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July 29, 2013 8:28:01 AM

Ok so this will make my 2nd build ever. The first build was 8 years ago, I was 16 and the AMD A64 3200+ and Geforce 6800 was the hottest thing out.

It actually burned out the PSU about 2 years ago, and has been sitting, I have just been sitting around as well. Just now taking action to get a new rig. I've just put it out of sight, out of mind for so long. However it's finally time to get my nerd zen back on.

Please TH, tell me how I did! Parts have already been ordered:

Case - Roswewill Full ATX Thor V2 (black)

HDD- WD Blue 1TB 6GB/s

SSD - Crucial 64Gb 6GB/s

PSU - Seasonic 650w 80 PLUS GOLD

CPU - Intel i5 3570k

Heatsink - CM Hyper 212 EVO

MOBO - Asus P8Z77-V LX

GPU - Gigabyte GTX 760

RAM - 8Gb Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz PC3

Optical - Pioneer BD/DVD/CD Burner

OS - Windows 7 Home

That's about it, besides some thermal paste and misc cables. Is there anything I am forgetting??

I will be using my 50" Samsung LED TV as a moniter. I already have speakers/headphones, mouse, keyboard, and soundbar.

Kinda blindly picked that mobo, any thoughts there?



July 29, 2013 8:32:14 AM

If the ssd going to be the os boot drive up the size of the Ssd to 128g to leave room for garbage collection and drive wear leving.
July 29, 2013 8:41:37 AM

It is for OS booting, however budget was VERY tight. I decided to skimp a little on the SSD instead of anything else.

128Gb is just for peace of mind right? I should be alright with 64 as long as I keep it tidy, right? Its only for the OS and my top 2-3 games/applications.
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July 29, 2013 8:54:04 AM
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Looks like a solid build to me. I tend to agree with getting a 128GB SSD over a 64GB SSD if you can spare the change. Windows 7 takes up about 40GB, and you NEVER want to run an SSD anywhere near its max capacity. So I would hesitate to put more data than just the OS on the SSD.

If you don't want a 128GB SSD though, then your build is still solid as long as you keep *everything* on your HDD. And for that I would suggest a WD Black drive.

You can save some money by lowering the wattage of your PSU. You really don't need more than 550W.
July 29, 2013 9:08:08 AM

Would you mind telling your complete budget for this build?
July 29, 2013 10:03:03 AM

LeMonarque said:

You can save some money by lowering the wattage of your PSU. You really don't need more than 550W.


I plan on adding another GTX 760 later on. I suppose I can add another SSD later on as well for games only. It would be nice to have a dedicated SSD for both gaming and the OS separately, as well the 1TB HDD for all general files/multimedia.

My budget was $1200, like I said the parts are already ordered this is my final build sheet.
July 29, 2013 10:14:07 AM

TechLogic said:
LeMonarque said:

You can save some money by lowering the wattage of your PSU. You really don't need more than 550W.


I plan on adding another GTX 760 later on. I suppose I can add another SSD later on as well for games only. It would be nice to have a dedicated SSD for both gaming and the OS separately, as well the 1TB HDD for all general files/multimedia.

My budget was $1200, like I said the parts are already ordered this is my final build sheet.


Okay since you plan to SLI, then go for a 750W PSU. It would be a safer choice.
July 29, 2013 10:36:00 AM

Well I suppose it's my own fault for not posting this thread BEFORE I placed the order. However, I don't think my budget would allow for quality 750w PSU anyways.

Looks as if I can already plan on upgrading my PSU when I go SLI :( 
I was hoping the 650 GOLD + could handle it...but I'll do what I need to do to keep it safe.

So 2 mistakes so far: PSU and SSD too small for goals.


July 29, 2013 10:54:36 AM

Not much problem then, I was suggesting 650Watts just leaving some space for any future upgrades, but a 650W PSU should do just fine. Anyways you should not go less than 650 Watts. If you have already placed the order for 650 watts PSU then it is fine. Not much problem there.
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