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Hoping to get some input/advice/suggestion on my upgrade,


Current rig spec, basically a common household build,

CPU : i5-2500k (stock)
Board : Asus P8Z68-v LE
GPU : GTX 550 Ti
PSU : Antec True Power Trio 500w (I know, it's bad, don't laugh:D)
Memory : 16G corsair vengeance
HDD : WD black 1TB
Cooling : Hyper 212+ single fan, 1 x 120mm case fan, 3x 80mm case fan (non LED)
Case : Antec plusview 1000amg ($5 new from a garage sale couple years ago:D)
Display : Asus Vn247h
USB: Wacom bamboo + occasionally 1~2 portable HDD for backup

Initially, my plan was,

purchase a evo 250gb + 500~600w PSU ---> OC the i5 while waiting for HD 9xxx release ---> purchase a GPU with the best price/performance ratio (either 9xxx, 7xxx or a GTX 7xx)


but yesterday, I saw this deal and bought the MSI 7950,

http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/101296/newegg-msi-twin-frozr-radeon-hd-7950-3gb-video-card-3-gold-reward-games-crysis-3-game-coupon


So, now I need to buy a new PSU for OC'ing the GPU+CPU, which one of these PSU will suit my need ?
http://goo.gl/bqDcao

Already order an exact 212+ replacement fan for push-pull, does that enough cooling for moderate CPU oc? (4~4.5ghz target)

I will lurk around the forum to read up some guides on CPU/GPU oc'ing, any specify guides that I should read up, any brenchmark/monitoring software that I should acquire?

Thanks.
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if you really need a replacement . . .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182073

guides:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1265543/the-amd-how-to-thread

http://www.overclock.net/t/908782/sandy-bridge-overclocking-guide-ocn-members-only

monitoring app for cpu and gpu:

http://www.hwinfo.com/
Edited by rdr09 - 8/24/13 at 9:33am
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1000 360/240 7 64 28 2160 
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