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OC'd i5 2500k and GTX 560ti PSU?

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March 4, 2012 10:05:32 AM

Hello,

I have a 2500k and a single Asus GTX 560ti in my system, and I'm wondering if my XFX Pro 650W Will be stable and not under high stress if I OC my CPU yo 4.5 GHz?

I have 5 case fans, a Hyper 212 plus - 1 fan, one SATA HDD and 2 corsair vengeance 4GB sticks.

cheers

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March 4, 2012 10:07:36 AM

Hello Philips28;

You can OC your CPU/GPU as much as you feel is safe.
Your XFX Pro 650W has enough power in reserve to handle that.
March 4, 2012 11:31:01 AM

I see, so under overclock my PSU won't be under a high stress if I say game at a high load?
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March 4, 2012 11:44:17 AM

Shouldn't be...if it can handle a stress test, then it'll be fine for gaming.
March 4, 2012 1:17:12 PM

I'll try this out when I get some better thermal paste to keep the temps down
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March 4, 2012 3:36:52 PM

You're will hardly even hit 50% at peak power.
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March 4, 2012 4:23:50 PM

For a system using a single GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps or greater and that has at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Continuous Amperage Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important.

The XFX ProSeries 650W Core Edition Full Wired (Bronze) (P1-650S-NLB9), with its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 53 Amps and with two 6-pin and two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single GeForce GTX 560 Ti.

When you overclock the i5-2500K to 4.5 GHz you will only be drawing an additional 4 Amps from the +12V rail that the XFX ProSeries 650W Core Edition will handle because of the considerable amount of reserve capacity still available.
March 4, 2012 7:36:32 PM

ko888 said:
For a system using a single GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps or greater and that has at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Continuous Amperage Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important.

The XFX ProSeries 650W Core Edition Full Wired (Bronze) (P1-650S-NLB9), with its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 53 Amps and with two 6-pin and two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is more than sufficient to power your system configuration with a single GeForce GTX 560 Ti.

When you overclock the i5-2500K to 4.5 GHz you will only be drawing an additional 4 Amps from the +12V rail that the XFX ProSeries 650W Core Edition will handle because of the considerable amount of reserve capacity still available.


Thank you for the clarity on this matter, I've been misinformed elsewhere stating that under max load my PSU will burn out due to the power consumption. However, your explanation makes much more sense.

Cheers
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