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Old February 25, 2011, 07:32 AM
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A friend is going to sell me a evga 460gtx superclocked, and I was just curious if I have to upgrade my psu, which currently is a OCZ modular 500W?

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Intel Q6600 Overclocked Quad Core 3.0Ghz /w direct heatpipe contact stack cooler
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Old February 25, 2011, 07:39 AM
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theoretically your modxteam should be fine, but then again i would look into something better.

like an earthwatts 500 .

gpu will pull maybe 175 watts if you push it hard, but more like 125-135 at stock.

the rest of the system maybe another 200 watts. 250 tops, unless you go crazy on the juice.
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Old February 25, 2011, 08:51 AM
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Should be ok yeah.
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Old February 25, 2011, 09:01 AM
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You should be fine but I agree with dan... ditch the OCZ and get a better one if you can. I've had 2 OCZ's crap out on me recently and will never buy another one... stick with Antec or Corsair.
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Old February 25, 2011, 01:35 PM
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How old is that PSU? IIRC, the decent OCZ PSUs were 520W vice 500W. Personally, I'd replace it for any build other than a standard low power GPU/integrated general purpose build.
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I'm running an e8400 @3.6 4 gb of ram and a radeon 6950 with shaders unlocked with an antec earth watts 500 , no problems
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IMO you can run it, but the longevity of the PSU may become a factor. From what I recall the Q6600 uses a decent amount of power and OCZ PSU are fine for basic builds, but I wouldn't push them hard continuously.

What is your current GPU?
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