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July 19, 2013 8:43:47 PM

Hello everyone! Today I'm here discuss my current gaming PC build.
Here are the parts:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel

PSU: Cooler Master GX series 750 Watt 80 Plus Bronze

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14

Memory: I have 4 x 4gb of some kind of kingston hyper-x brand DDR3 1600MHz
This is in my current build and I'm planning on putting 2 pieces into the new build :) 

SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 128GB SATA III MLC

GPU: MSI Gaming N760 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit (got it right when it came back in stock :D )

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition

P.S. I also have a 1TB HDD that I use just for storage.

Okay so here's the beef. It all has to do with the Cooler Master 750 Watt PSU. I bought this psu because of the sale that Newegg had a while back. The only problem is that I never knew of the PSU tier list before I bought it. To make things even worse, this psu is tier 4...pretty sad. So here's my dilemma, I can't really return my psu because I already applied for the rebate and all, so I plan to use it. The thing is that I plan to eventually buy another gtx 760 sometime in the future to run the 2 cards in SLI. I'm not sure if this psu will have enough juice for the two cards. Oh and another thing, I'm a beginner overclocker and am still learning about it. I plan to overclock the i5-3570K and the gtx 760(s). Maybe even a custom water cooling system is in my future :3. And finally here's my question, do you think I will have to eventually buy a better psu?

Sorry it was so long :D  I love talking about computers <3

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July 19, 2013 9:10:42 PM

hey buddy , since that PSU is in Tier 4 and i heard a lot of bad news about it , i will not use it and put my new Build under risk .

i recommend you to get something much better since your system will need much power to run the 2 GPU's .

what is your budget for the PSU ?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

( Both of the above are made by seasonic company )
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July 19, 2013 9:11:26 PM

Assuming the Psu delivers the wattage it should, it has plenty of juice for your system. You've already mentioned the problem with that Psu though, it's not a quality build. I would definitely replace it just to be safe. However, if you can build your system and get it running, you have the luxury of being able to watch the sales for something really good so you don't spend any more money than you have to. Xfx has been having really good deals lately on their Psu's, and sometimes you can find a good Ocz deal.

That Cpu cooler is pretty much the standard by which most other heatsink/fan coolers are measured. It'll perform well enough for you for overclocking. Right now I prefer the NH-U14s though, but that's a personal preference.

Other than that, the build looks solid. You could probably get a cheaper motherboard with the same functionality though. I'd stick with Asus too.
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July 19, 2013 9:17:21 PM

Believe a pair of those in SLI calls for a 700-800 PSU, so if you have a good one, you may well be fine, a good thing going for it is 720 Watts on the single rail
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July 19, 2013 9:35:34 PM

Pcpartpicker is showing that build in SLI as using 521w, so I'm assuming a quality 750w Psu would be just fine.
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July 19, 2013 10:49:13 PM

Wow thanks for the quick responses! Sorry for responding kinda late, I was eating dinner. So do you guys think I would be okay with this psu or should I sell it and get another one? Keep in mind that I already have it in my room just waiting.

Oh yeah and one more thing, my budget for another psu would be about $150 (preferably from newegg)
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July 19, 2013 11:05:24 PM

Blitzkrieg808 said:
Wow thanks for the quick responses! Sorry for responding kinda late, I was eating dinner. So do you guys think I would be okay with this psu or should I sell it and get another one? Keep in mind that I already have it in my room just waiting.

Oh yeah and one more thing, my budget for another psu would be about $150 (preferably from newegg)


if you want to take a risk then use that PSU , it might works perfectly for years but it might damage your system by PSU failure too , You Decide :) 

if you are looking to Protect your system by getting better Quality PSU , get this one :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...( this is the best is think - Tier 1 PSU )
or this one , it's Perfect too :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Another One :)  :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This one is out of your budget but it's worth it because it's from tier 1 PSU's , IT"S GREAT

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 19, 2013 11:14:21 PM

Actually I think I can still get a refund from Newegg for the psu. I'll try that and report back soon :) 
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July 19, 2013 11:27:40 PM

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If you can go $150, then at $130 look at the SeaSonic

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's an 850...and it's SeaSonic


Oh I was just looking at that same psu just a few minutes ago! lol
Although the one thing I did notice about this psu is that it is 80 plus bronze. I'm still not too sure on what these stickers mean. I thought that the tier list for this went bronze, silver, gold, then platinum. But does this sticker even mean something else?
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July 19, 2013 11:33:17 PM

It's a rating system, this could at the lower end carry 4 cards, but since your only thinking 2 and with the wattage requirement they carry, should be Golden ;)  (pun intended)
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July 19, 2013 11:34:04 PM

Blitzkrieg808 said:
Tradesman1 said:
If you can go $150, then at $130 look at the SeaSonic

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's an 850...and it's SeaSonic


Oh I was just looking at that same psu just a few minutes ago! lol
Although the one thing I did notice about this psu is that it is 80 plus bronze. I'm still not too sure on what these stickers mean. I thought that the tier list for this went bronze, silver, gold, then platinum. But does this sticker even mean something else?


idk exactly how to tell you but it's about power drop 80% , 88% ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80_Plus check the table ..

Btw , this PSU is Tier 1 PSU and it's 80 plus silver , i think this is what you are looking for buddy :) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 19, 2013 11:43:09 PM

The XFX is a good one also, but like your current one, may be nominal as the call for SLI is 7-800 Watts, just thinking be on safe side if going new and throw the cushion in with an 850 under budget
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July 19, 2013 11:52:35 PM

Tradesman1 said:
The XFX is a good one also, but like your current one, may be nominal as the call for SLI is 7-800 Watts, just thinking be on safe side if going new and throw the cushion in with an 850 under budget


I totally agree with you here. I think I'll be going with the Seasonic M12II 850 watt. Thanks for everyone's advice on this, it really helped. :) 

I would have chosen the Seasonic psu answer to be the best answer but the pun made me chuckle.
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July 19, 2013 11:58:56 PM

I'm also building my first rig and spent a decent amount of time researching psus. I see that someone above recommended a 750w XFX, and I can say that in my research this particular line of XFX psus received very good reviews. I ended up getting the 850 watt version so I could have a little more space for add-ons later. The 850 watt one is actually on sale at Tigerdirect for $95 right now and is a fantastic deal: Link

Tigerdirect isn't as good of a site as Newegg, but they are still quite large (former circuit city/comp usa I believe) so you shouldn't have any problems. I should mention that when I received my psu a couple of days ago one of the stickers closing it was not sealed. It could have come undone in heat or someone possibly opened it. This made me a bit apprehensive, but everything inside was completely sealed and straight from the factory so it should be fine. Anyways, hope this info helps. It's always nice to save a bit of money on top-line components!
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July 20, 2013 12:09:21 AM

Blitzkrieg808 said:
Tradesman1 said:
The XFX is a good one also, but like your current one, may be nominal as the call for SLI is 7-800 Watts, just thinking be on safe side if going new and throw the cushion in with an 850 under budget


I totally agree with you here. I think I'll be going with the Seasonic M12II 850 watt. Thanks for everyone's advice on this, it really helped. :) 

I would have chosen the Seasonic psu answer to be the best answer but the pun made me chuckle.

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Thanx, I try and throw some humor out here when I see the opportunity, tends to get people to slow down a bit........things get so serious it's easy to get overloaded, sort of breaks things up and can think clearer (I think, hope....know it normally works with my clients ;)  )
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