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I7 3930k can run on 600w psu ?

Hi I would like to ask if i could run those specs with my old psu : cooler master extreme power plus 600 w

gpu : Sapphire 7970 hd

cpu : i7 3930k

motherboard : ASRock X79 Extreme3 Socket 2011

Ram : 16 gb ddr3

hdd : 500 gb western digital


Note : I'm not planning for overclocking..

best regards,
thx :p
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  1. Yes. Your old PSU will be sufficient.
    Note, that you GPU requires more power than your CPU.
  2. The 2 major components ( CPU, GPU ) cost around $1100 combined and you want to run them on a low quality $50 pos ?
  3. delluser1 said:
    The 2 major components ( CPU, GPU ) cost around $1100 combined and you want to run them on a low quality $50 pos ?

    +1^ I was about to add the same thing :D
  4. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-Power-Plus-600-W-Power-Supply-Review/1034
    That PSU is a POS that is only capable of providing 450W on the 12V rails. Calling it a 600W PSU is laughable when over 80% of the power draw from modern PSUs is on the 12V rails.

    Your PC probably won't pull more than 350W or so at full load. If you already have the CM EP+ 600W it will likely be sufficient. I personally wouldn't put a $1000 CPU/GPU combo within a mile of that PSU.
  5. On that PSU, no.

    The x79 chipset is very demanding power wise
  6. and if i added a water cooler like : corsair h60 and an lg dvd rw+ ?!


    also i'm using a mobo that has 4 fans inside, 2 intakes, 2 outtakes..it's the NZXT Lexa S if you know it..


    should it still be sufficient ?
  7. minanasery said:
    and if i added a water cooler like : corsair h60 and an lg dvd rw+ ?!


    also i'm using a mobo that has 4 fans inside, 2 intakes, 2 outtakes..it's the NZXT Lexa S if you know it..


    should it still be sufficient ?

    Its not the best 600w PSU. but it will be sufficient.

    If you're considering a new PSU:
    Antec HCG 620W
    SeaSonic S12II 620W
    Corsair TX650W V2
    OCZ ZS Series 550W
  8. Best answer
    minanasery said:
    and if i added a water cooler like : corsair h60 and an lg dvd rw+ ?!


    also i'm using a mobo that has 4 fans inside, 2 intakes, 2 outtakes..it's the NZXT Lexa S if you know it..


    should it still be sufficient ?

    Fans are a couple of watts each, the H60 is a few watts and the DVD is max 25W; most of that is considered part of a standard system. So yes, it is still sufficient. I would still upgrade your PSU to something like the Seasonic M12II-520W.
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