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July 6, 2013 5:52:28 PM

Hi there, i need some help finishing off my computer build. I have this as my current buld http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dFBA

and and looking for a different power supply. I want one that is modular, maybe less of a cost, but one that is reliable. Does anyone have some advice on what power supply that I should get?

Or if you have any sugestions on the build alltogether Im not set on anything

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July 6, 2013 6:12:45 PM

Josh Brumpton said:
If you're looking for one that is reliable, buy a corsair psu. I'm afraid if your looking for a quality psu, you can't go lower than what you have there. Here is one
http://www.corsair.com/en/cx-series-cx750m-modular-atx-...
It's a little bit more, but very very reliable. With 100,000 hour lifetime. :) 


im not looking to spend that much on the power supply, do you know of one that is about the same price that is modular?
July 6, 2013 6:14:50 PM

And personally, I would wait a little and go for a 660ti :)  but then, having enough for a 660ti means you will be around the price to get the incredibly good value, gtx 760. Check them out :)  If not then the gpu you have there is pretty good, I'd personally just wait so then I'd have a longer stand in games.
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...
July 6, 2013 6:15:52 PM

"im not looking to spend that much on the power supply, do you know of one that is about the same price that is modular?"

The one i put is modular, any corsair psu with M after, is modular :) 
July 6, 2013 6:17:04 PM

Also, I wouldnt recommend that cpu cooler, for around the same price, you can get a ver reliable and very well known one.
Hyper evo 212 :) 
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July 6, 2013 6:19:46 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (Purchased For $179.99)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.13 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($286.13 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill N600PCE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $996.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-06 21:22 EDT-0400)

-Better cpu cooler.
-You only need 8gb of ram for gaming.
-Better case.
-Regular optical drive. You won't really need blu-ray.
-Changes allows for a better gpu and a good psu.
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July 6, 2013 6:20:07 PM

You can cut back on the memory to 8GB, 16 is way overkill for gaming. I would suggest a PSU from Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, PCP&C, Antec or Enermax in the 450-550 watt range. 550 if you plan to overclock.

I am also curious as to why you chose an Nvidia graphics card and paired it with a motherboard that doesn't support SLI. You will only be able to use 1 Nvidia card with that MB. If you want to use an AMD based graphics card, that CAN be used in a crossfirex setup on that motherboard.

The Psu is the heart of your system, without it NOTHING works! The PSU is the only component of your system that can destroy ALL the other components of your build if it fails!

Never skimp on a PSU, it is false economy.
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July 6, 2013 6:29:26 PM

If you plan on doing any kind of overclocking, you're gonna want a better motherboard. Try this...

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dYeR

You'll get far better performance out of the above build. If it is too far over budget, switch the video card and get a HD 7870 instead. It will still be a bit faster than the GTX 660 in most games. Also, for gaming, 8GB of RAM is plenty. Since games run on a 32 bit process, they don't use any more than 4GB of RAM. 8GB is plenty for now.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I hope this helps. Good luck with your build. :) 
July 6, 2013 10:25:16 PM

realchaos said:
Purpose of this build?
As for the psu, this is a good one that can handle your set-up: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pc-power--cooling-power-su...


DeusAres said:
If you plan on doing any kind of overclocking, you're gonna want a better motherboard. Try this...


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dYeR

You'll get far better performance out of the above build. If it is too far over budget, switch the video card and get a HD 7870 instead. It will still be a bit faster than the GTX 660 in most games. Also, for gaming, 8GB of RAM is plenty. Since games run on a 32 bit process, they don't use any more than 4GB of RAM. 8GB is plenty for now.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I hope this helps. Good luck with your build. :) 


i was also planing on running server kind of stuff on this computer at the same time of doing other stuff. also what do you think of the gtx 760?

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July 7, 2013 1:17:07 AM
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Thats a good one :)  also I think the 760 is good for value, and is coming down too. Its pretty much replacing the 660ti and does perform better. I'd go for that :)  if not go for a 660ti, still very good.
July 7, 2013 12:13:36 PM

Josh Brumpton said:
Thats a good one :)  also I think the 760 is good for value, and is coming down too. Its pretty much replacing the 660ti and does perform better. I'd go for that :)  if not go for a 660ti, still very good.


i desided to go with the 760.
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July 7, 2013 12:30:49 PM

If you're planning on doing server type stuff, then the extra RAM may prove useful. The GTX 760 is a great card for the money. I much prefer the HD 7950 though, but that could just be me being a bit biased. :) 
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