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Not sure how yours draws so much...

Mine peaks at around 350W at the plug (so actual used will be something like 80% of this), and that's running FurMark. Running something like IBT as well pushed it up to nearer 400W, but again that's at the socket. And this was with my 920 at 4.2GHz.

I think he'll be fine with an overclocked X4 and a 5870.. I think most people go overkill on their PSUs, generally there is more headroom than people think. Obviously this isn't true of bad quality PSUs, but I don't think BeQuiet PSUs are especially bad.. in any case, I think he'll be fine running what he's planning to
This is actually what I remember having when I was using a 8800GT 24/7 for folding. So that on full load plus the HD 5850 on full load were taking up a bit of wattage. 430-440W is what pops in my head when I think of before the 8800GT, so yeah, he's fine either way, but having more power isn't necessarily bad since he plans on a few upgrades.
 
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Either this http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...56&subcat=1711

Or This

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...14&subcat=1810
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