Is Corsair HX520 enough?

CruisD64

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I've got a spare system I'm putting together and was wondering if an HX520 is enough to power an overclocked q9550 ( @ 3.6-4.0ghz) and a GTX 470. The rest of the system is minimalistic. 1 harddrive, one optical drive... Thats all...
 

MacLeod

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Yep. 550 is enough to power any single card system that I can think of as well as most dual card rigs.
 

NLW

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I have an HX520 right now running a Q9400 and HD6870, both with a healthy overclock, and a few other odds and ends. I've never had a problem with power. By most any account, I have a lot of room to spare, so I imagine you'd be fine as well.
 

JoeBob

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TPU measured the GTX470 to abouy 170W at max 3D load. So with everything else you'd probably be looking at 300W average from the PSU or so.
 
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