i5 3570k @ 4.1ghz 1.10 voltage
Asus z77 v-lk
*New* SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold
G.skill Ares 8gb 1600mhz
Kingston HyperX 120GB ssd
Kingston HyperX 90GB ssd
Basic CD/DVD burner
MSI GTX 560 non ti 1GB basic edition with twin fans (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W PSU
Asus VS238H-P 23-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor
Logitech Classic G15 Keyboard
Logitech G9 Mouse
Sennheiser HD 555 sweet headphones
I have all of that inside a Cooler Master Haf XM loaded with 4 CM Megaflow 200mm Fans, one CM basic 140mm exhaust and one 120mm Cougar PWM 800-1500RPM which is my designated GPU fan attached on my HD tray blowing directly on the 560.
I also have a CM 212+ with two 120mm blademaster fans in push/pull
I just recently upgraded from a "surging" 6 month old OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W and now it seems I can OC my 560 an extra 40mhz core and at least 60mhz memory more stably. Is this something normal that I can expect from upgrading from very mediocre to something very good? Had no idea better PSU added to extra OC potential? I can also up the i5 3570k to 4.5ghz @ 1.170 CPU Voltage and 1.9 CPU PLL Voltage. It is rock solid but under 45mins of Prime95 blend I get temps of 71c thats with the hyper 212+ push/pull with dual CM blademasters going like 90% speed. The 560 I can push to 1087 Voltage 940core and 2185 memory and peaks 71C under 45mins of Furmark torture test but once again rock solid. I then played Far Cry 3 on 1080p all setting pretty much maxed no aa though never dipping below 35fps. I am pretty dang impressed, it also gets a 5800+ Pcmark7 score, zoom! Windows test all 7.9 except gpu 7.7.
Basically what I'm trying to say is this normal to receive very positive increased OC's with an upgrade to a much better psu? Yikes, that $90 steal caught me some serious boosts! I was thinking of upgrading to a Radeon 7870 GHz for like $220 but if this plays games so good now why waste my time when I'm already still above 30fps consistently.
Thumbs up to a sweet new psu, took the leap, rewired the whole system, fun doing cable management again though, and dang was it worth it. *Clap*
On a side note: I chanced buying that Ocz garbage and really regret it now, paying $80 for a new brick kinda sucked lasting only 6 months. DON'T skimp out on the power juicing your components!