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Hey guys. I'm planning to build a m-ITX PC with its processor overclocked. Here are some of my PC parts which will probably help you know how much power I'll be using. smile.gif

Power supply: Corsair CX600m

CPU: Intel i5-4690k (overclocked)
Graphics card: Palit Geforce GTX 970
Motherboard: MSI z97i AC
RAM: Gskill RipjawsX 8GB Dual DDR3 2133
Edited by maervince015 - 1/15/15 at 6:03am
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Hey guys. I'm planning to build a m-ITX PC with its processor overclocked. Here are some of my PC parts which probably will help you know how much power I'll be using. smile.gif

Power supply: Corsair CX600m

CPU: Intel i5-4690k (overclocked)
Graphics card: Palit Geforce GTX 970
Motherboard: MSI z97i AC
RAM: Gskill RipjawsX 8GB Dual DDR3 2133

My ex725 cooler master (725watts) is enough watts for full loading my cpu fx4300 at 1.6V 4.8ghz ram and booting my 5 hard drives in raid0 also enough for both hd7850 full load in cross fire

also enogh power to run my 990FXA GD80 MSI thumb.gif
The 600 will be more than enouh for the clocks thumb.gif

If you look at your local store an 16gb 2400 mhz ram 2gb x8 can be same price or a litte more expensive than an 4 gb x2 2133 ram which i will go for if it is a litte money diffrence thumb.gif
Edited by Iwamotto Tetsuz - 1/15/15 at 6:03am
post #3 of 10
its an ok psu, its definitely better then buying something from diablotek or xion....but its a midrange psu not a high end psu. while I know it wont break down on you if you run the rig at stock settings and only mild overclocks I wouldn't personally go pushing it to the ragged edge of its abilities.
 
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Yes, it's good enough to push your system with overclocks.

With high overclocks, your system will be in the 350w range.
    
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post #7 of 10
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Could I overclock my i5-4690k to 4.7ghz, STABLE?

I know that I'm already fine with cooling, since I will be installing a Corsair H100i watercooler. Not only that. I will even replace its pre-applied thermal paste with an overclocking-grade one which is the Gelid GC-Extreme.

My only problem now is my PSU. smile.gif
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Could I overclock my i5-4690k to 4.7ghz, STABLE?

I know that I'm already fine with cooling, since I will be installing a Corsair H100i watercooler. Not only that. I will even replace its pre-applied thermal paste with an overclocking-grade one which is the Gelid GC-Extreme.

My only problem now is my PSU. smile.gif

With h100 I or cooler master nepton 280l you should be getting the chill that I had for my fx4300 300fsb 21 hours occt stress that was enough to chill it up to 1.6V full load stress stable thumb.gif

which is much cheaper and hassle free compared to an
custom loop which you can build like me
have 3 radators but chills worse than my 280L nepton thumb.gif

Then you will need to be making sure that your north bridge and vrm heat sink isn't hot so you know you board will last
if it has a heat sink a fan should do the job
if not then probally get a new board unless you it can be installed with a water chill which is really time comsuming and highlly not possible thumb.gif

If you do not have an heat sink boosting past 1.55V on an intel can cause your vrm to automatically throttle like how I tried with my 970 pro9 3 no vrm heat sink on my fx4300 throttling once I give it more than 1.50V (full load) thumb.gif
Edited by Iwamotto Tetsuz - 1/15/15 at 6:26am
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Could I overclock my i5-4690k to 4.7ghz, STABLE?

I know that I'm already fine with cooling, since I will be installing a Corsair H100i watercooler. Not only that. I will even replace its pre-applied thermal paste with an overclocking-grade one which is the Gelid GC-Extreme.

My only problem now is my PSU. smile.gif

that depends on the cpu. it should be able to. what case are you using? chances are that it can hold a regular sized psu if it can hold an H100i.
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post #10 of 10
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My case is Bitfenix Prodigy. (mini-ITX) smile.gif
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