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Do I need a new PSU?

Currently I have some cheap no name brand 580W PSU. My Specs are in my Sig. I Plan to OC my CPU and I eventually want to upgrade to a ATI X3870 X2.

Currently I am pulling 360W's (3.0A's) when My CPU is under load and 300W's (2.5A's) when my GPU is under load. I figure if they are both under load that's probably 420W (3.5A's).

So my Question is do I need a new PSU to OC my CPU and to eventually upgrade my Video Card?

Also my current PSU only has a 4 pin plug for the mobo, but my mobo can take a 8 pin and I read that 8 is recommended.
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post #2 of 7
Yes a new psu is in order.Oc'n your cpu and getting an X2 will definitely call for a new psu.

Try to find one around 700w and with a 6pin and 8pin pcie power line since you will need both for the X2.
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post #3 of 7
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Got any suggestions?

I was considering this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371009
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Originally Posted by Col. Newman View Post
Got any suggestions?

I was considering this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371009


That should fit the bill nicely.850w modular for $150!Thats a pretty good deal.Antec makes some pretty good PSU's.
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post #5 of 7
The Antec is a very nice PSU and is at a pretty nice price ATM: http://jonnyguru.com/modules.php?nam...=Story&reid=58.

If you didn't want to spend as much, you could go with something like the Corsair 650 here or here, Corsair 750 here or here or maybe a Silencer 750. But you can never have too much power in reserve so there is nothing wrong with the Antec (and it is semi-modular which is a bonus).
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post #6 of 7
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Thanks Guys I decided to order the Antec 850W.
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post #7 of 7
nice choice, and nice avatar, jewel is awsome.
I think you will be happy with that PSU
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