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Hey guys, I'm pretty sure I'm good in the wattage department, but I want to make sure I have enough headroom for overclocks.

I'm currently running an i7 2700K OC'd to a subtle 4GHz and my Samsung "magic" Green RAM is OC'd to 1866 with 9-9-9-22 timings. Not impressive, but I've just been playing around with the clock speeds. Sorry, I don't have the voltages that they are set at in front of me right now. However, I'm going to be dropping in a MSI R7950 that is using the 7970 PCB with the 6 & 8 pin pci-e power connectors. I know that graphics cards can pull a good bit of power under load and at an overclock.

How much am I going to be straining my 600W PSU if I overclock my card a good bit?
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Originally Posted by mwayne5 View Post

Hey guys, I'm pretty sure I'm good in the wattage department, but I want to make sure I have enough headroom for overclocks.
I'm currently running an i7 2700K OC'd to a subtle 4GHz and my Samsung "magic" Green RAM is OC'd to 1866 with 9-9-9-22 timings. Not impressive, but I've just been playing around with the clock speeds. Sorry, I don't have the voltages that they are set at in front of me right now. However, I'm going to be dropping in a MSI R7950 that is using the 7970 PCB with the 6 & 8 pin pci-e power connectors. I know that graphics cards can pull a good bit of power under load and at an overclock.
How much am I going to be straining my 600W PSU if I overclock my card a good bit?

Heres the link that will help ya get started on how much watts u need...

http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp

Hope it helps thumb.gif
post #3 of 9
You should be good with the overclocks!
 
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I remember a system with an 8350 7950 Kuhler H20 620 Radeon7950 1 HDD 1 SSD 2 sticks DDR3 1 BD-ROM drive a DVD/RW CR/RW combo drive only taking 543 watts everything at peak 100% load.
http://thermaltake.outervision.com

You should be fine.
 
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You can OC as high as your hardware can, no worries.
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350w system there with overclocks, 600w is more than enough.
    
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You should be good to go with your system. If you want to have some facts, maybe someone can lend you a kill-a-watt so you can see for yourself what your system draws from the wall.
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post #8 of 9
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Alright, thanks guy. I went out and got one of these:



Hopefully it will help me keep track of my wattage lol thumb.gif

Can't wait for my card though, looks lonely in there frown.gif



Sorry for the quality....pictures were taken with a calculator
post #9 of 9
lol people already answered, but i got a corsair ax650 running 2 7950s in crossfire, both overclocked and i have not crashed under load, i dont even think the fans turned on on the psu.
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