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Old 08-24-2008, 11:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Its a 500w liberty enermaxx

my system:

e8400 Stock (ill oc soon in the future though.)
Raptor, and 2 250gb hdd
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7 Fans
4 LED lights

Will my 500w be fine? How about if i Overclock to 5.0ghz with my e8400?

i know its mostly just speculation, but i watned to ask your opinion, first.

also on newegg, what is "bronze certified"

I was thinking this: - OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700W ATX12V NVIDIA SLI Certified ATI CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

And in the future I would like a water cooling setup...

would this be ok?

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Default Re: Should I upgrade my powersupply?

lol... you WON'T oc your e8400 to 5.0 ghz

my e8500 on water only let me go to 4.7 with a ton of voltage and idled at 60c...

reasonable everyday usage would be 4.0ghz

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I had that psu. It has plenty of power
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you should be fine with that psu.
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