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i7 3770 and 4-pin Power Connector

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I was wondering since I am getting a i7 3770 to my machine to upgrade from the Pentium Dual Core.
Looking at the max TDP of the processor is 77W, and the 4-pin connector claims it can power up to 150W.

I assume it is safe?

Using a OCZ Fatal1ty 400W, and was also wondering if it would be pushing it to add a GT640 for PhysX. (And the GTX560 as the main)

http://eolref.ocztechnology.com/ocz-400w-fatal1ty-power-supply-eol.html
Edited by linkinparkfan007 - 6/12/13 at 2:31pm
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post #2 of 4
it will still work fine.

that psu will handle gt 640 and 3770
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post #3 of 4
just don't expect to get a stable high overclock on that i7; thats where an 8 pin would make a difference.

a casual review from the johnny guru forums:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6463
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post #4 of 4
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Ended up hooking everything up to the system. Reading off the kill-a-watt meter I have a peak load of 330W which translates to about 270W of actual power consumption.


(Running MSI Kombuster on the GTX 560 for rendering, GT640 for PhysX, and prime95 on the i7)
Thanks!
Edited by linkinparkfan007 - 6/13/13 at 6:48am
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