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User Info: StormKMD

StormKMD
3 years ago#1
Hey guys, I was wondering, if I decide to get this water cooler:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181010

and overclock my CPU, will I need a better PSU? My specs are below, and I have 4 case fans 120mm. And what should I overclock to?
MSI 660 GeForce 2GB | i5 3570K | AsRock Z77 Pro3 | Seagate Barracuda 500GB | Ballistix 8GB | Corsair CX430

User Info: gastaman

gastaman
3 years ago#2
You should be fine.
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User Info: TheWayOfTheGun

TheWayOfTheGun
3 years ago#3
Just do the Math to see how much voltage you can increase in your OC.

User Info: StormKMD

StormKMD
3 years ago#4
Is there a way to measure how much wattage I'm using? Like a program or something?

I'm a noob at OC'ing, so maybe someone could provide me with some helpful information?
MSI 660 GeForce 2GB | i5 3570K | AsRock Z77 Pro3 | Seagate Barracuda 500GB | Ballistix 8GB | Corsair CX430

User Info: cuteboi100

cuteboi100
3 years ago#5
StormKMD posted...
Is there a way to measure how much wattage I'm using? Like a program or something?

I'm a noob at OC'ing, so maybe someone could provide me with some helpful information?


Certainly. I love this PSU calculator by Thermaltake: http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/

Edit: It doesn't measure how much wattage you're using with your computer but gives you an idea of how much you should be using.
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User Info: StormKMD

StormKMD
3 years ago#6
Thanks that helped. Apparently I'm using like 270ish and to overclock it to 4.2 it goes to 290ish.
MSI 660 GeForce 2GB | i5 3570K | AsRock Z77 Pro3 | Seagate Barracuda 500GB | Ballistix 8GB | Corsair CX430
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