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Finally evolved from Socket 775 to 2011. Now need help with a 3930k

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After much debating, I finally decided to move from the socket 775 platform and my Q9650. While I am certainly not an extreme overclocker like many here, I do have quite a bit of experience over the years overclocking DDR2 chips and making them 24x7 prime stable (I currently run 5 different overclocked 45 nm core2 chips), overclocking on the DDR3 platform is completely new to me having skipped the 1156/1155/1366 platforms altogether.

My new hardware is the 3930k C-1 (currently RMA'ed to Intel for a C-2 stepping unit), with a ASRock Extreme6. I am currently using a 4 GB GSkill DDR3 1333 kit, waiting on a deal for the GSkill 16 GB 2133 kit.

Hardware
2x160 gb ssd raid0
2x750gb hitachi raid0
ASRock Extreme6
Corei7 3930k C-2
4 GB GSkill DDR3 1333
PSU: PC Power Silencer 750
GFX: Sapphire Radeon 6970 crossfire.
Audio: Creative XFi Extreme Gamer
Cooling: Thermalright Ultra 120 extreme with socket 2011 adapter kit
Cold Cathodes: 4
8x120mm fans, 1x200 mm fan, 4x40mm fans
PSU concerns

I currently push 1800 FSB 24x7 on my Q9560 at 4.05 ghz with the PC Power 750 also powering my 6970 cards in crossfire, and the 750 W power supply is holding up quite nicely. Estimating requirements for the new SB-E hardware, I find that this barely meets minimum requirements, without overclocking the 3930k. Running numbers through a PSU calculator, I find that any overclocking pushes the requirements to 865~900 watts. I might run just one 6970 until I buy a 1200W PSU and currently do not want to upgrade due to cost concerns.

Overclocking Help
Where do I even start? There is no FSB to deal with, so how does one overclock these things?
Edited by c0re2 - 2/19/12 at 4:01pm
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You will be able to use your powersupply with a mild OC on everything. But yeah, you'll need atleast a good 850 - 1000w unit to fully max out what you have in mind.

Use this guide to help you with SB-E overclocking and terms in general:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1189242/sandy-bridge-e-overclocking-guide-walk-through-explanations-and-support-for-all-x79-overclockers
    
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You will be able to use your powersupply with a mild OC on everything. But yeah, you'll need atleast a good 850 - 1000w unit to fully max out what you have in mind.
Use this guide to help you with SB-E overclocking and terms in general:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1189242/sandy-bridge-e-overclocking-guide-walk-through-explanations-and-support-for-all-x79-overclockers

PSU should be fine. I get 500 - 550 with my system so he has a lot of room.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

PSU should be fine. I get 500 - 550 with my system so he has a lot of room.

Psu isn't fine, SB-E is a power hog when you get up to the 1.4v 4.8GHz range.

A 2500K takes next to nothing in power to operate.

Just look at Sin's guide I linked, he did some power comparisons with SB-E.

But I wouldn't abandon the 750w just yet. See where you are with your OC when you have your set up up and running, then go from there if you need an upgraded psu.
Edited by MrTOOSHORT - 2/19/12 at 2:30pm
    
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I do hate to abandon the PC Power 750 but am apprehensive of frying components by overloading a PSU. I will monitor the loads with a Killawatt and see what happens.
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I do hate to abandon the PC Power 750 but am apprehensive of frying components by overloading a PSU. I will monitor the loads with a Killawatt and see what happens.

Your psu would just reset itself rebooting the computer if there is a problem. You won't fry anything.
    
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