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GERRY136

Member
Joined
Apr 18, 2001
Location
indiana
according to radiate, my cpu is puttin out 80.5 watts @850mz with1.95volts. ive read up on pelt sizing but would like to know your more experienced opinions about what size pelt would be best. ill be water cooling also and yes, im gettin bigger psu.
i would like to try 1000mhz once ive watered and pelted. im sure its highly unlikely butif i fry it ill upgrade.
thanx!
 

surlyjoe

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2000
Location
far west
wel lI I always say to go at least 50% over your CPU's estimated max wattage, just to compensate for things like a 12v PSU and thermal paste/cold plates , so Id say anything over 120w would be about right, but u might as well go with a 150w+ if you plan to go to a hotter CPU later.