View Full Version : 500w PSU w/C2D setup

01-29-07, 06:58 AM
Anyone using a ~500w PSU with a C2D/8800 setup? I have a new parts coming in, I just did the #'s at Extreme PSU Calculator and it comes damn close to 500w at default speeds and I plan to OC :(
I'm running a rock solid Enermax 500w Liberty think it'll be enough or is to close??

01-29-07, 07:18 AM
nvm....I just re-did the calc with my current setup and its coming in around 580w peak(I doubt that's is correct) my PSU is running it fine.....the new setup is actually less power hungery.

01-29-07, 11:14 AM
I am using a OCZ 520w PSU with my e6700 and 8800 GTS. On the PSU calculator I think the peak draw would be like 430W..

its ran like a charm ever since I got it:D

01-29-07, 01:30 PM
Well that depends what PSU you have. Is it a good quality one, or a crap quality one.

01-29-07, 02:39 PM
Just to be safe....to upgraded to a Forton FX600 600w PSU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104025)
I'm sure my Enermax will run the new setup, but I plan on keeping it through "07" with maybe a vid upgrade around fall, so better to be safe than push it.