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Is an Antec 650W Earthwatts enough to overclock an i5-2500k?

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I'm in the process of building a new gaming PC:

i5-2500k 3.3Ghz Quad Core Sandy Bridge Processor
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Motherboar​d
EVGA NVIDIA GTX 460 Graphics Card
8GB G.Skill Ripjaws RAM
Antec Kuhler 620 H20 Liquid Cooling
Antec Earthwatts 650 Watt Power Supply - 80 Plus Bronze

My question is, is my psu strong enough enough to handle this set-up, especially if I overclocked the i5 to around 4.5 Ghz?

Thanks for your input,
Jackson
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oh yeah it's plenty, I've actually had a 460 with a 955 at 4.2ghz running off a earthwatts 750 and still was good enough to pop in another 460 with SLI and overclock them with the CPU at 4.2ghz.
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Originally Posted by JacksonSolo View Post

I'm in the process of building a new gaming PC:

i5-2500k 3.3Ghz Quad Core Sandy Bridge Processor
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Motherboar​d
EVGA NVIDIA GTX 460 Graphics Card
8GB G.Skill Ripjaws RAM
Antec Kuhler 620 H20 Liquid Cooling
Antec Earthwatts 650 Watt Power Supply - 80 Plus Bronze

My question is, is my psu strong enough enough to handle this set-up, especially if I overclocked the i5 to around 4.5 Ghz?

Thanks for your input,
Jackson

Yes indeed it is!thumb.gif
 
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Ok I thought so, but one of my friends was like "no man, you need an 850W 80-Plus silver rated if you wanna overclock, especially with that graphics card" lol. So thank you for the second (or third) opinion smile.gif
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Ok I thought so, but one of my friends was like "no man, you need an 850W 80-Plus silver rated if you wanna overclock, especially with that graphics card" lol. So thank you for the second (or third) opinion smile.gif

I think you're friend needs re-education. redface.gif
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550 watts is more then enough
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