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    Advice on build

    Greetings, I am going to be upgrading my computer and had a few questions on the parts

    The new parts
    Asus rampage 5 mobo
    Intel i7 5820 which I plan to oc a bit. Nothing crazy
    Corsair dominator platinum 16gb @ 2800
    Samsung 850 pro ssd

    Water cooling will be
    D5 pump
    Ek cpu water block
    360 rad

    Old parts I'm keeping.
    Optic drive
    Corsair 1000 watt psu which is 5yrs old

    My questions are: will the cooling system be enough for ocing the cpu and is the psu powerful enough or should I get a new one?

    Thanks for the help.

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    ROG Guru: Grand Master Array
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    Yes, that cooling setup should be able to handle the i7-5820K. Regarding the PSU, I'd buy a new one. After 5 long years of use, your PSU probably has degraded quite a bit. Personally I prefer Seasonic over Corsair. The SeaSonic Platinum-1000 is a nice unit.

    On a sidenote, I didn't seen any mention of GPUs. Which GPU do you own?

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    Thanks for the advice I'll look into that psu.
    And I am keeping my amd 7970 gpu at the moment. Will be upgrading that in a month or so.
    Btw are corsair psu's not that good?

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    ROG Guru: Grand Master Array
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    I have no experience with Corsair PSUs other than what I've read on reviews. Seasonic is the OEM for a lot of their units actually.

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    Yeah that seems to be a common practice in electronics. one or two companies manufacture a part, two or more other companies buy it and rebrand it.

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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array NemesisChild PC Specs
    NemesisChild PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS Maximus X Hero (WI-FI AC)
    ProcessorIntel i7 8700K
    Memory (part number)G.Skill F4-3600C16D-16GTZR
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE
    Graphics Card #2Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE
    MonitorASUS ROG Swift PG278Q
    Storage #1Samsung 970 PRO 512GB NVMe M.2
    Storage #2WD Black 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
    CPU CoolerNZXT Kraken X42
    CaseCooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNova 1200 P2
    Keyboard Logitech G910 Orion Spark
    Mouse Logitech G703 Wireless
    Headset Logitech G Pro
    Mouse Pad SteelSeries
    OS Windows 10 Home x64 (UEFI)
    Network RouterLinksys WRT1900AC
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    The Corsair HX and AX units are outstanding.

    Also consider EVGA SuperNova 1000-1300 gold & platinum, they use Super Flower platform.
    Intel i7 8700K@ 5.2GHz (Delidded)
    ASUS Maximus X Hero (Bios 1801)
    NZXT Kraken X42
    G.Skill TridentZ@ 4000MHz CL16 2x8GB
    SLI: 2x Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE@ 2025/2025MHz
    OS: Samsung 970 PRO 512GB NVMe M.2
    Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2
    Storage: 2x Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
    Storage: WD Black 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 2TB
    EVGA SuperNova 1200 P2
    Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced

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    ROG Guru: Blue Belt Array jab383 PC Specs
    jab383 PC Specs
    Motherboard24/7 rig : Maximus VI Extreme
    Processori7 4790K
    Memory (part number)16GB Mushkin Redline 2400 10-12-12-28 + 16GB Corsair Vengeance 2400 10-12-12-31
    Graphics Card #1AMD Firepro W5000
    Sound CardM6E Supreme FX
    MonitorDell U2413
    Storage #1Kingston SH103S3240G SSD
    Storage #2Seagate ST1000DM003 1TB
    CPU CoolerCustom water loop, Delidded, Liquid Metal TIM
    CaseCoolerMaster HAF XM
    Power SupplyCorsair HX-750
    Keyboard Logitech G710+
    Mouse Logitech M705
    OS Windows 7 64 Pro
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    There has been a tendency for older multi-rail power supplies to go into over-voltage protection when a Haswell CPU goes to sleep. PSUs that are "Haswell ready" are more recent and have single 12-volt rails. That's a primary reason to get a new PSU to go with the Haswell-E.


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    ROG Guru: Blue Belt Array sectionate PC Specs
    sectionate PC Specs
    MotherboardAsus Crosshair V Formula
    Processor8350 - 1090T
    Memory (part number)G Skill Sniper F3-14900CL9-4GBSR
    Graphics Card #1Asus GTX660-DC2O-2GD5
    MonitorAcer GD235HZ - ViewSonic VX2439wm - SyncMaster P2350
    CPU CoolerCorsair H100i
    CaseHAF 932
    Power SupplyCorsair Professional HX850
    Mouse Zowie EC1 eVo
    OS Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
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    I'm enjoying my Corsair HX850

    12.06 Volts [0xEA] (+12V)
    Crosshair IV 1090T 4093.7 - Crosshair V FX - 8350 Batch # 1243PGT 4.422MHz - 4816.08 MHz 1.5v - GSKILL F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR(x2)1087.6 11-12-10 1.5volts - ViewSonic VX2439wm - Acer GD235HZ - SyncMaster P2350 - PowerColor Red Devil RX 480 8GBD5-3DH/OC - Current Mode: 5760 x 1080 - (retired) ASUS GTX660DC2O2GD5 - Nvidia 3D Vision Wired - HAF 932 - Corsair HX850 - Corsair H100i - latest - Day thirteen 60fps - as always I'm powered by

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