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Will 700 watt be good enough for intel 3930k?

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July 31, 2012 12:29:59 PM

Hi. I've recently bought new parts for my music production use.

Intel 3930k
4gb x 2 ram
1tb x 3 Hard drives
8800GT graphics card (already had)
ASUA IV formula mobo
OCZ PSU700WATT (already had)

Might sound like overkill for most people.

Anyways, if i overclock the cpu, would i need more wattage? :??: 

I'm keeping my old PSU.

My PSU is sli certified and all that but i'm still worried if i might need a better one.

July 31, 2012 12:43:53 PM

You should have no problem.
July 31, 2012 12:45:07 PM

its fine but i dont know why you bought 4x2gb memory kits. you should have went with 4x4gb to get a bit more performance

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July 31, 2012 12:57:41 PM

You won't have any issue unless that PSU is like a few years old already then it is not a great idea to risk it but honestly i think you should have no problem.
July 31, 2012 1:32:42 PM

Though if you ever decide to replace the Video card or add more drives you will need to get a better power supply.


August 1, 2012 2:09:54 AM

TheBigTroll said:
its fine but i dont know why you bought 4x2gb memory kits. you should have went with 4x4gb to get a bit more performance


Yeah. I was orginally getting an one stick of 8gb, and thinking about adding more in the future but,

apparently amazon titled the ram wrong... so i got 4gb x 2. Heck I would have just went 8gb x 2 if i knew this was gonna happen. Anyways, thanks for the reply. Appreciate it.
August 1, 2012 2:10:57 AM

bigcyco1 said:
You won't have any issue unless that PSU is like a few years old already then it is not a great idea to risk it but honestly i think you should have no problem.


Well my PSU is couple years old and it's a bit dusty also. I'm still a bit deciding on whether i should just future proof my psu.
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August 1, 2012 2:24:05 AM

bluemagic said:
Well my PSU is couple years old and it's a bit dusty also. I'm still a bit deciding on whether i should just future proof my psu.
That's a good idea i would if i was in your shoes. :) 
August 1, 2012 3:28:29 AM

Hmm.. If i were to overclock my cpu and perhaps put a mid-high range GPU in the future, how much watt would i need to prepare for all that? I've heard that 3930k is a power consuming hog. Thanks
August 1, 2012 11:28:10 AM

bluemagic said:
Yeah. I was orginally getting an one stick of 8gb, and thinking about adding more in the future but,

apparently amazon titled the ram wrong... so i got 4gb x 2. Heck I would have just went 8gb x 2 if i knew this was gonna happen. Anyways, thanks for the reply. Appreciate it.


one stick of 8gb is even worse. on x79, you get memory in sets of 4 sticks or 8 sticks
August 1, 2012 11:28:48 AM

3930k s use a lot of power but only in high overclocks
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August 1, 2012 4:08:07 PM

bluemagic said:
Hmm.. If i were to overclock my cpu and perhaps put a mid-high range GPU in the future, how much watt would i need to prepare for all that? I've heard that 3930k is a power consuming hog. Thanks
Well what kind of GPU would you use?
August 2, 2012 12:21:16 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Well what kind of GPU would you use?


Say like i use GTX 670? How would that be.
August 2, 2012 12:24:31 AM

a 670 draws 180w at full blast with a overclock
August 2, 2012 12:28:32 AM

Ahh. I see. That probably means at most 900 watt.. Thanks for the reply.
August 2, 2012 12:29:37 AM

what? you cant draw 900w with 2 670s and a overclocked 3930k
August 2, 2012 12:35:15 AM

LOL i meant the power supply. Sorry.
August 2, 2012 12:38:13 AM

yeah something like what bigcyco1 recommends is a good choice.

another option is the xfx xxx 750w. its the same thing as the pc and power cooling mk2 750w only that the xfx unit is modular and looks a tad better
August 2, 2012 10:22:38 AM

Alrighty!! Thank you guys for helping out!

I appreciated it~ = D
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August 2, 2012 10:31:51 AM

bluemagic said:
Alrighty!! Thank you guys for helping out!

I appreciated it~ = D
Your very welcome! :) 
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