Im Buying a Gigabyte GTX 1070 wind force edition. Can my CPU handle this or it will burn out?

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by Zafor Sadik, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. Zafor Sadik

    Zafor Sadik New Member

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    Hello my CPU is an i3 4160. so my question is that can my CPU survive this? or it will die?? i could buy an air cooler can this help..if it dose what kind of cooler should i buy? which i can use with the i7 i am gonna buy in the future. i am not worried abt bottleneck. cz im gonna buy a i7 4790 later
     
  2. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't be aiming to buy a 3 year old 4th gen CPU now... we are well into the 7th gen now.

    You can run that 1070 at 16x with that CPU, but I would just question what power supply you are using and what wattage? Thats more what matters.

    I honestly don't know how great your gaming performance will be as that i3 is very low-end and that would be the bottleneck.

    I assume you already have a cooler on the processor right?
     
  3. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Things don't magically for die if say your gpu is substantially faster than what the CPU can provide.

    It's more of a misappropriation of funds than anything.
     
  4. Zafor Sadik

    Zafor Sadik New Member

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    well i have some problems cz if a buy a 7th gen cpu i would need a mobo that can support it..with that i would need new ram and i cannot spend all that money cz a dont really have that much..so i was just planing on buying an 4th gen i7 later on. im gonna buy a 750 watt power supply form a reputed brand with the GPU..and yes i have a cooler on that processor but i have some extra money..so i was thinking of buying a new cooler..so my current processor wont be dead right cz..it can take like 9 months for me to buy the i7..this is what you get if you love gaming and your poor..and have to work and study at the same time and save some money..and the reason im asking if my cpu is gonna survive is im gonna sell it later.
     
  5. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    The heat output at load from the CPU is the same regardless of what video card you have.

    Why are you convinced that your CPU will magically vaporize?
     
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  6. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    You definitely don't need a 750W power supply...I'm running a 1080TI and use a 650W Corsair.

    The i3 will be fine... it can't be overclocked and it would be fine even with a cheapo stock intel heatsink/fan.

    Just an FYI..that CPU isn't gonna fetch you much money at all....so I wouldn't think to much about preserving its resale value. I see one on ebay going for $12 usd..
     
  7. Zafor Sadik

    Zafor Sadik New Member

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    thanks,,so i should get the same Corsair RM650W
    and i live in Bangladesh, and im gonna get around 85-87 bucks if i sell that cpu.
     
  8. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    Well, thats up to you, I'm certainly happy with my power supply, but it may be too much in your country?? not sure
     
  9. Zafor Sadik

    Zafor Sadik New Member

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    so the I7 would be perfect right..no bottleneck or any other prb
     
  10. lincsman

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    I'm majorly concerned here that the socket type is different. You're going from a very old I3, to a high end I7. I really doubt your motherboard will support that.
     
  11. lincsman

    lincsman Member

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    In fact a newer I3 than that is even a different socket type.
     
  12. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    They're both 1150. He'd just need a bios update for the 4790
     
  13. lincsman

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    Well that works great then!
     

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