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So, I want to add another Hard Drive to my system, but everytime I have changed something (OC) or added something (fans), I get uneasy thinking my PSU won't be able to handle it. Is there a way to determine what my PSU is drawing and then estimate what it is putting out to my system? I would think with ocd cpu/gpu, I could be drawing quite a bit when folding on the cpu and gpu.
    
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So, I want to add another Hard Drive to my system, but everytime I have changed something (OC) or added something (fans), I get uneasy thinking my PSU won't be able to handle it. Is there a way to determine what my PSU is drawing and then estimate what it is putting out to my system? I would think with ocd cpu/gpu, I could be drawing quite a bit when folding on the cpu and gpu.
With that PSU, there's actually nothing to worry about whatsoever. And also, check this out:

http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...verview.aspx#3

They say that a system with single 5850 in it requires no less than a 500W power supply. But this is even considering generic units. You have a really good power supply which basically means that you have more headroom than the 520W rating could otherwise lead you to believe.
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You're nowhere near your PSU's max capacity and have nothing to worry about.
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I'm pretty confident a 6850 could be run on a solid 430W.
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