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Did I go overkill on my psu?

GeorgeKellow

no, not really

its not the best quality PSU though...

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It's the opposite of overkill.

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no you bought a shit psu

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No. In fact that's a crappy PSU for overclocking.

 

No. In fact that's a crappy PSU for overclocking

I've overclocked to 3.9ghz and its fine! 

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Get a quality PSU from EVGA, Seasonic, Leadex superflower or something else along those lines.

Haven't got much money atm, what would be a decent PSU that i can upgrade to a r9 390 with? Semi modular if possible around £50

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EVGA 650 G1

EVGA G1? Thats barely an upgrade from the CX

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i would suggest getiing atleast a 750 watt PSU, so you have lots of room for future upgrades.

maybe take a look at some of the models by EVGA?

That's almost entirely not needed unless the OP is going to get a bunch of hard drives, the board they picked doesn't support multiple GPU's so 750w would be extremely unnecessary.

 

I'm also confused as to why no one has called attention to the fact that getting a K chip with a non Z chipset board is stupid. As for CX units being crap they are inexpensive, you get what you pay for. They use cheaper components that don't have the tolerance that higher quality units would have and thus are less reliable when they are mishandled. I've had a CX 430 run a system with a 3570k OC'd to 4.8Ghz @1.45v and a GTX 960 OC'd to 1600/8350 @1.254v for a few months and it ran perfectly fine and before that it was running two dual core systems through a splitter for about a year of nonstop running. The thing about CX units is that they are sensitive to overheating which leads to issues when they are loaded near they max power capacity. If you keep airflow going through the unit while you're pushing it you won't have issues. If you let them get too hot while they're loaded close to their max there's an increased chance for failure. While there are better alternatives the CX units are still a legitimate option if the price is right.

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That's almost entirely not needed unless the OP is going to get a bunch of hard drives, the board they picked doesn't support multiple GPU's so 750w would be extremely unnecessary.

 

I'm also confused as to why no one has called attention to the fact that getting a K chip with a non Z chipset board is stupid. As for CX units being crap they are inexpensive, you get what you pay for. They use cheaper components that don't have the tolerance that higher quality units would have and thus are less reliable when they are mishandled. I've had a CX 430 run a system with a 3570k OC'd to 4.8Ghz @1.45v and a GTX 960 OC'd to 1600/8350 @1.254v for a few months and it ran perfectly fine and before that it was running two dual core systems through a splitter for about a year of nonstop running. The thing about CX units is that they are sensitive to overheating which leads to issues when they are loaded near they max power capacity. If you keep airflow going through the unit while you're pushing it you won't have issues. If you let them get too hot while they're loaded close to their max there's an increased chance for failure. While there are better alternatives the CX units are still a legitimate option if the price is right.

Thanks for the best response i've had! Would this be a decent PSU? https://www.overclockers.co.uk/evga-500w-80-plus-bronze-power-supply-100-b1-0500-kr-ca-005-ea.html 

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As above, get a 4690k

£169 from Amazon UK

Extra £20~ for PSU

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