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saving power - upgrading x51 r2

Hi. I just upgrade my processor of my X51 R2 from a i5-4460 to a i7-4790K. The i7 uses about 4W more than the i5.

I'm alos planning to upgrade my GPU from a gtx 745 OEM to a EVGA GTX 970 (04G-P4-1970-KR), which I hear should be possible. However I still have some power concerns, taking the +4W from my new CPU into account.

So, I would like to know if it is possible to save some power. Like for example, disconnecting the case lighting, since it is just only used for appearance sake.

Or alternatively, the second best gpu that I could get for my X51.

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RE: saving power - upgrading x51 r2

Hi. I just upgrade my processor of my X51 R2 from a i5-4460 to a i7-4790K. The i7 uses about 4W more than the i5.

 

I'm alos planning to upgrade my GPU from a gtx 745 OEM to a EVGA GTX 970 (04G-P4-1970-KR), which I hear should be possible. However I still have some power concerns, taking the +4W from my new CPU into account.

 

So, I would like to know if it is possible to save some power. Like for example, disconnecting the case lighting, since it is just only used for appearance sake.

 

Or alternatively, the second best gpu that I could get for my X51.

 

Hey...just wondering why you purchased a 4790(k) and not just a 4790? The R2 cannot be overclocked. To answer your GPU question...(as long as you have a 330 watt power supply) I ran a GTX 970 for a few months without any issues at all and I am now running a GTX 980 and have had zero issues. Just make sure you buy a reference style card otherwise you will have heat issues.

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RE: saving power - upgrading x51 r2

Thanks for the reply. I'm certain now that I will use the gtx 970.

And partaining your question about 4790k, I wanted my pc to be able to keep up as long as possible. and the K version has 0.4 GHz more on his baseclock and it scored better overal, so I was willing to go that extra mile, even though I cannot overclock it.

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RE: saving power - upgrading x51 r2

Please delete. Sorry.

Currently owned computers:
AW13 R2 | i7-6500U | GTX 960m 4 GB + GA (R9 285 2 GB / RX 480 8 GB) | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 1800p Touchscreen | 2 x 500 GB SATA M.2 | Graphics Amplifier Performance Analysis with 13 R1
Desktop | i7-3770 | GTX 980 4 GB | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 120 GB mSATA + 960 GB SSD + 2 TB HDD | 600w PSU
Formerly owned computers:
HP Pavilion 15-n280us (given away) | Apple Mac Mini 2012 (sold)  | m15x (damaged mobo) | 13 R1 (death by unknown) | m14xR2 (Tradied In)

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RE: saving power - upgrading x51 r2

It's been a while, since I last looked at this discussion. I recently found a cheaper priced 330W adapter for my X51 r2.

Or at least I think I did; Does anyone know if these two are the same? The laptop adapter mentioned here is throwing me off here, so I just wanted to make sure. The second link does go to a dutch page, just so you know.

accessories.us.dell.com/.../productdetail.aspx

www.batterij-pc.nl/adapter-0XM3C3-XM3C3-17328.htm

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