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Originally Posted by Fantaisie View Post

I'm thinking about buying a 980 ti and the recommended wattage is apparently 600. I've got a 500w psu, but are you guys saying it could still work?

Sure, no problem.
Your PSU is not the best in terms of quality, but it's decent enough to run your CPU + 980 TI without any problems.

You could even give your i7 a slight overclock (few hundred mhz) but I wouldn't overclock both CPU + GPU on that PSU; you'll need a tier 1 550w PSU for that in my opinion.
Something like a Corsair RM550X, EVGA 550w G2 or SF Platinum 550w.

Others might recommend a 650w PSU but I find it a waste of money, a 550w PSU is fine for almost any CPU + GPU + Overclock.
In some cases however, like an 8-core X99 platform, a 650w PSU might be the better option.
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post #6332 of 6753
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I'm thinking about buying a 980 ti and the recommended wattage is apparently 600. I've got a 500w psu, but are you guys saying it could still work?

 

The 600W recommendation is for 600W peak-rated PSUs, and a typical 600W peak-rated PSU would have a +12V capacity of about 432W or less (36A or less). So, if your PSU's +12V capacity is at least 432W or 36A, then you should have enough power - just as long as you aren't doing any overclocking whatsoever.

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post #6333 of 6753
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Originally Posted by stin0 View Post

Sure, no problem.
Your PSU is not the best in terms of quality, but it's decent enough to run your CPU + 980 TI without any problems.

You could even give your i7 a slight overclock (few hundred mhz) but I wouldn't overclock both CPU + GPU on that PSU; you'll need a tier 1 550w PSU for that in my opinion.
Something like a Corsair RM550X, EVGA 550w G2 or SF Platinum 550w.

Others might recommend a 650w PSU but I find it a waste of money, a 550w PSU is fine for almost any CPU + GPU + Overclock.
In some cases however, like an 8-core X99 platform, a 650w PSU might be the better option.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

The 600W recommendation is for 600W peak-rated PSUs, and a typical 600W peak-rated PSU would have a +12V capacity of about 432W or less (36A or less). So, if your PSU's +12V capacity is at least 432W or 36A, then you should have enough power - just as long as you aren't doing any overclocking whatsoever.
If I'm reading it right then according to this I have a +12V capacity of 456W.
post #6334 of 6753
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If I'm reading it right then according to this I have a +12V capacity of 456W.

Yeah you have nothing to worry in my opinion, especially during 'normal' use like gaming where your GPU and CPU are not constantly at 100% full load. In benchmarks like 3Dmark Firestrike your hardware is really pushed to its limits and that results in 'unrealistic' power consumption smile.gif
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CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Primochill Bloodshed red 13/10 tubing 4 Noctua NF-A14 140mm fans EK 420 Radiator Windows 10 Professional 64-bit 
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
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CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EKWB 980 GTX Waterblock Alphacool VPP655 Alphacool Eisbecher 250mm reservoir Mayhems Pure Cooling Liquid 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Primochill Bloodshed red 13/10 tubing 4 Noctua NF-A14 140mm fans EK 420 Radiator Windows 10 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Qnix QX2710 LED 2560 x 1440px @ 110Hz LG Flatron W2442PA-BF Corsair K70 Cherry MX red Super Flower Leadex Platinum 550w - Black 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe White Mionix Naos 8200 Corsair MM600 Totem Dreamcatcher 
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Onkyo TX-8020 Arctic Z2 Mount Bitfenix Extensions Red 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
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post #6335 of 6753
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If I'm reading it right then according to this I have a +12V capacity of 456W.

 

Yep, you're right! So, I would say you're all set.

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PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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post #6336 of 6753
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Originally Posted by stin0 View Post

Yeah you have nothing to worry in my opinion, especially during 'normal' use like gaming where your GPU and CPU are not constantly at 100% full load. In benchmarks like 3Dmark Firestrike your hardware is really pushed to its limits and that results in 'unrealistic' power consumption smile.gif
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Yep, you're right! So, I would say you're all set.
Do you think I could overclock the CPU? I can't remember how I set it up, the core speed is currently moving between 3.5 to 3.7GHz.
post #6337 of 6753
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Do you think I could overclock the CPU? I can't remember how I set it up, the core speed is currently moving between 3.5 to 3.7GHz.

 

You should try just to see what you can get away with. I think that your PSU would just harmlessly turn off if the power consumption gets too high. Do you have anything that tells you how many watts are being consumed? Like a wall meter (like what we have here in the U.S. called the Kill A Watt).

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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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post #6338 of 6753
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Originally Posted by stin0 View Post

Yeah you have nothing to worry in my opinion, especially during 'normal' use like gaming where your GPU and CPU are not constantly at 100% full load. In benchmarks like 3Dmark Firestrike your hardware is really pushed to its limits and that results in 'unrealistic' power consumption smile.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

You should try just to see what you can get away with. I think that your PSU would just harmlessly turn off if the power consumption gets too high. Do you have anything that tells you how many watts are being consumed? Like a wall meter (like what we have here in the U.S. called the Kill A Watt).
I don't think have a wall meter.
Thanks for the help, both of you.
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I don't think have a wall meter.
Thanks for the help, both of you.

 

You're welcome. I can't wait for your reaction to this upgrade. You're going to be like, "HOLY CRAP!" hehe

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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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Remember to take the efficiency of your PSU off any wall reading you get.
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