Solved New build, low fps problem.. not enough watts?

November 17, 2013 at 15:59:17
Specs: Windows 7
I recently built a new rig.
-Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011
-G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) ddr3 2133
-CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI
-Corsair Neutron Series CSSD-N64GB3-BK 2.5" 64GB
-EVGAGeForce GTX 770 Classified 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0
-AZZA Solano 1000 Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal
-TOSHIBA 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
-EVGA X79 SLI express chipset 2011
-and an intel watercooler for the cpu.

I am having a problem with the fps dropping, or running horrendously low on almost any game I play. Playing B4 at every setting(low to ultra), the game runs at 20 fps, no lower and no higher. On every other game, it generally runs around 60-150 fps, then drops to 20 every few seconds.
I have looked everywhere for solutions.
I've re-installed drivers a thousand times, disabled hd nvidia drivers, raised the clock speed on the ram cpu and gpu. I can't seem to find anything wrong in Bios that would be causing a problem. Voltages are normal and nothing is over heating.
These drops and poor fps make gaming almost impossible. I am wondering if I have too much on my rig for the power supply I have now.. or any other advice on a fix

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November 17, 2013 at 19:18:13
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Your power supply should be sufficient (specs show 600W or better power supply recommended and 230W for card).

Check your temps with HWMonitor. Report idle, normal use, and peak during gaming (especially CPU & GPU temps) back here so we can determine if your CPU &/or GPU are throttling due to temperature. Other temps are important if they are high only since they might point to overall cooling issues (wrong # or orientation of fans, etc.).

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November 18, 2013 at 02:49:32
Also using GPUz check if the video card is running at full x16.

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November 18, 2013 at 16:21:14
that is the computer at idle.. when I run B4 everything stays about the same, except the gpu temp goes up to about 57-58 celsius. I can grab another snap shot of the specs while the game is running if you need

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November 18, 2013 at 16:21:59
the gpu is running at 2.0x16, but not 3.0.. not sure why

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