25 months ago
is 850W enough for my i9-7900x overclocking?
What else is in the system? Are any of the other components overclocked?
might oc the gpu a little. i'm new to this
might overclock the GPU as well.
should be. Would be helpful to know your other specs though
Ur more than fine
Electric performance and build quality are important factors to consider.
What exact PSU model?
Seasonic FOCUS Plus Series SSR-850FX 850W 80+ Gold ATX12V & EPS12V Full Modular 120mm FDB Fan Compact 140 mm Size Power Supply
Yes, it'll be fine.
You probably shouldn't plan on overclocking the 7900x on air unless you are going for just mild overclocks. A good 280mm or 360mm AiO would be a good idea, especially if you delid.
about OC, my understanding was the noctua fan i ordered was as good at cooling as water, and more reliable/durable, albeit not as good looking.
It's definitely a solid cooler and with some good airflow I'd take it over most 240mm AiOs, but it certainly doesn't compete with larger AiOs. Take a look at this review.
Even a good 280mm struggles due to Intel's toothpaste and the sheer heat output, and the Noctua can't keep up.
It is worth noting that the Noctua is probably among the quietest feasible solutions, but for overclocking performance on this specific chip it isn't the best choice.
what is the best choice please?
Probably a large AiO or custom loop. One budget-friendly option would be this.
i read this:
NH-D15, will start to struggle at 1.20V and 4.5GHz
So I'll have to keep it to 4.4GHz perhaps. that's fine with me.
If that's fine with you, then the Noctua is at least one of the quietest options.