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Should I be worried and looking to upgrade these PSU's quick fast and in a hurry? or am I ok for now?

I ask this question because I was running some rig info in the AMD forum and a comment was made that the 550w PSU wasn't going to hack it.

both the rigs listed below run 550w psu's should I be worried? My wife's intel rig runs a 530w power draw at peak when both the cpu and gtx470 are at full load... Haven't tested father in laws rig because I am still piecing it together...

Wife's Rig with an Antec BP550

Father in Law's soon to be new rig with an Antec Neo Power 550


Thoughts, concerns? I am attempting to take as little out of my pocket for these rigs - so if no need for an immediate upgrade I would be happy and will just upgrade in the future instead!
    
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A quality 550W would be ample for both of those. Only concern is the NeoPower is a little on the old side, and may date from the time when Antec was using Fuhjyyu capacitors, which tend to fail a lot.
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If that is the actual reading your getting from the wall. (I assume your using the kill-a-watt thingy). I would be cautious, but a good 550w should work for this application. More never hurts especially is you have money to blow.
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Yep using a Kill-a-watt to measure the pull from wall. Thanks for the info about the Neo-Power. Looks like I'll just have to keep an eye on the market then for a solid upgrade in the near future!

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