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post #21 of 26
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I apologize to keep bothering you guys, but I've finally heard something from a tech friend of mine. Apparently he as a Corsair Professional Series AX 760 Watt Platinum Power Supply he can sell me for £80. I've bought stuff off him before and he's a good dude. Have read some reviews and this thing is highly regarded (apparently theres a Seasonic involvement to, according to one review I read) so I'm interested to know what you think. Apparently these things go for £100+ but he owes me from a while back and is willing to cut the price down. Thoughts?

If it still has a warranty grab it, it is a seasonic KM3 unit too. But if you want a brand new psu get the seasonic g550w assuming you wont be crossfiring.

About the "bottleneck", dont worry your i7 1366 is still a beast. Try to overclock it to 3.7ghz+ once you get your new psu.
post #22 of 26
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It's brand new, unopened. So I'm certain the 7-year warranty is included, I can make sure though. The friend sells PC components (not big time seller, but certainly as stock) and owes me so was willing to knock it off the price for the amount he owes me. Free delivery as well which is a pleasant surprise. Like I said I've bought a few things off him before and he's never let me down. I'm hoping the issues I've had with overclocking my i7 920 are related to PSU limitations. Things generally haven't always been stable, hopefully I might get better results with a better PSU. Plus that 7 year warranty is pretty awesome.

Thinking I might knock up my RAM to in a couple of weeks time, currently running with 6GB's of Corsair Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D. Sadly doesn't appear to be for sale on some sites these days.

Thanks for the advice.
post #23 of 26
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It's brand new, unopened. So I'm certain the 7-year warranty is included, I can make sure though. The friend sells PC components (not big time seller, but certainly as stock) and owes me so was willing to knock it off the price for the amount he owes me. Free delivery as well which is a pleasant surprise. Like I said I've bought a few things off him before and he's never let me down. I'm hoping the issues I've had with overclocking my i7 920 are related to PSU limitations. Things generally haven't always been stable, hopefully I might get better results with a better PSU. Plus that 7 year warranty is pretty awesome.

Thinking I might knock up my RAM to in a couple of weeks time, currently running with 6GB's of Corsair Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D. Sadly doesn't appear to be for sale on some sites these days.

Thanks for the advice.

I think it has warranty so go for it.

Don't ditch your rams, coz your next cpu+mobo upgrade might require ddr4 rams so it will be wasted. 6gb is still good as long as you are not into photo editing.

What is your cooler now? what is the maximum stable speed you get on your i7 920?
post #24 of 26
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I think it has warranty so go for it.

Don't ditch your rams, coz your next cpu+mobo upgrade might require ddr4 rams so it will be wasted. 6gb is still good as long as you are not into photo editing.

What is your cooler now? what is the maximum stable speed you get on your i7 920?

Been a while since I attempted overclocking it so I can't be sure. I have a Titan Fenrir CPU cooler fitted. I've gone for the PSU and it sounds like I'll get it pretty soon. I'm looking forward to getting it fitted and seeing if it helps with overclocking the i7 920.

Having to look up some guides again to jog my memory on how you overclock, it's been a while. smile.gif
post #25 of 26
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A little update on how things are going. Well the AX 760 watt Corsair PSU is fitted and I have to say I'm impressed by it, forgot how awesome fully modular PSU's were and the amount of connections it came with will do me well for now and the future. I've also been overclocking my i7 920 a little. Even got it to 4.2GHz though sadly it was blue screening out so clearly wasn't stable. Right now I'm at 4GHz and doing some stress tests on it.

No closer on the graphics card though. I was leaning heavily towards the Asus 7970 Matrix Platinum though my tech mate wasn't to sure that would be necessary for me due to the more sophisticated overclocking tools and features that thing as available. He did though agree that it was worth looking at the 7970's as their pretty much identical to these R9 280X's and might be less expensive at the moment. It's just decided which would suit me best. I can fit a Matrix Platinum in my case, and I now have the power to handle it so it's personal choice.
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by MachoFantastico View Post

A little update on how things are going. Well the AX 760 watt Corsair PSU is fitted and I have to say I'm impressed by it, forgot how awesome fully modular PSU's were and the amount of connections it came with will do me well for now and the future. I've also been overclocking my i7 920 a little. Even got it to 4.2GHz though sadly it was blue screening out so clearly wasn't stable. Right now I'm at 4GHz and doing some stress tests on it.

No closer on the graphics card though. I was leaning heavily towards the Asus 7970 Matrix Platinum though my tech mate wasn't to sure that would be necessary for me due to the more sophisticated overclocking tools and features that thing as available. He did though agree that it was worth looking at the 7970's as their pretty much identical to these R9 280X's and might be less expensive at the moment. It's just decided which would suit me best. I can fit a Matrix Platinum in my case, and I now have the power to handle it so it's personal choice.

Good to hear your new psu allowed you to 4Ghz mark thumb.gif
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