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    Default XFX XT500 for 6600k and RX 480 Nitro+ (Overclocking)

    Hi,

    I'm ordering my parts tomorrow and I just came to this website to ask if the XFX XT500 PSU will be ok for overclocking on both components (4.4+ Ghz on 6600k, 1400+mhz on RX 480).

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    I would vote for something better like for example the Corsair CX450M, should cost about the same.

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    Would that be enough for overclocking on both though?

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    Do you order on oc.uk?
    If so, the Cougar LX-500 could be an option, the new GX-S (450 or 550W) isn't available right now (they are expected to arrive on the 10th)..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RelentlessMadman View Post
    Would that be enough for overclocking on both though?
    450W will be more than adequate, unless you start overvolting stuff to the extreme. (but then you'd probably need to be watercooling everything). I doubt you'll see much more than just above 300W usage even with a good overclock.

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    Sorry for being a bit thick (I'm really really anxious, this is my first build, don't want to screw up etc.) but, the CX450M won't explode or anything with the overclock right? Also the OuterVision PSU Calculator says I need more (with RX 480 50% more voltage, i5 at 1.3v). Your thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RelentlessMadman View Post
    Would that be enough for overclocking on both though?
    Should be if you're not gonna change power options in your graphics card BIOS. Because I don't expect that Sapphire allows a power draw of more then 225W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RelentlessMadman View Post
    Sorry for being a bit thick (I'm really really anxious, this is my first build, don't want to screw etc.) but, the CX500M won't explode or anything with the overclock right? Also the OuterVision PSU Calculator says I need more (with RX 480 50% more voltage, i5 at 1.3v). Your thoughts?
    Don't buy the CX500M it's a downgrade over the CX450M and don't use PSU calculators because they don't work.

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    Sorry I meant the CX450M, (You can really see my nervousness now)

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    Can you post your full specifications.

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