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    Messed up and ordered a wall voltage meter instead of a wattage meter. I get the wattage meter in on Tuesday now. I did install my i7 4790k and GTX 980 TI with the 330W PSU and I have done a mild 100mhz OC and its booting consistently to 1305mhz during a 4 hour game session on GTA5. Fire Strike ran beautifully and didn't crash either. Get that brick and unlock another 10FPS+ for your 980 TI!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steele_22 View Post
    Messed up and ordered a wall voltage meter instead of a wattage meter. I get the wattage meter in on Tuesday now. I did install my i7 4790k and GTX 980 TI with the 330W PSU and I have done a mild 100mhz OC and its booting consistently to 1305mhz during a 4 hour game session on GTA5. Fire Strike ran beautifully and didn't crash either. Get that brick and unlock another 10FPS+ for your 980 TI!

    Hah ok well i haven't had plans to spend 400 bucks on a slightly faster CPU, and the new gen ones are slower so i think i'll stick with my 4790..

    as for the brick i may consider it after your test results.

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    I have been using the new brick and the 980ti. Zero problems, runs great, if i keep a fan speed of 55-60 (not loud at all) I keep temps in the 50s and run just about every game on the market at max settings (@1080, I do not have a 16x10 or 4K monitor)
    Update: Forgot to mention, I am no longer throttling the power usage using MSI afterburner, and have had ZERO problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenholme View Post
    Hah ok well i haven't had plans to spend 400 bucks on a slightly faster CPU, and the new gen ones are slower so i think i'll stick with my 4790..

    as for the brick i may consider it after your test results.
    Good news and bad news. It definitely runs better with the 330w brick, but isn't using more than 230w. I believe it to be the Dell\Alienware 330W PSU has roughly 5 more amps on it's PSU. The 980 TI requires a lot of amps.

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array Ravenholme PC Specs
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    Hmm well I ordered it and don't feel like throttling it at 90% anymore anyway. I'm curious if we can adj something for the psu to be fully utilized

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    Okay so I got a better wattage meter and pulled as much as 245 watts from the 330W PSU. Also measured amps and it's using all the additional amps from the 330W PSU too

    Reading on some Alienware forums and found out some cool stats on the 330W PSU.
    It can pull up to 440W before it goes into protect mode and 22.5 amps before protect mode. The GTX 980 TI would obviously never use all the watts but it easily eats up the amps. I wish there was a 40 amp brick. The recommended amps for the GTX 980 TI is 38 as you can see here https://forum-en.msi.com/faq/article...graphics-cards

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array Ravenholme PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Asus G20AJ-US009S
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    Accessory #1 ASUS (SBC-06D2X-U) Slim External 6x Blu-ray Combo Drive
    Accessory #2 Asus GPU Tweak II - OC: 2050 Mhz, 90°C max, 120% Power, vsync off
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    Well since the plug port is spec'd for 19.5? amps I think it's safe for our system anything above that may mess with the board or card. just be careful. I'll have to talk to my engineering friend lol. (maybe it's fine I dunno, since i'm not an electrical engineer haha)

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    It should be 19.5 volts and draw as many amps as needed (if the PSU can deliver them)

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    Since I upgraded from my GTX 750, to a new, GTX 970. I used the 230W + 180W supply, however I have to underclock my gpu (-200MHz). Otherwise my pc will crash, under full load.

    Than I saw this thread, do you guys think it's worth to by a 330 psu? I've just read, that some of you are using the 180W + 330W supply combination with the GTX 980, so can you proof me, that it also will work with the GTX 970?

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    Did you move the jumper on the board so it will use both power supplies? You may not even be drawing power from the 230w. Btw the 330w will not help you really on the GTX 970 as it doesn't pull that much power. The 230w is plenty if you've set it up correctly.

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