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Is 500w Enough to run this build and handle OC?

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January 9, 2013 6:32:24 PM

Hi am abit confused on picking and choosing the right PSU for my build, the PSU is probably the most important part to choose as if that fails; all else will fail.

At the moment here are my low budget parts:
-Asus Maximus V Gene
-Intel i5 3570k
-XFX 7770 SOC BB
-G-Skill 8GB Ripjaws X DDR3
-Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2

But am planning to use my old 500w PSU, but am not sure If it will run or be suitable for OC.

Am planning to OC to 4.3/4ghz but unsure on whether the PSU is up to the job.

Can anyone recommend me a decent PSU which isn't ridiculously overpriced.

Thanks

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a b ) Power supply
January 10, 2013 11:15:24 AM

Your PSU is probably OK, but a PSU upgrade is probably a good idea. Here is a list of "best rated" PSUs at Newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

I'd recommend the Seasonic or Corsair with the Enermax or OCZ as second choices. The Silverstone is highly recommended, but I have no experience with that brand.
a c 260 ) Power supply
January 10, 2013 12:55:35 PM

eizzra said:
Hi am abit confused on picking and choosing the right PSU for my build, the PSU is probably the most important part to choose as if that fails; all else will fail.

At the moment here are my low budget parts:
-Asus Maximus V Gene
-Intel i5 3570k
-XFX 7770 SOC BB
-G-Skill 8GB Ripjaws X DDR3
-Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2

But am planning to use my old 500w PSU, but am not sure If it will run or be suitable for OC.

Am planning to OC to 4.3/4ghz but unsure on whether the PSU is up to the job.

Can anyone recommend me a decent PSU which isn't ridiculously overpriced.

Thanks


Your old 500w PSU will work (if it's a good brand), realhardtechX suggests a
quality 430w unit for a sys with a single 7770. If you want to upgrade
anyway post your budget & location. There's some good deals right
now here in the US.

Tom





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