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My new gaming PC - need some feedback

Hi there!

Can you comment my new build please? I am on a limited budget so that's the best I can do atm.

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Boost 3GB GDDR5
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K 4x3.40GHz So1155 Box Ivy Bridge
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX Intel Motherboard
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 500R
PSU: be Quiet! Straight Power E9 580W CM
Memory: G.Skill 8GB RipJaws-X PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 CL9 1x 8GB
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1000GB SATA 6Gb/s
Optical drive: LG Electronics GH24NS DVD Brenner 24x SATA schwarz bulk

Is my PSU strong enough for those components or should I go with 680W?

Thanks

P.S.: For now, no SSD since it's purely a gaming rig.
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  1. It should be fine. But according to reviews it may not last long because of the thermal problems.
    http://vr-zone.com/articles/be-quiet-straight-power-e9-cm-580w-psu-review/14301-6.html
  2. @Heironious:
    Probably not. This build is actually for my nephew and he probably won’t upgrade specific components in a while or ever.
    Crossfire was not planned. But if it was: why would that be a problem? Motherboard limitations?

    You are probably referring to the second PCIe slot that is x8... I'll have to research that further because I don't know if that's a problem or not. I'll stay with the board because it got good reviews and crossfire is not a must.
  3. mastermat said:
    @Heironious:
    Probably not. This build is actually for my nephew and he probably won’t upgrade specific components in a while or ever.
    Crossfire was not planned. But if it was: why would that be a problem? Motherboard limitations?

    You are probably referring to the second PCIe slot that is x8... I'll have to research that further because I don't know if that's a problem or not. I'll stay with the board because it got good reviews and crossfire is not a must.


    This is a nice solid build for gaming.
    I would worry about that PSU. I'm not familiar with beQuiet, and a PSU, though very inconspicuous is the food for the PC to energize. Invest in a corsair 600w vx,tx,cs,hx+ (a PSU of this type can even handle crossfire if that comes later down the road). Basically, invest in a good toy now that will last years or spend hundreds on cheap toys that break every month.
  4. Best answer
    I agree with the others. I wouldn't trust that power supply. look at a corsair, an xfx, or (my personal recommendation) a rosewill 80 plus gold. 650 watt for $100. I'm not sure what you are paying for that power supply, but I'd get a trusted brand. other than that, the whole rig looks great.
  5. CORSAIR HX series HX650 650W is just a few EUR pricier so I'll take your advice:)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012
  6. Here is the final list with price for those that are interested.

    Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Boost 3GB GDDR5
    Intel Core i5 3570K 4x3.40GHz So1155 Box Ivy Bridge
    Noctua NH-D14
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Corsair Carbide Series 500R
    CORSAIR HX series HX650 650W
    G.Skill 8GB RipJaws-X PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 CL9 1x 8GB
    WD Caviar Black 1000GB SATA 6Gb/s
    LG Electronics GH24NS DVD Brenner 24x SATA schwarz bulk

    877,92 € (1.044,73 € with VAT) with shipping.

    My luck is that due to the nature of my business I can purchase it without VAT. The bad side is of course that I don’t live in USA so everything costs a bit more.
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