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August 5, 2012 4:35:44 AM

i have a 700 watt psu that came with my build made by azza, their website is www.azzatek.com and i have the "alpha" series of their power supplies. i'm sort of concerned if this psu is enough to power what i have as i have overclocked and added liquid cooling, 2 led fans, 4gb of ram and an ssd and another 23inch monitor. if this is not enough, how many watts do you guys think i need? thanks for the help, i appreciate it a lot

Intel i5 3570k overclocked to 4.6ghz (reaches 1.32 volts)
8gb ddr3 ram 1600mhz by g.skill (1.5 volts)
corsair h60 liquid cooling
128gb samsung 830 series ssd
1tb western digital caviar blue sata 3 hdd
nvidia gtx 560 2gb overclocked 24.4% (core is at 1000 from 810, shader is at 2000 from 1620 and the memory is at 4600 from 4008) (i let it use up to 1.1 volts)
24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive
asrock z77 pro3
has like 2-3 140mm led fans then probably like 3 120mm stock fans in the case which is a nzxt phantom 410
the computer is hooked up to dual 23 inch asus 1080p led monitors if that matters


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a c 150 K Overclocking
August 5, 2012 4:51:47 AM

That's plenty.
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a b K Overclocking
August 5, 2012 4:52:14 AM

You are fine don't worry about it that is not a great PSU but it's not horrible and will do just fine for your setup.
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a b K Overclocking
August 5, 2012 4:54:08 AM

Cant find anything on a 700w Alpha(website only shows a 500w Alpha) but if its anything like the 700w Titan then its more than enough for what you have.
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a c 242 K Overclocking
August 5, 2012 5:11:28 AM

very enough, althoug this PSU had no review .. you had 58A 0r 696W .. more power for oc :D 
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August 5, 2012 5:20:13 AM

AC input: 115Vac/230Vac 13.0A / 7.0A 50Hz / 60Hz
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DC output: + 3.3V +5V +12V -12V +5VSB
Max output current: 24A 30A 50A 0.5A 2.2A
Max combined 175W 600W 6W 11W
wattage: 683W 17W
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tried to "draw" all the numbers on the psu, if that information helps to determine anything
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a c 110 K Overclocking
August 5, 2012 5:45:34 AM

fallen17754 said:
AC input: 115Vac/230Vac 13.0A / 7.0A 50Hz / 60Hz
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DC output: + 3.3V +5V +12V -12V +5VSB
Max output current: 24A 30A 50A 0.5A 2.2A
Max combined 175W 600W 6W 11W
wattage: 683W 17W
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tried to "draw" all the numbers on the psu, if that information helps to determine anything


So it's not quite actually a 700W PSU (683W total with only 600W of that available from the 12V rail), and that would also make it appear to be a lower quality unit, BUT, it's still more than enough wattage for your system.

The quality (or apparent lack of) is what concerns me, but you shouldn't be pushing it anywhere near it's limit with that system, so it should pull through.
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August 5, 2012 5:48:42 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
So it's not quite actually a 700W PSU (683W total with only 600W of that available from the 12V rail), and that would also make it appear to be a lower quality unit, BUT, it's still more than enough wattage for your system.

The quality (or apparent lack of) is what concerns me, but you shouldn't be pushing it anywhere near it's limit with that system, so it should pull through.

should i lower my cpu overclock to like 4.4/4.5? i dont even need 4.6 honestly for gaming 4.2ghz is probably enough but i just do it for fun. and so im fine with that power supply? because i dont really want to drop $100+ on a quality corsair psu unless i need to.
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a c 110 K Overclocking
August 5, 2012 5:50:06 AM

fallen17754 said:
should i lower my cpu overclock to like 4.4/4.5? i dont even need 4.6 honestly for gaming 4.2ghz is probably enough but i just do it for fun. and so im fine with that power supply? because i dont really want to drop $100+ on a quality corsair psu unless i need to.


Nah, lowering the OC wouldn't really do much. Just stick with what you have. It'll be fine.
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August 5, 2012 5:58:43 AM

Best answer selected by fallen17754.
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