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    Default How many watts for this build

    6950X 4.3+ ghz
    GTX 1080 ti, founders or poseidon (if WC)
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    NZXT kraken X72 or custom made WC, not sure about that one
    NZXT hue+
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    This recommends 1000W for the PC with "maximum theoretical overclocks" but idk

    https://outervision.com/b/qprL32

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    W/O OC 550W is more than enough.

    With OC, I don't know.

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    750W is enough if you don't overclock the graphics card or just do a small overclock. But if you also gonna push the graphics card then go for a high end 850W power supply.

    Also go for a PSU with two EPS connectors both on their own cable and a motherboard with two EPS connectors.

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    Yeah but in this case, why bother with the old 6950X at all?
    1200€ or more is just not worth this old thing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Payne View Post
    W/O OC 550W is more than enough.

    With OC, I don't know.
    why is 550W more than enough? I do wanna overclock but I thought the 1000W might be too much but idk

    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    750W is enough if you don't overclock the graphics card or just do a small overclock. But if you also gonna push the graphics card then go for a high end 850W power supply.

    Also go for a PSU with two EPS connectors both on their own cable and a motherboard with two EPS connectors.
    I sad maximum overclock, both CPU and GPU

    You mean one EPS connector per cable? do you think they can melt if they are on the same cable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Payne View Post
    Yeah but in this case, why bother with the old 6950X at all?
    1200€ or more is just not worth this old thing....
    Lately you can find good deals on those and it's the only CPU that has both ring-bus and good multicore performance

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    After doing some reseach I found another way to estimate power

    I rounded up the numbers to make sure it was enough, but idk if having RAM at certain frequency or voltage, or having one model or another of HDD affects the result too much, I just took the readings from similar hardware on tomshardware or anandtech

    i7 6950X = 245W

    1080 ti poseidon = 395W

    WD gold hard drive = 10W

    970 EVO = 10W

    128GB RAM = 55W

    This gives me 715W but I haven't added the motherboard, RGB, etc WHAT DO YOU THINK

    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...k,4587-10.html

    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...um,5151-4.html


    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...up,4684-4.html


    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...u,3918-13.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oliver Valdéz Guzmán View Post
    128GB RAM = 55W

    I thought 8 GB was a lot...
    Last edited by ashiekh; 07-07-2018 at 04:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oliver Valdéz Guzmán View Post
    128GB RAM = 55W
    If that was the case, it would either melt or require some serious cooling.
    There are some modules that require that much power, but they also have some serious heatsink - RDRAM in the mid 90s and FB-DIMMs from mid 2000s/LGA771 Core 2 Duo based ones...

    Quote Originally Posted by Oliver Valdéz Guzmán View Post
    This gives me 715W but I haven't added the motherboard, RGB, etc WHAT DO YOU THINK
    Its way higher than it would be in reality.

    What hardware do you already have? Why do you want the old LGA2011-3??


    Quote Originally Posted by Oliver Valdéz Guzmán View Post
    why is 550W more than enough? I do wanna overclock but I thought the 1000W might be too much but idk
    Because besides CPU and GPU there isn't much that consumes power.
    And I use a Ryzen 7/1700X and _TWO_ Radeon HD7970 and can still use a 550W PSU for that.



    Quote Originally Posted by Oliver Valdéz Guzmán View Post
    I sad maximum overclock, both CPU and GPU
    What are you going to do with that system?! What's the purpose of the build?

    OC is not something you'd do in any area!
    There are application where you must never even think about overclocking!
    And the 128GiB RAM seems to point in that direction.



    Quote Originally Posted by Oliver Valdéz Guzmán View Post
    Lately you can find good deals on those and it's the only CPU that has both ring-bus and good multicore performance
    Are they cheaper than a 16 Core Threadripper?
    I doubt that...

    And I don't understand why you want this system.

    What you are writing here makes little sense to me...
    Especially 128GiB RAM and "maximum OC"...

    The 128GiB points to some usage where Stability is king.
    But OC is something you only do where stability is irrelevant and if a crash happens, nothing is lost...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Payne View Post
    If that was the case, it would either melt or require some serious cooling.
    There are some modules that require that much power, but they also have some serious heatsink - RDRAM in the mid 90s and FB-DIMMs from mid 2000s/LGA771 Core 2 Duo based ones...


    Its way higher than it would be in reality.

    What hardware do you already have? Why do you want the old LGA2011-3??



    Because besides CPU and GPU there isn't much that consumes power.
    And I use a Ryzen 7/1700X and _TWO_ Radeon HD7970 and can still use a 550W PSU for that.




    What are you going to do with that system?! What's the purpose of the build?

    OC is not something you'd do in any area!
    There are application where you must never even think about overclocking!
    And the 128GiB RAM seems to point in that direction.




    Are they cheaper than a 16 Core Threadripper?
    I doubt that...

    And I don't understand why you want this system.

    What you are writing here makes little sense to me...
    Especially 128GiB RAM and "maximum OC"...

    The 128GiB points to some usage where Stability is king.
    But OC is something you only do where stability is irrelevant and if a crash happens, nothing is lost...
    Thanks for the reply, so you say that I shouldn't worry about the other components in the rig aside from the CPU and the GPU because those are the ones that draw the most power and if the power supply has enough room on the 12V rail chances are it has enough power on the other rails for the components as well?


    yeah I know threadripper gives you more cores for the price buy Intel does best if you want to play at high framerates

    The PC is primarily for GAMING but, although I wanted to get into live streamming as well hence I picked up better CPU and RAM. Also the 8 slots filled up with RGB ram look gorgeous

    As I see it there's nothing wrong with overclocking provided you do it correctly.

    But considering how much power that sucker draws I think I'll go with the 6800K and call it a day, gaming performance on other chips don't convince me at all

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    Gaming at what resoulution? Because intel has an advantage only in CPU limited situations and even then not particularly much.
    128GB of ram will probably limit your OC and the ram speed, because of the additional strain on integrated memory controller.
    Of course none of the above matters if you have decided to got with intel&the looks.
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