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Do i need a better psu?

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My current system:

MOBO: ASUS M4A88TD-M
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T OC to 3.5GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
RAM: 8GB Dual Channel DDR3
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 7200RPM
CASE: Thermaltake V3 Black Edition

This system is running off the thermaltake 450W psu included with the V3 black edition case.
I am also running on the stock cpu cooler.

What i am planning to do is to upgrade my cpu cooler to a coolermaster hyper 212+ with an extra fan (making it a push/pull arrangement) and install six 120mm coolermaster fans (like this one -

) in my case.

Is the current 450W PSU that i have sufficient to power the extra heatsink and fans i install in my system as well as maintaining the rest of the system?
post #2 of 7
I think you're fine
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post #3 of 7
I would go with a different PSU just because PSU's that come with cases seem to die rather fast and take components with them.
     
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post #4 of 7
yeah, you have more then enough power, I just don't know how reliable that psu will be.
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post #5 of 7
Right now, you are fine, but I recommend getting a 650Watt power supply so you would not have to upgrade your PSU if you want to upgrade further.
post #6 of 7
If adding a couple of fans overloads your psu it was 2 small to begin with.... i say it should hold but getting a new psu is not a bad investment just make sure you save up to get a quality replacement don't cheap out it will only hurt you later
Bigger the better I have a 750 watt corsair with no graphics card lol now thats overkill but this 750 watt psu operates at peak efficiency at 325 watts...
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post #7 of 7
That thermaltake you got is quite the piece of crap
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