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will my computer run well with a corsair 550VX?

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#1
its going to have

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L
Q6600 OC @ 3.0ghz
Radion 4870
500gb HDD
DVD +/- RW drive
Freezer 7 Pro
G. Skill 4gb RAM
Creative Sound Blaster SB0570
NZXT Apollo case

i think thats about it. will a 550VX be enough to run all of this? do i need any other fans? like a fan for the CPU or fan for the side of the case?
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#2
That case and PSU will be plenty for this system.



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#3
oh cool, i thought OC the cpu and running all that other stuff might be too much. also, how many fans do i need to keep it cool?

so the artic cooler is a fan for the CPU?? i read the specs on newegg and it says i have two slots on the case for 2 120mm fans. any suggestions for those?
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#4
The fans in the NZXT Apollo should suffice - if you want a bit of extra cooling power, replace the back fan with a Scythe SFF21F.

At full load that system will draw about 350W from the outlet, so a 550W PSU (remember that's 630W+ from the outlet) will do fine, especially a Corsair. If you want your system quiet however, I'd recommend going with the Corsair HX 520W instead of the VX550, as the HX units remain silent under high load.



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#5
wow that was quick. does the Corsair HX 520W have the same power as the 550VX? is it pretty much the same but quieter?
#6
They're both quiet at low loads, but the HX stays quieter a lot longer. It's also modular, which is why it's more expensive.



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#7
i think ill just say with the VX then, since quietness from the PSU is not a big thing for me.
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