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500W PSU enough?

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I am building a dedicated folding rig that will have an E5700 (1ghz OC, hopefully) and an oc'd 9800GT. I am wondering if a 500W PSU will be enough. The only other accessories with will be WC pump (gotta love spare parts) and maybe 2-3 120mm fans. Thanks.
post #2 of 15
yeah
post #3 of 15
Yeah should be fine with a quality psu.
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post #4 of 15
It should handle a 9800GT.
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post #5 of 15
Should be more than enough.
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What 500W PSU? Brand and model?
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by Tig Ol Bitties View Post
What 500W PSU? Brand and model?
Just whatever will do the trick. The PSU will HAVE to come from bestbuy (unfortunatley) because this is a budget build and I have store credit and reward zone money that needs to be spent. The 9800gt and liquid cooling is all stuff I have laying around. So I am browsing through those.

I may also try to cram it all in this just for fun.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Init%26%...case&cp=1&lp=1
post #8 of 15
If its a good quality 500w you could sli. I ran a 460 @ 900mhz, over 8 fans, an i3 @ 4.5ghz 1.41v, 4 hdds, and a pump on my seasonic 520w.
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If its a good quality 500w you could sli. I ran a 460 @ 900mhz, over 8 fans, an i3 @ 4.5ghz 1.41v, 4 hdds, and a pump on my seasonic 520w.
Wow that's a lot. The e5700 is only a 65w (stock) CPU and i will be only running a 200gb laptop hdd (laying around). I wonder what the e5700 would pull with a 1 ghz OC?
post #10 of 15
A good 400w could. You cant just buy any PSU though, you'll need to buy a good one. Most cheap/generic 500w's can't output their rated wattage.
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