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#1 qwelicious

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 08:47 AM

Hey Fellas, bought me some new PC stuff but at the end besides the boot from the ssd I dont really feel such a huge 'difference' between now and my older system, even tho the difference should be huge imo.

 

Old System:

 

CPU: AMD phenom(boxed)

GPU: gtx 560 TI

RAM: 8gb ram (only 4 at the end because one of the ram was defect)

DISK: 1TB hd.

Power Supply: random 500w

 

 

Current System:

 

CPU: i7 4790k (not oc'd)

GPU: gtx 970 palit jetstream

RAM: 8gb RAM

CPU FAN: macho rev. B

DISK: crucial 256 SSD

Power supply: corsair 500w

 

I also tryed to stream some 'League of Legends'. My FPS was staple at 150-200 that time but still had some bad issues while moving the camera, which I can't explain because my CPU should be able to do that.  :mellow: 

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I tryed some free 3D Benchmark Tests for CPU & GPU, the Results was okay.

You still think the 500w power supply could be not enough? Would appreciate any kind of help.

I'm pretty bad at this topic.



#2 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 07:13 PM

Do you know the specific power supply? Corsair makes pretty decent stuff, and though I'd like to have a little more head room it's probably enough. 


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Posted 15 March 2015 - 06:21 AM

Hi, yes it's an corsair CMX.



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Posted 16 March 2015 - 05:44 AM

Seems like that would be enough. You can always use a Kill-A-Watt to make sure. 


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#5 Big_T

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 10:31 AM

Should be okay, just don't overclock =)

Your computer draws more power if you put it under more stress, but it should be okay unless you want to do more (at the same time).

PSU's aren't too pricey, and you seem to have a good rig. Maybe upgrading to a 750W down the track could help solve any potential issues before they arise.



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Posted 17 April 2015 - 05:13 PM

This website usually helps with wattage estimations.  It looks like you should be fine; League is not a very good benchmark, because its programming is absolute trash.