Advice Needed on PSU/Cooling/Casing for my new rig!!

Hello everyone

I am going to buy the following setup :
AMD FX 6350
MSI 990FXA-GD65
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) - 1866 Mhz
GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST

It may seem a bit mid-end to many of you, but this is the best I can afford. In fact what I have used so far are much less powerful than this so I never have to worry about “cooling” & “PSU” of the machine. But I guess this one will need a damn good one.

This is where I need expert advice as I don’t have much idea about it. My questions are :

What is more important? CPU cooling or cooling of the overall case?

I already have a low-end case which I can use with this one, but that one doesn’t have any fans. Will this config be okay with the stock CPU cooler & my existing shitty case?

I believe the answer to the aforementioned question will be “NO”. So if I have to purchase new stuffs, then what will be the most cost effective recommendation? Third party CPU cooler with existing case? Or new case with stock cooler? Or both new? Please don’t recommend expensive water cooling as I simply don’t have the budget.

On Nvidea website I found the required power supply for the GPU is 450 watts. Will this be okay combining my total config (of course you have to add the fans of the casing/CPU)?

Is it important to have a very expensive power supply from corsair/cooler master? I am getting way to cheaper options (450 watt) on my local market.

N.B – I already have a SATA 2 500 GB & two external HDD (1TB each). So I am not considering any new SATA3/SSD. Mentioning this as power requirement also depends on HDDs I guess.

Lot’s of questions, sorry for the trouble & thanks is advance. Also I would really appreciate any feedback on the rig! Specially how it will perform on the recent games & the games for next couple of year :)
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  1. CPU cooling is more important, but you buy a $35 cpu cooler (Cooler Master 212 EVO) and your set.
    don't buy a 6350, the 8320 is $150 and performs much better.
    A good psu, would be the Seasonic G series, a 550w unit will run about $80.
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013

    XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    PSU is made by Seasonic , best in the PSU industry ^


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233082

    XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler LGA1150 Haswell Compatible
    Intel 4th Generation Processor & New AMD FM2 socket Compatible


    Cooler ^
  3. Hiiii
    1. CPU cooling is more important. But if u r not going to oc then stock cooler is enough. No need of aftermarket cooler.
    2. Case- u can use any case as u wish. No problem ur PSU fan is enough for ur case cooling if ur r not going to OCing.
    In India we never oc and never bought a expensive case with fans. We never faced any problem. So don't worry about anything.
    3. You can go with 450w PSU but it is not okey like some more safe pc. So go with corsair cx 500w PSU.
    Yes it is important to go with corsair, sesonic or xfx PSUs. Because these brands made best quality PSUs. One thing more PSU from cooler master is not good. So go with that I told.
    4. You don't need any SATA cables to buy. It comes with ur mobo. Use that cables.

    I hope it helps.
    Thank you.
  4. Thanks guys for replies

    First of all @mace200200 - I am paying more than $150 for that 6350. Yes in India cost are way too high than we found on newegg & others. Generally after converting the $ to INR you have to increase the price by 30%-50% to get a match on Indian market. At least that is my observation while comparing price with newegg. So an 8 series is over my budget :(

    Now after going through the opinions, I am certain to Put focus on the PSU.

    Again @mace200200 - Seasonic G series 550W is costing more than $130 in here. So I am discarding that option :( thnx for your suggestion though. Now the options I have are:

    Corsair VS550 - Rs. 3469
    Seasonic ECO 500 - Rs. 3766
    Corsair CMPSU-500CXV2UK - Rs. 3900
    Corsair VS650 - Rs. 4025
    Seasonic ECO 600 - Rs. 4341
    Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2UK - Rs. 4528

    I am considering Corsair VS550. Please suggest if you think otherwise.

    Now the from the remaining balance from my budget, I can either get a cooler like Cooler Master 212 EVO or a case like Cooler Master Elite 310. The CPU cooler may be wise choice, but I am kind of bored with my old case & there is always a "look good" factor related with the casings. Not sure what I am gonna do when the judgement day comes - that may be this Saturday or Monday.
  5. Seasonic ECO 600 - Rs. 4341
  6. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Seasonic ECO 600 - Rs. 4341


    Okay, will go for this one. Hope it will support SLI & OC (In case I try them in future)
  7. Yes. Definitely u can sli with it in future and will do OCing.
    Thank you.
  8. Just another Idea... Using the stock cooler ( definately without ocing) & get i gtx 660. Hyper212 is costing me around 2200 rupees. If I discard it then I can avail the gtx 660 (only 1500 rupees more than 650ti boost). Which you think will be better.
  9. suvendu1987 said:
    Just another Idea... Using the stock cooler ( definately without ocing) & get i gtx 660. Hyper212 is costing me around 2200 rupees. If I discard it then I can avail the gtx 660 (only 1500 rupees more than 650ti boost). Which you think will be better.


    There is not much difference between performance in both cards. I heard haswell is more hotter than others so get CPU cooler. It is more important.
    Thank you.
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