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Can my pc handle overclocking? (gtx 1080ti)

I have a build with a fairly weak psu (520 watt)

I have no issues (i think) with my pc, everything runs fine. But I have the feeling that my pc could exceed itself a little if my psu would have a little more power!

What do you guys think?

Components:

6600k
1080ti
m5 gaming mobo
16 gb ram
620 watt psu
ssd
hdd
nzxt cooler
5 fans (bit overkill)
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  1. bo2nathan said:
    I have a build with a fairly weak psu (520 watt)

    I have no issues (i think) with my pc, everything runs fine. But I have the feeling that my pc could exceed itself a little if my psu would have a little more power!

    What do you guys think?

    Components:

    6600k
    1080ti
    m5 gaming mobo
    16 gb ram
    620 watt psu
    ssd
    hdd
    nzxt cooler
    5 fans (bit overkill)


    The PSU is a little on the small side....a 1080ti properly overclocked can draw quite a bit of power. That said, on air cooling, it might be ok. Pascal is hyper sensitive to heat, so you likely won't see clocks high enough to make a huge difference from a power draw perspective anyway.

    Which PSU is it, exactly? Some brands measure their output at PEAK output, while others measure at SUSTAINED output. A high end PSU is always better....of course.
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  2. Vellinious said:
    bo2nathan said:
    I have a build with a fairly weak psu (520 watt)

    I have no issues (i think) with my pc, everything runs fine. But I have the feeling that my pc could exceed itself a little if my psu would have a little more power!

    What do you guys think?

    Components:

    6600k
    1080ti
    m5 gaming mobo
    16 gb ram
    620 watt psu
    ssd
    hdd
    nzxt cooler
    5 fans (bit overkill)


    The PSU is a little on the small side....a 1080ti properly overclocked can draw quite a bit of power. That said, on air cooling, it might be ok. Pascal is hyper sensitive to heat, so you likely won't see clocks high enough to make a huge difference from a power draw perspective anyway.

    Which PSU is it, exactly? Some brands measure their output at PEAK output, while others measure at SUSTAINED output. A high end PSU is always better....of course.


    But do you think I can overclock my cpu and gpu and not get to in to any problems?
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    bo2nathan said:
    Vellinious said:
    bo2nathan said:
    I have a build with a fairly weak psu (520 watt)

    I have no issues (i think) with my pc, everything runs fine. But I have the feeling that my pc could exceed itself a little if my psu would have a little more power!

    What do you guys think?

    Components:

    6600k
    1080ti
    m5 gaming mobo
    16 gb ram
    620 watt psu
    ssd
    hdd
    nzxt cooler
    5 fans (bit overkill)


    The PSU is a little on the small side....a 1080ti properly overclocked can draw quite a bit of power. That said, on air cooling, it might be ok. Pascal is hyper sensitive to heat, so you likely won't see clocks high enough to make a huge difference from a power draw perspective anyway.

    Which PSU is it, exactly? Some brands measure their output at PEAK output, while others measure at SUSTAINED output. A high end PSU is always better....of course.


    But do you think I can overclock my cpu and gpu and not get to in to any problems?


    I think it's likely you run into power issues, but....overclocking each a little bit isn't going to hurt anything. Won't know for sure until you try.
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