16 months ago
There was a similar question on the forum but is a SF600 platinum good enough for a 2700x overclocked to 4.0/4.1 and a EVGA FTW2 DT? (minimal overclocking on GPU)
I don't agree with this part. :-P
Thermaltake TR2 Bad
For a budget build, and if you can't find a better one, it will do the job just fine.
I have one and use it for the last 4 years. :-P
...What? Its a Corsair SF600 which is a very good unit.
Power Supplies to be aware of
Corsair CX 430w is okay for low end builds...
-> **Thermaltake TR2 Bad** <-
EVGA 500b and 600b are good for budget builds but
shouldn't be used for high end builds
EVGA NEX/G1 aren't great, just better things in the
same price range
For low end/low power builds it will work but it doesn't make it good.
For an 200 Watt build, it would be okay.
Being inferior in regard to some others, doesn't make a PSU automatically BAD!
You could do worse than that. :)
This one would be a much worse choice. (for a budget PSU)
The 2700X may run at those speeds even without overclocking.
And with that AIO, the chances are high.
If you overclock manually, you will lose the 4.3GHz single core performance of that CPU.
If you wanna overclock for fun, why you don't get the cheaper 2700?
It consumes way less too.
To your question, what rosswalker stated above.
but doesn't the 2700 have a limit for overclocking? Sorry if it seems like a dumb question I'm still learning on overclocking.
It would be dumb (no offense) to try to overclock an 2700X to 4.0GHz or even 4.1GHz, as that processor will operate most probably at that speed right out of the Box.
The 2700 has a lower TDP, and would be worth trying to OC it to 4.0 or even 4.1GHz.
Besides, that's why you wanna by an AIO anyway, right?
Trying to push the stock voltage of that processor to get a low overclock of 100 or 200MHz isn't a wise choice.
Just leave it at its default boost clock speeds and keeping the temps near to 60 with an AIO, the 2700X will get you there (to 4.0-4.1GHz) without any hassle at all.
Performance decrease of 4.5% if you OC it to 4.2GHz instead of leaving it at the stock and boost clocks.
So, leave Precision Boost 2 and XFR2 do its thing. :)
That processor is designed that way for operating at the highest possible speed (right out of the Box) if you keep the temps down.
It's the best AMD Ryzen processor out there and capable of completing any task you throw at it.