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Right now I have an AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 2GB Corsair XMS Dual-Channel DDR Ram, Abit KN8 mobo, eVGA GeForce 7900GT KO, 160GB SATA-300 HDD, 2 extra 80mm fan, and a Ultra X-Finity 500W PSU.

I am planning on getting a 939 AMD Opteron 165 and trying to overclock it and another eVGA GeForce 7900GT KO for SLI mode. The SLI mode says there needs to be a minimum of a 500W PSU.

Does the PSU I have now have enough watts (500W) or should I get a 550 or 600W?
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Check and look at other power suppiles, if other 500W PSU's are SLI Certified then it should work fine, but if the lowest certified power supply is 610W you might want to reconsider. I'd get the bigger one if you can fit it in your budget, but it's not a must.
So, 500W would be the minimum, but if your going to upgrade and add more Ram, Hard Drives, and a more voltage-hogging CPU you should get a 600W and live worry free.

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i'm thinking about getting a bigger psu but for now, i went ahead and bought a 7950GT KO Superclocked and I'm just gonna sell my 7900GT KO on eBay. thx
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