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Well your PSU may not be enough..

That PSU has 404W on a 12V+ rail..

Now an OC'd Q9550 pulls ~ 140W and a stock GTX480 pulls ~ 260W in games..

So it would be a very tight fit.. (running a Furmark would be out of the option as GTX480 pulls ~320W in that stress test)

I have a 620W CM Real Power (516W on 12V+ rail) so my PSU runs my OC'd system easily (in every stress test like Furmark,OCCT PSU test,OCCT GPU test,3DMark 11 etc)..

I would recommend you a quality PSU with at least 500W on a 12V+ rail..


CHEERS..
Good catch!

Go look in the PSU section here, on the top of the stickies. There's a Recommended PSU list there. Grab anything 650w off that list for your rig plus the 9800GT. If you want to go SLI with that 480 in the future, grab a good 850w one off that list.

That CoolerMaster unit you've currently got, I'm afraid probably won't cut it with a 480 and the rest of your rig.
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The only complaints anyone can level against a 480 are about the heat and power consumption, water alleviates the heat and the power consumption is gonna be worth it as you're getting the card cheaply.
I say go for it.

The first gen fermis are awesome on water if you get a card that overclocks well.

Edit: As others have said though, your current PSU mightn't handle the card when it's heavily loaded so you should upgrade it to something that can comfortably run your system.

Pioneerisloud probably knows more than me about it and his recommendations look about right so I won't add anything except that I think each 480 has an 8 pin and a 6 pin PCI-E connector and you should keep that in mind if you're looking at a new PSU.
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Good catch!

Go look in the PSU section here, on the top of the stickies. There's a Recommended PSU list there. Grab anything 650w off that list for your rig plus the 9800GT. If you want to go SLI with that 480 in the future, grab a good 850w one off that list.

That CoolerMaster unit you've currently got, I'm afraid probably won't cut it with a 480 and the rest of your rig.
Thanks you both a bunch!

-Also, thank you Mike!

I'll be looking into a 850w, so i'll be future proof
Perhaps a CM Silent Pro M850.

I't seems I'm in for treat, with this card

/NwP
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Thanks you both a bunch!

-Also, thank you Mike!

I'll be looking into a 850w, so i'll be future proof
Perhaps a CM Silent Pro M850.

I't seems I'm in for treat, with this card

/NwP
Definitely go with. 480s are still one of my favorite cards. Just mean, brute force; classic nVidia if you ask me.

Depending on clocks, your PSU should be okay.... Just depends.
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Thanks you both a bunch!

-Also, thank you Mike!

I'll be looking into a 850w, so i'll be future proof
Perhaps a CM Silent Pro M850.

I't seems I'm in for treat, with this card

/NwP
Look in the PSU section here. There's a thread stickied called Recommended PSU's (or something along those lines). Grab any 850w off that list. I'm not sure of the CM Silent Pro M850 is on that list or not.
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