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I've decided to switch to Intel for awhile. I'm picking up a i7-950, a EVGA 131-GT-E767-TR motherboard, and another stick of RAM for 6GB total. I plan on overclocking the CPU/RAM as far as possible for 24/7 on air. My GTX 470 is already at 800/1800.

Will my Corsair 650TX be able to handle the load? I really don't want to buy a new PSU if I don't have to.
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Absolutely. It would even be fine with something like the 550W Antec TruePower New!
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Nice, thanks TwoCables.
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Yes, but it would be overkill. Go with a quality 500w, or even a 450w would work.
    
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Originally Posted by sgr215 View Post
Nice, thanks TwoCables.
You're very welcome!

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Originally Posted by Lostintyme View Post
Yes, but it would be overkill. Go with a quality 500w, or even a 450w would work.
He already owns the TX650. That's why he asked "Will my Corsair 650TX be able to handle the load?", and that's why it's in his sig rig.
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Yes it will just fine. I'm currently running an i5 650 @4.64 and a 470 @855 folding and I'm running just fine on my 650TX. If you want to SLI it then you would have to upgrade to a 750 watt.
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Yes it will just fine. I'm currently running an i5 650 @4.64 and a 470 @855 folding and I'm running just fine on my 650TX. If you want to SLI it then you would have to upgrade to a 750 watt.
Depends, he could run it borderline at around 600w max peak if he put his CPU at stock. But who want's their CPU at stock?!
    
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Depends, he could run it borderline at around 600w max peak if he put his CPU at stock. But who want's their CPU at stock?!
He theoretically can run SLI 470s and an i7 on a 650 but once you start overclocking the CPU and both GPUs... Let alone trying to run LinX and Furmark at the same time.
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My rig with Xfire'd 5870s at stock would run fine with 650w.
    
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It'll be fine, I run an i7 system with a 5970 and a 9800GX2 on mine, you have more than enough power. You could even SLI and be fine as said.
    
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