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May 8, 2012 11:42:19 AM

Hi,

This is my first post. I wanna know if this CPU would be sufficient for my needs:


I plan to buy an i5 2500k, and over clock it to 4ghz, with an aftermarket cooler.
My gpu will be the radeon hd 7850. I plan to crossfire it in the future, so would 600 watts be enough for 2 7850s?

Thanks!

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a b ) Power supply
May 8, 2012 11:46:59 AM

It's right on the edge of being acceptable. I'd go a bit higher in order to have some headroom.
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May 8, 2012 11:54:41 AM

Hello Moeed;

It's certainly good for one HD 7850. If you already own that PSU you'll be OK till you need to get that 2nd HD 7850.
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May 8, 2012 12:49:01 PM

WR2 said:
Hello Moeed;

It's certainly good for one HD 7850. If you already own that PSU you'll be OK till you need to get that 2nd HD 7850.


But on AMDs website it says 600 watts is enough for crossfire, but I don't know if it will be enough 4r over clocking AND crossfire.
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May 8, 2012 12:55:03 PM

You'll be overclocking the CPU and the HD 7850(s)?



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May 8, 2012 1:07:00 PM

WR2 said:
You'll be overclocking the CPU and the HD 7850(s)?

Just the CPU. The max I will do is 4.2 ghz. Also is the cooler master vortex plus good enough to keep the CPU cool 24/7 at 4.2 ghz? I got it for free! :wahoo: 
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a c 139 ) Power supply
May 8, 2012 1:12:34 PM

Free is always a good price.

Looks like it should handle 4.2Ghz OK. Just check the CPU temps under load to confirm.
Cooler Master Vortex Plus CPU Cooler Review
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/998
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May 8, 2012 2:46:15 PM

WR2 said:
Free is always a good price.

Looks like it should handle 4.2Ghz OK. Just check the CPU temps under load to confirm.
Cooler Master Vortex Plus CPU Cooler Review
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/998

Well could you recommend a better Cooler? One which could easily handle 4.4 ghz? And you haven't answered my question about the power supply.
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a b ) Power supply
May 8, 2012 2:57:02 PM

I wouldn't recommend that cooler as it is noisy under load, and the fan is mounted in an odd horizontal position. Consider the Cooler master 212 EVO instead. It'swidely accepted as a very good all around cooler.

As for the power supply, by now you should be getting the impression that this isn't the one for you. It's just underpowered, not to mention also that Cooler Master is not know for their power supplies. Consider the Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750 V2 instead. That will give you plenty of headroom.
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May 8, 2012 3:03:47 PM

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May 8, 2012 3:05:21 PM

abekl said:
I wouldn't recommend that cooler as it is noisy under load, and the fan is mounted in an odd horizontal position. Consider the Cooler master 212 EVO instead. It'swidely accepted as a very good all around cooler.

As for the power supply, by now you should be getting the impression that this isn't the one for you. It's just underpowered, not to mention also that Cooler Master is not know for their power supplies. Consider the Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750 V2 instead. That will give you plenty of headroom.

Thanks! I'll get cm 212 evo and the 750 v2 power supply.
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