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after christmas im going to be ordering my new rig, which will consist of :-

DFI DK 790FX-M2RS
Phenom X4 9500
HiS 4850 IceQ4
4GB Corsair TwinX XMS2
Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme

other components that im keeping from my sig rig will be my fans and my Hdd`s.
question is, will my current PSU be powerful enough to cope?
its a corsair HX 520W with total of 40A on the 12v rails
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You should be fine with that PSU, as long you're not planning on Crossfire in the future.

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post #3 of 10
If your planning on majorly overclocking your cpu and graphics card. I would suggest moving up to a near 700-800 watt psu.
Also you WOULD have crossfire room in the future if you ever wanted to.
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You should be fine with that PSU, as long you're not planning on Crossfire in the future.

thanks dude, i really didnt fancy spending another £100 on a suitable PSU!
awesome rig btw
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post #5 of 10
Even with extreme overclocking he doesn't need an upgrade. The 520HX is known to handle big loads! GET IT.

Only reason to upgrade is if you wish to crossfire later on. Then you would be looking at 650/750.
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If your planning on majorly overclocking your cpu and graphics card. I would suggest moving up to a near 700-800 watt psu.
Also you WOULD have crossfire room in the future if you ever wanted to.
ok, but say i wasnt going to do any major oc`ing, untill i could afford another psu, would my current one be ok?
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thanks dude, i really didnt fancy spending another £100 on a suitable PSU!
awesome rig btw
Thanks mate

OCing the CPU will have the most impact on consumption, at 3.0GHz with 1.4v it will draw about 70W more (assuming it will even get there), but it's still enough for it. GPU OC won't have such big impact since you can't increase that much over stock without overvolting, since it's overvolting that causes the boost in consumption.

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post #8 of 10
Phenom X4 9500 is 95w and 4850 is 105w. The 520hx should be fine for this rig even OC.
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ok, but say i wasnt going to do any major oc`ing, untill i could afford another psu, would my current one be ok?
Yeah, you'll be fine for now. When you do upgrade your PSU, stick with corsair and get a 750W or so. Nice 939 rig . Isn't your board an nforce 4 or a crossfire board?
 
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Yeah, you'll be fine for now. When you do upgrade your PSU, stick with corsair and get a 750W or so. Nice 939 rig . Isn't your board an nforce 4 or a crossfire board?
thanks mate, its an nForce 4 board. its done me well, i like it a lot.
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