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i7 950 / sabretooth x58 / 6gb ddr3 / ati 6870

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Hey guys will a 2 year old Antec Earthwatts 500 be safe to re-use for the following new components:? I don't want to underpower the system and risk damaging the new expensive components. I would really like to be able to reuse it and not have to buy a new power supply right now. Is it safe enough to power this without overclocking?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-035-_-Product

i7 950
asus x58 sabretooth
Gskill 2GB x 3
xfx 6870
2 x wd 500g caviar black
creative xfi extreme gamer
Edited by elderfoster - 12/25/10 at 8:49pm
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Bump. Waiting for answer to see if you guys think it's safe to plug this stuff in or if I need to go get a new power supply.
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It should run your computer fine, I am using the same exact PSU myself and no problems yet. (That's with a overlocked GPU and CPU)

EDIT: You can get a rough idea about how much watts your system will consume here: http://www.antec.outervision.com/
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I think it should run it fine, its 80 plus certified too which is another plus.\\

EDIT: If you ever overclock though, I would bump it up to a 600 or 750 watt PSU just to be safe.
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