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Q6600 and Enermax Liberty 500W

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Hey all. So I decided to upgrade my PC before buying a new one, and decided to get a Q6600 and 4GB of DDR2 RAM (2x 2GB) making my PC look like

- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
- G.Skill 4GB (2 * 2GB sitcks) DDR2 RAM
- Undefined MB
- XFX 8800GTS 512MB G92
- Old ODDs (DVD RW and CD ROM drives) And one Old HDD (120gb)
- Enermax Liberty 500W (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194003)

I am thinking of purchasing also an afermarket cooler for the CPU.

My main issue is that I really want to OC the Processor. However I have read that my PSU won't be enough (actually some people say yes, other people say that they blew up their PSU's, etc). I don't want to push it to the limits (like 3.8 or so), but still would be nice to OC it a bit past the E8400 speeds (probably 3.2-3.6ish if possible). I would like to make sure that my PSU would be able to sustain this without any problems (the entire system). Thank you all.
Edited by Gamax - 5/12/08 at 11:16pm
post #2 of 26
Wait what you want 3.8 on the Q6600? What?

Also PSU is a very iffy (ive never even heard of it) your best bet would be to buy a new one, a good one can run as cheap as $60-80, unless you dont mind if it craps out and takes your shiny new Q with it.
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For a bit more you can get a:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371001

Very reliable series form Antec.
post #4 of 26
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I don't want that much. Just would like an stable overclock like 3.2 probably. And may I know why do you say it's "iffy" please?

And I already have that one PSU. Have had it for 1 year.
post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by DeRock131 View Post
Wait what you want 3.8 on the Q6600? What?

Also PSU is a very iffy (ive never even heard of it) your best bet would be to buy a new one, a good one can run as cheap as $60-80, unless you dont mind if it craps out and takes your shiny new Q with it.
You've never heard of the Enermax Liberty? You need to get out more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194003

Before I upgraded, I owned my Liberty for almost a year and half with no problems. It was rock solid and ran quiet.

Don't be fooled, it's a great PSU by a very reputable manufacturer.
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post #6 of 26
The Enermax is nice, but only 32A on dual 12V rails... you're pushing it.

Dont' get the Antec, since it's not worth the money. The Seasonic OEM parts are great, but Antec didn't do the best of jobs with it.

I recommend Corsair, and www.buy.com has some great deals on them.

The TX750 is great for $104.99 (minus $10 MIR). 750W, and 60A on a single 12V rail.

Can't beat that for that price.
    
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The Enermax is nice, but only 32A on dual 12V rails... you're pushing it.

Dont' get the Antec, since it's not worth the money. The Seasonic OEM parts are great, but Antec didn't do the best of jobs with it.

I recommend Corsair, and www.buy.com has some great deals on them.

The TX750 is great for $104.99 (minus $10 MIR). 750W, and 60A on a single 12V rail.

Can't beat that for that price.
I don't believe the rails are actually limited in any way. 500W is actually plenty for your purpose.
    
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I have a $450 budget and it's goign to go to the Q6600 the RAM, mobo and a cooler for the CPU. I don't really have anything to spare for a new PSU .
post #9 of 26
You'll be fine at stock and a mild overclock. But nothing more than that. And maybe not even that mild overclock.

Ronin: Read the label:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...W+Power+Supply
Under the 12V rail currents, the limit is printed... 32A.
    
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post #10 of 26
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If I do get a E8400 instead, would that make any difference? Or would still need another PSU?
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