i tried but it was too late to change the psu. i don't mind the noise or that it will spin up. the 1080ti from what i gather, has microstuttering introduced when overclocked anymore than it already is (i will keep msi gaming x in its "gaming mode". there is an "OC mode" but frame time variance happens which produces stuttering). "gaming mode" seems optimal, according to tomshardware, max OC = 2050mhz tortured = 333.7watts. typical power consumption under "torture" conditions is 288watts. the cpu will be maxed to however far i can push it though with no consequence to frame time variance. (we're talking about quick minimum fps drops that appear as stuttering)If you can change it, then indeed change it.
As far as wattage goes You likely will want to double the wattage of your GPU and increase the peak wattage of the PSU. I typically calculate what my components run and then double the GPU draw and get a PSU with pretty sizeable headroom for overall. It let's your PSU run at a constant while not spooling up the fan to cool the unit as much as that Rosewill PSU will no doubt have been doing. I suggest a 750 or 850. I usually look at Corsair, Seasonic or EVGA for PSU options over anybody else.
I'm currently running an EVGA 850w G3 on Black Snow. Should I wish to xFire I will have more than enough headroom and the PSU won't be spooling up all the time.
Edit: The PSU had completely slipped my mind the last time I posted. My soon to be 4 y/o son was bouncing off the walls. :lachen:
i realize now that i'm cutting it close. is this going to work? recommended psu is 600w, this is 550w
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