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New Build - possible keep some components - this look OK?

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July 26, 2013 6:02:35 AM

OK - for my current components looking to possibly keep:

Hard drive - I never come close to filling it up. Any reason to upgrade it? I dont have any complaints about it.

Western Digital WD Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD/CD-ROM (I have a Blue Ray player)

LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And current Powersupply - would this be able to run a future SLI gtx 770 plus other components? I am thinking will have to upgrade, but if dont have to I wont.

Antec Signature SG-850 850W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And this is what I am looking at to purchase:

Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-M LGA 1155 Intel Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - EVGA SuperClocked w/ ACX Cooling 02G-P4-2774-KR GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU - ntel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - I like this one - a lot of space, nice cable management, two intake fans in the front, one on the bottom, and an exhaust fan in the back and two on the top.

XION XION Gaming Series XON-985-BK Black with BLUE LED Light Steel/ Plastic, Meshed Front Panel design. ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Fans - I have one for the bottom already. These are for the top - I like the LED

OUGAR 12CM Red LED Hydraulic (Liquid) Bearing Ultra Silent Fan 1200RPM, 64.4CFM, 16.6dBA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And finally, if the power supply I have now will not work - looking at this one:

CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

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

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July 26, 2013 6:51:28 AM

For an overclocking capable setup you'll need to invest in a good heatsink/fan. If you don't intend to overclock, use an i5-3570 + h77 board (or a 4670 + h87)

Your powersupply should work. If you do go with Haswell you might need to disable the very low power states. Really only a concern if the rest of your system can't break the minimum load the supply will run at, usually not a concern.

If you can afford it a 120GB-128GB SSD would dramatically improve desktop performance, and then you could use your 320GB as additional storage.
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July 26, 2013 6:56:16 AM

That case is junk. Get something from Antec, Corsair, Coolermaster, NZXT, Fractal Design.

That PSU should be fine with Haswell. It is very overkill though. Get 650w.



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July 26, 2013 7:40:48 AM

Where I work we have seen several recent WD Blue hard drives failing after just 1-2 years service. These are a slightly different model than yours, but I would recommend getting a different boot/system device and use the WD Blue as a backup drive.
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July 26, 2013 8:38:13 AM

From what I see, haswell is not worth it right now for gaming so I am going to skip it and go with the i5. Overclocking is somethignI want to learn, but now rght now. I figure couple years down the road when/if the new processors are worth it, I will get a new MB to support and then will play around with OC the old processor - so if I mess it up, no big deal.

Also was looking at SLI with two med range cards, but read there are some issues - heat, power, bugs - so I will hold off until I upgrad the MB with new processor - so SLI and OC not right now but in the future. So would a 650w power supply work SLI with a GTX 770 in the future?
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July 26, 2013 10:42:30 AM

I believe the GTX770 uses up to 250W at stock. So two would be 500W, You would probably want something like 750-850W.

I use a 1050W to power a pair of GTX580 and a 4770k, overclocked the TPD of the chip is something like 150W, and I have no idea on the cards, which I bumped up about 100Mhz.
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July 26, 2013 10:57:13 AM

Eximo said:
I believe the GTX770 uses up to 250W at stock. So two would be 500W, You would probably want something like 750-850W.

I use a 1050W to power a pair of GTX580 and a 4770k, overclocked the TPD of the chip is something like 150W, and I have no idea on the cards, which I bumped up about 100Mhz.


Alright- thanks for the information!

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