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April 22, 2013 6:55:35 PM

I'm currently in the last stages of the parts choosing for my first Gaming PC.
I will list below all the specification for the PC, and links to the purchasing page for prices, and Manufacturers page for specifications on each part. In this Thread, I would like you opinion on the build, be honest, but keep it normal please. And some help on compatibility between parts. To be more specific, I would like to know the following:

-Will my PSU wattage level be enough to power all my PC's parts?
-Will my case be big enough for the Graphics Card and all the other parts?

Specifications:

-CASE: Corsair Obsidian Series 650d
LINKS: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Obsidian-Series-Computer-...
http://www.corsair.com/en/power-supply-units/cx-series-...
WHY? Great for Cable management, good cooling built in and great build quality.

-PSU: Corsair CX Series 750W Modular
LINKS: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Series-Modular-Bronze-CX7...
http://www.corsair.com/en/pc-cases/obsidian-series-pc-c...

-CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k Quad Core 3.5GHz
LINKS: http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-Quad-Core-Pro...
http://www.intel.com.au/content/www/au/en/processors/co...

-MOTHERBOARD: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
LINKS: http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-P8Z77-V-PRO-Intel-Motherboar...
http://www.asus.co.nz/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8...

-RAM: Corsair Vengence 8GB (2x4GB) Dual Channel Memory 1600MHz
LINKS: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-240-Pin-Platfor...
http://www.corsair.com/memory-by-product-family/vengean...

STORAGE
-SSD: Samsung 840 Series 120GB
-HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB
LINKS: http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-2-5-Inch-SATA... http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/memory-storage/MZ-7P...
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern...
http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/desktop-har...

-VIDEO CARD: Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5
LINKS: http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Radeon-Mini-Displayport-...
http://www.gigabyte.co.nz/products/product-page.aspx?pi...

-OPTICAL DRIVE: Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
LINKS: http://www.amazon.com/Lite-On-Super-AllWrite-Layer-Driv...
http://www.liteonit.eu/en/optical-storage-dvd-rw-intern...

Please Read through entire thread, before commenting.
Thanks, much appreciated!

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a c 344 4 Gaming
April 22, 2013 7:01:35 PM

-Will my PSU wattage level be enough to power all my PC's parts?
yes, standard internet rule is 400-650W for single GPU, 750-850W for dual GPU
but that psu is an old model so i dont recommend it. get SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze instead for single GPU
and Corsair AX850 for dual GPU

-Will my case be big enough for the Graphics Card and all the other parts?
yes, no doubt
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a b 4 Gaming
April 22, 2013 7:04:19 PM

Your PSU is more than plenty for what you plan to run, and if you plan to CFx in the future than it is still more than enough, if you do not plan on CFx you could downgrade to a 600w PSU instead.

Your case is more than large enough for your planned machine.

The only change I would recommend is an aftermarket CPU cooler, the CM Hyper 212 EVO should be more than substantial. It's $30 more but definitely worth it in the long run for overclocking.

Anyways, the rest of your build is perfect! Have fun with your new build!
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April 22, 2013 8:01:51 PM

I Believe the PSU is alright its better than replacing it later for going SLI/CrossFire , its the same as mine and i'm going SLI soon
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BurritoBob with your pc specs dont you think 1000W is a bit too much?
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