Can my PSU handle it

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Hello, my current build is the following

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W
Motherboard: MSI NF750-G55 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) x2
Case: Haf 922
HDD: Samsung 500GB F3
PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-139-027&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=5&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29#scrollFullInfo )

I was wondering if it would be safe to install a 6870 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121418 ) with only a 500W PSU. I have my CPU overclocked to 3.46GHz running at 1.30V. All I did was raise the bus speed a tad.

Thanks for all the help in advance!

Cheers,
Edvin
 
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Yes. the CX500 has a 34A 12v Rail. This is plenty for a 6870, it only draws about 160w at stock and shouldn't go over 200w OC'd
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6870-radeon-hd-6850-barts,2776-22.html

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Yes. the CX500 has a 34A 12v Rail. This is plenty for a 6870, it only draws about 160w at stock and shouldn't go over 200w OC'd
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6870-radeon-hd-6850-barts,2776-22.html
 
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mk-ultra

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Sounds good, even with my little bit of overlcocking of the CPU and 8GB of ddr3 ram it would be enough? And I have enough overhead room to overclock the GPU?

Thanks,
Edivn
 

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