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About STRMfrmXMN

  • Title
    Tried overclocking once
  • Birthday April 5


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770S - rip worst overclocking 4670K ever, thx Gigabyte
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte B85M-D3H Rev 1.2
  • RAM
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 970 + 160 MHz core, 400 mem
  • Case
    NZXT S340 Black
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 250GB (Windows) + OCZ Arc 100 120GB (Storage)
  • PSU
    EVGA 550GS
  • Display(s)
    27" Acer G276HL 144hz + 21.5" Dell Ultrasharp TFT 60Hz
  • Cooling
    Cryorig M9i (CPU) + Noctua P12 (intake) + Noctua S12 Redux PWM (intake) + stock NZXT 120MM (exhaust)
  • Keyboard
    CM Storm Quickfire Rapid with Cherry MX Greens on Perixx extended mousemat <3 (plus Mercy Rez symbol for Esc key!)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G602 on Perixx extended mousemat
  • Sound
    Encore mDAC-> NVX XPT100+ JBL LSR305 + Sennheiser CX 2.00i - saving up slowly for HD600s or K712s
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  • Location
    Portland, Oregon. Stop moving here, please.
  • Interests
    Plaid, Cars and Computers. Slight obsession with Zooey Deschanel (and Milo Yiannopolis' hair).
  • Biography
    I have 3 dogs and cancer memes ლ( º ل͜ º ლ)

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  1. I think the fan curve is ridiculous on that PSU if I recall correctly. Is eco mode enabled?
  2. Still wouldn't be even close.
  3. A 550W would be more than double what that system would use. 550W would not be anywhere near it's "limit." A GTX 1060 runs off a single 6-pin, no way in hell is he OP's system going to consume enough power on a single 6-pin (limited to 75W of draw plus 75W for PCIe power)/
  4. The Corsair CXM is grey
  5. Reviewers do that to allow for headroom of other components the end user might have in their system.
  6. Agreed, but up the wattage to 520W for the S12 or 550 for the CXM since 780 Tis are very power hungry.
  7. Ay, back to Bitcoin mining, are me?
  8. psu

    Some PSUs don't work that way though interestingly enough. I want to say it's the Rosewill Quark that advertises a lower rated wattage than it can actually achieve because it can hit Platinum efficiency at it's lower loads but hits Gold when in higher loads, IE at max load. That hurts me a little but I guess that's what people will do with their hardware. I've never had luck of the draw with any silicon bar my GPU though. My 4670K struggled past 4.0GHz... I find that my system doesn't get tremendously hot if I keep fans spinning fast enough but eh, it's probably not amazing. I get what you mean there but future Crossfire/SLI of midrange GPUs should definitely not be a plan IMO. I'd just recommend getting what would work for your system now unless you plan to SLI/Xfire.
  9. psu

    Most PSUs don't actually offer any sort of spec sheet that label their efficiency AFAIK. From my quick Googling of the 550G2 there's nothing in the manual or any review that goes over the efficiency throughout the entire load curve. Usually the silicon degrades at voltage that high, not talking about lifespan, but I guess that is technically lifespan. My S340 has significantly better airflow than the Nanoxia DS4 I had before and I'm not really sure how he came to that conclusion in the review. I can feel the air being moved around if I place my hand gently over the intake. It's probably not as good as something like a 450D but it's very solid. Thing is, a decent PSU's lifespan wouldn't be decreased in any meaningful way by that load, and that's my point. OP would already have a ton of breathing room with a 550W, that was my original point.
  10. To hell and back, yes The Cooler Master calculator has monetary incentive to overestimate how much power your system demands. It's fine, look at Guru3D reviews of your hardware if you're concerned about power consumption.
  11. This is my first time using my desktop in so long lol. I love that XPS 13 so much. Already missing the IPS screen.

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    2. Bleedingyamato


      Might not hurt to try a different brand. 

    3. Aereldor


      @Bleedingyamato- be a while before I find something that suits me better than a refurbished Alienware 13R3, but of course there are other brands. This model in particular worked great for me because of the extremely robust build quality, 1440p OLED screen, excellent keyboard, 7700HQ+1060, and stupidly good value for all that.

    4. themctipers
  12. Hmmm It seems like your GPU might be defective, my friend.
  13. psu

    Desktop hard drives are about the only thing I would say that isn't GPU or CPU hardware that I'd consider to be non-negligible. 4 HDDs can use a pretty serious amount of power, especially at boot when they all have to spin up. SSDs, laptop HDDs, LEDs, USB peripherals, RAM, etc, are negligible. But if the PSU would work fine and then some (a 550W G2 with a 7-10 year warranty depending on when you bought yours) and costs less, why spend more money? Any PSU worth its salt won't struggle at the occasional 80% load for the span of its warranty and OP's PSU should outlast its warranty pretty comfortably. Efficiency is also a non-issue. The only definitives with regards to efficiency are the ones at 20%, 50%, and 100% load. For all we know a 550G2 at 80% load is more efficient than a 650G2 at 67% load. And even then, the savings on your power bill are unnoticeable. I guess I'm not one to OC my system to 1.35V since my old 4670K died before I got a chance to test it on a board that would run at voltage that high, but that's what your manufacturer recommends not going above. Once you get to 1.4V there's silicon degradation over time that's fairly noticeable on the likes of a 7700K and that's a very irritating thing because it takes some troubleshooting to figure out why your OC of 3 years has been stable and now your system's apps are crashing occasionally. Sure, a good cooler won't let the card get super hot but running a 580 at voltage that high without really, really good airflow in a non- test-bench system is likely to yield temperatures that high. My 970 consumes a similar amount of power to the 580 and if I push the voltage as high as my fairly solid OCing card will go in my NZXT S340 with 2 front fans and an exhaust fan (2 very pricey Noctua fans, mind you) it will hit 80C with the GPU fans at 50% which is about where my noise tolerance ends for EVGA's ACX cooler. The question is - why not? You're not running your PSU at that load constantly, I highly doubt your room is hitting 50C, and the PSU, if it's decent, has tolerances it achieves in a hot room under max load that don't even begin to touch what the average person playing video games on their PC will be demanding, which is much less stressful. Would you not trust an EVGA 1000P2 with three GTX 980sin SLI with a 6850K? It'll shut off if it begins to be too much and 1000W is enough for that hardware, hitting around 900W under some hefty OC. EVGA offers a 10 year warranty on said PSU.
  14. So it works in a different system with a different PSU but not in your system with the PSU you were having problems with? I guess it might be a good idea to try using the PSU from the PC that worked correctly, plugging it into the Core 2 Quad system, and seeing if the problem goes away.