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This is only valid when there are temperatures significantly lower than room temp involved*. or maybe at very low room temperatures. I'm not entirely sure on details - it's not an issue with any type of air cooling, or water - i think the first time you'd run into it was if you were hanging a water radiator out of a window with a significant temperature difference inside vs out
*This isn't possible without some kind of below-ambient cooling like a water chiller. What video's are you watching?
As for psu, you're fine.
@1.4v on cpu and 1.212v on gpu, your gaming consumption will fall right where you want it to on a 450w unit. A 760 is about half of a 780, remember.
Your temps are not too low, my idles have been below 20 at times. How low they go depend on the idle state you go to (c6/c7 is basically 0 power usage) as well as if you have integrated graphics enabled or disabled, what cooling you have mounted and how good the mount/contact is - that stuff tells you how much hotter than case temperature your idle will be. Lowering your case temperature by 10 degrees will cut 10 degrees off your idle, etc.
Your room temp in F (always use C, don't randomly jump between C and F..) is ~23c, so it's a quite normal idle temp. Your case temperature is likely a few C over room, even at idle. At load without perfect airflow, it's likely to climb a bit more.
As for overclocking, yes, you have to change voltage. It's not a good value proposition to pay extra for "k" CPU and z87 board (like $100 more than what you paid for your board, no? iirc like $30 after rebate) and to not buy a cooler, otherwise performance gain is just too small. Increasing voltages is an integral part of overclocking.
I'd suggest you read the haswell overclocking guide on OCN, made by darkwizzie. Average OC is ~4.5ghz @1.3vcore
I FOUND THE VIDEO FINALLY !! lol
at about the 2:40 mark
can u explain what he meant? since he jsut straight out said "condensation occurs if your temp is lower than ambient temp"
As long as everything is room temperature or above there is no condensation. And the lowest temperature you can have without some sort of chiller / refrigeration is the room temperature.
Edited by doyll - 3/30/14 at 9:17am