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Hey guys! First of im not sure if this is the proper place to put this thread. If its not i'm sorry.

OT: Title says it all. Will my SeaSonic X-750w be able to handle BD 8150? I have 2 flashed 6950's & soon will have a WC loop. Will I need to upgrade my PSU in order to handle it??

*I'm aware of all the goods & bads of BD.. I know its a power hog, sucks in single threaded apps, etc. Please no thread bashing*

Thanks!
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I would think so. Just try not to overclock it too much I saw one of the reviews in the review thread that had a BD pulling like 400 w. . .

edit: Here it is http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...mance_review/9
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I would think so. Just try not to overclock it too much I saw one of the reviews in the review thread that had a BD pulling like 400 w. . .
yes BD pulls 300amps.

that was likely total system load.

His PSU should be fine unless he goes for 5+ ghz at 2 volts plus.
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Yes, Bulldozer will run just fine on what you have.

But like a Cat sucking down diesel, BD is looking to be quite a power hog, even on 32nm.
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this subject is still unknown, I'm not believing in this reviews, to much of a different results overall, and Im sure they will re-menage BIOS and things will become differ than is right now.....
Bulldozer it's almost "server" chip it can't be power hungry.
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this subject is still unknown, I'm not believing in this reviews, to much of a different results overall, and Im sure they will re-menage BIOS and things will become differ than is right now.....
Bulldozer it's almost "server" chip it can't be power hungry.
Sure it can, GloFo could have a totally hooched process and the Server chips are likely binned as the best harvested. Which means all the chips we get are crap.
post #7 of 11
Your 750w PSU will be fine with your build on water or air. Heck, it would probably handle it fine if you did LN2 or DICE runs even. Those power consumption charts we've seen were FULL SYSTEM loads, not just the CPU.
Edited by pioneerisloud - 10/17/11 at 1:28am
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Your 850w PSU will be fine with your build on water or air. Heck, it would probably handle it fine if you did LN2 or DICE runs even. Those power consumption charts we've seen were FULL SYSTEM loads, not just the CPU.
Hah, thanks pio! but its a 750w, not 850w
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Hah, thanks pio! but its a 750w, not 850w


Your 750w will still be enough. If it's enough for a heavily overclocked 1366, it'll be enough for BD.
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Your 750w will still be enough. If it's enough for a heavily overclocked 1366, it'll be enough for BD.
BD draws about 100 more watts at 4.6GHz than a 980x does at 4.2GHz I thought?

Don't forget he's got 6950 CF, which draws quite a bit of power once overclocked.
    
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