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Is this enough wattage?

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Hi, I'm about to do a PC build and I'm having trouble deciding the order to buy my components in with my budget. Here's what by build is going to look like:

Intel Core i5 2500k
Asus P67 Sabertooth
NZXT Phantom
1tb Seagate Barracuda
HD 6950 (unlocked to 6970)
Corsair Hydro H100

I have a Corsair 550w PSU kicking around.. Would this be enough to power this system for now? Or will I have to get something higher like an OCZ ZX Series 850w?

Edit: I did a voltage calculation at http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine and it says I need 481w? Don't trust it 100%, still want some human provided feedback tongue.gif
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plentay
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[Spanish word for a lot] overkill. I have and amd p2 955 oclocked to 3.7, a 6950 unlocked to 70 and overclocked to 930 core @ 1.2 volts, lots of fans, and a 9600 gt 59watt version folding and i run just fine on an 850 watt.
2nd Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
[Intel] 2500k [4.5ghz] [1.3 volts] [AsRock] P67 Extreme 6 [Sapphire] 6950 Toxic [Unlocked to 6970 spec] Powercolor reference 6950 [Unlocked to 6970 spec] 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
[Samsung] Low voltage memory [@1866 mHz 9-10-9-28] [GSkill] Sniper 1866 9-10-9-28 1.5V [Corsair] 120gb Force GT WD 500GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x Seagate Crapstellation ES 2TB [Raid 1] [Coolermaster] V8 Windows 7 [Gateway] FDH2402 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
[CM Storm] QuickFire TK [XFX] Core Edition PRO850W [In Win] Dragon Rider Logitech G502 w/ stupid LEDs 
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2nd Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
[Intel] 2500k [4.5ghz] [1.3 volts] [AsRock] P67 Extreme 6 [Sapphire] 6950 Toxic [Unlocked to 6970 spec] Powercolor reference 6950 [Unlocked to 6970 spec] 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
[Samsung] Low voltage memory [@1866 mHz 9-10-9-28] [GSkill] Sniper 1866 9-10-9-28 1.5V [Corsair] 120gb Force GT WD 500GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x Seagate Crapstellation ES 2TB [Raid 1] [Coolermaster] V8 Windows 7 [Gateway] FDH2402 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
[CM Storm] QuickFire TK [XFX] Core Edition PRO850W [In Win] Dragon Rider Logitech G502 w/ stupid LEDs 
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Wow, I definitely had different expectations haha. Will I be able to OC my i5 to around 4.5ghz with the 550w?
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Originally Posted by bjgrenke View Post

Wow, I definitely had different expectations haha. Will I be able to OC my i5 to around 4.5ghz with the 550w?
6 ghz if you can. thumb.gif
2nd Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
[Intel] 2500k [4.5ghz] [1.3 volts] [AsRock] P67 Extreme 6 [Sapphire] 6950 Toxic [Unlocked to 6970 spec] Powercolor reference 6950 [Unlocked to 6970 spec] 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
[Samsung] Low voltage memory [@1866 mHz 9-10-9-28] [GSkill] Sniper 1866 9-10-9-28 1.5V [Corsair] 120gb Force GT WD 500GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x Seagate Crapstellation ES 2TB [Raid 1] [Coolermaster] V8 Windows 7 [Gateway] FDH2402 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
[CM Storm] QuickFire TK [XFX] Core Edition PRO850W [In Win] Dragon Rider Logitech G502 w/ stupid LEDs 
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2nd Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
[Intel] 2500k [4.5ghz] [1.3 volts] [AsRock] P67 Extreme 6 [Sapphire] 6950 Toxic [Unlocked to 6970 spec] Powercolor reference 6950 [Unlocked to 6970 spec] 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
[Samsung] Low voltage memory [@1866 mHz 9-10-9-28] [GSkill] Sniper 1866 9-10-9-28 1.5V [Corsair] 120gb Force GT WD 500GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x Seagate Crapstellation ES 2TB [Raid 1] [Coolermaster] V8 Windows 7 [Gateway] FDH2402 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
[CM Storm] QuickFire TK [XFX] Core Edition PRO850W [In Win] Dragon Rider Logitech G502 w/ stupid LEDs 
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