Do I need a more Powerful PSU ?

Aiden2k13

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Hello, my specs are Core i7 4771 , Gigabyte GA Z97X Gaming G1 Wifi BK mobo, 32 GB DDR 3 Corsair Vengeance , Nvidia GTX 980 AMP Extreme Edition , 256 GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD , 13 TB Total Storage ( 2x 2 TB WD Green + 4 TB WD My Book + 4 TB WD Cloud + 1 TB Seagate External USB 3.0 ) connected all together at once with the PC , 2x BenQ MLG gaming monitor 24" ( Dual Monitor Setup ) , Corsair H110i cooling , Cooler Master Stryker Case, and couple of fans.

Now, I am just curious that is 700 W sufficient for my PC or should I upgrade to more power ?

Thing is , during games, the PC starts freezing and ctrl+alt+ delete doesnt work and I had to reset from the case.
I am on Windows 10 Pro X64 using Kaspersky Internet Security 2016 and I scanned my PC with it and it found nothing. I also cleaned some junk files using CC Cleaner but still every games starts to freeze.

So , should I need more power or what should I do? I am preety much confused as I cant seem to figure out what to do. So , any kind of help is highly appreciated brothers. :)

Thanks in advance for your time. :thumbsup:
 

lehtv

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700w is easily enough capacity. You didn't mention what power supply you have though - it might be worth upgrading if it's not very good quality.

Is your mobo set to factory defaults? Is your graphocs card also at default (factory OC) settings?

Unstable RAM is also a possibility. Try gaming with just one module installed in the second DIMM slot.
 

Aiden2k13

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Kaspersky has had a lot of problems with Windows 10.
Recommend me an antivirus for my PC. I mostly use my PC for games . I don't torrent. I buy my games. So, there are no pirated stuffs in my PC.
So recommend me an antivirus which would run good with Win 10 Pro x64. :)

700w is easily enough capacity. You didn't mention what power supply you have though - it might be worth upgrading if it's not very good quality.

Is your mobo set to factory defaults? Is your graphocs card also at default (factory OC) settings?

Unstable RAM is also a possibility. Try gaming with just one module installed in the second DIMM slot.

I am using Cooler master 700 G - http://www.coolermaster.com/powersupply/g-series/g700/

And yes both the mobo and GFX card is at default. I don't like to OC my stuffs.

Checked my RAM like u said and I did that with each individual stick but same problem.
 

JimmiG

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Should be fine, I'm running the system in my sig with a 450W PSU. It depends on the quality and brand of the PSU, but with 700W in a single-GPU system I would rule out the PSU.

Freezing could be anything, though. I would try some isolated GPU, CPU and RAM stress tests to determine which component is failing. It could also be driver-related. If anything in your system is overclocked, the first step is obviously to return everything to stock. Also make sure temps are OK.
 

Aiden2k13

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Should be fine, I'm running the system in my sig with a 450W PSU. It depends on the quality and brand of the PSU, but with 700W in a single-GPU system I would rule out the PSU.

Freezing could be anything, though. I would try some isolated GPU, CPU and RAM stress tests to determine which component is failing. It could also be driver-related. If anything in your system is overclocked, the first step is obviously to return everything to stock. Also make sure temps are OK.

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That is the CPU usage when I was playing CS GO and nothing was in the background. Not even any browser was opened. I was just playing CS GO and saw that and took the screenshot.
Is that normal ?