. Would be enough or am i pushing it to far?

July 28, 2012 2:04:43 AM

When you are done get a "kill-a-watt" meter ($20 from amazon). Measure the power consumption of your rig. It will be less than 500W at the wall, less than 450 to the PC. No harm getting a 750W PSU vs. a 600W, you'll just be lower on the efficiency curve. Just get a good PSU with good reviews. 600 will cover it.

AMD Phenom2 X4 965 TDP = 125W, OC to 200W? You should get 4ghz or higher from that chip... ?
HD 7850 stock = 110W, OC to 175w ?

Aside, My i7-920, x58, gtx260 system has equal or higher TDP on all parts and hits 350W max at the wall gaming with mild OC on the gtx260.
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