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So if I was to get one of these cards, OC CPU and the GPU, a 650 will definitely be safe? (Not INSANE OCing)

Yes, you'll be fine. You'd be able to run of a quality 450w just fine.
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Sorry to keep hijacking... (I should change my username to reflect that. You guys are just so nice and helpful!)

I have a so-so 500w. (In sig. Cooler Master Elite 500w, I THINK) Should I upgrade the PSU before the GPU? Or I could still safely upgrade to CPU first and worry about PSU when I haz more money? (Biggest personal bottleneck is GPU ATM)

Thanks for the help guys... Sorry for hijacking again...
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Frankly passive cooling is just something for your EGO, right?

Because low RPM silent fans have the same effect noise-wise but much better cooling than no airflow.
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Frankly passive cooling is just something for your EGO, right?

Because low RPM silent fans have the same effect noise-wise but much better cooling than no airflow.

Dont be such a downer...

This is a cool project, ive always thought of trying to do passive cooling with a watercooled setup. Would be cool to see if having the radiators placed horizontally would let enough heat raise out of them.
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Sorry to keep hijacking... (I should change my username to reflect that. You guys are just so nice and helpful!)

I have a so-so 500w. (In sig. Cooler Master Elite 500w, I THINK) Should I upgrade the PSU before the GPU? Or I could still safely upgrade to CPU first and worry about PSU when I haz more money? (Biggest personal bottleneck is GPU ATM)

Thanks for the help guys... Sorry for hijacking again...

Upgrade PSU first otherwise you could have the risk of your crap PSU kill your brand new video card
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Upgrade PSU first otherwise you could have the risk of your crap PSU kill your brand new video card

That's what I thought too. I'd stick with my PSU first plan then. Thanks! thumb.gif
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That's what I thought too. I'd stick with my PSU first plan then. Thanks! thumb.gif

Please have a look at these if you have the time they might not be for you but its still info

http://www.overclock.net/t/1390866/super-flower-leadex-information-thread
http://www.overclock.net/t/1391520/fractal-design-power-supplies-information-thread
http://www.overclock.net/t/1392001/nzxt-power-supplies-information-thread
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Thanks a lot man! (Dat Super Flower looks so... drool.gif I don't care if mine is a black build, I am putting it on my consider list.)

EDIT: It seems they have black versions? Will keep an eye out.
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post #79 of 111
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So far so good on the CPU end. I've been suffocating this thing cutting off its air supply. Played Black Ops 2 and BF3 for the last several hours with a GTX 660 on its lowest fan speed to simulate maximum heat. GPU maxed and stayed at 88-90c. Max CPU temp reached was 62C.

You've got to give credit where credit is due regarding this CPU cooler thus far.

I'll post more results with pics of the build soon.

Current specs..
3470 all 4 cores at 3.0 ghz @ .850 vcore.
msi GTX 660 (soon to be a passive 7850 by Powercolor)
Z77 Fatality Pro-M
Silverstone HE02 cpu cooler
Silverstone Temjin Series TJ08B-E case
Rosewill SilentNight Series SilentNight-500 psu

Fanless minus the GPU on its slowest fan speed.

I presume this test was with no case fans?

I was thinking, having your GPU stressed will simulate what the case temps will be like when you get your passively cooled GPU but your current GPU will be pulling cool air into the case when your new one wont, do you think this will effect your test results much or do you think this will be balanced out by the heat created by the GPU?

maybe try prime 95 and turn your GPU fan off altogether to see what happens to the CPU alone?
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I presume this test was with no case fans?

I was thinking, having your GPU stressed will simulate what the case temps will be like when you get your passively cooled GPU but your current GPU will be pulling cool air into the case when your new one wont, do you think this will effect your test results much or do you think this will be balanced out by the heat created by the GPU?

maybe try prime 95 and turn your GPU fan off altogether to see what happens to the CPU alone?

Just ran prime95 small FFT's for 1 hour 100% fanless and of course case completely assembled. Temps hit, 67, 67, 67, and 66. I will run it longer tomorrow when I'm awake and around to make sure it doesn't burn down.
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