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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#1
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).
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/des...

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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#2
November 18, 2013 at 02:49:32
Also using GPUz check if the video card is running at full x16.

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#3
November 18, 2013 at 16:21:14
http://i.imgur.com/i3BHQQj.png
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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#4
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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