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August 13, 2013 4:11:33 PM

I am looking for the right power supply and case for this setup. The goal of this setup is to have a rather powerful desktop that can easily play higher poly games(star citizen, Skyrim[?]), run blender smoothly, and generally be capable of much more than my current pc. Here are the parts I am planning on using:

ASUS MAXIMUS VI EXTREME LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770K

EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10D-16GTX

So, I was thinking of using a XION AXP-1000K14XE 1000W ATX SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80+ Bronze Modular Power Supply, but I wasn't sure if it is worth the $120. I currently have no idea on what case I want, and in all honesty, I want the easiest case to put all this into where it can be cool - I could care little about having it look snazzy. My question restated: which power supply and case would you all suggest for my build? Is this all compatible?

Update: Would anyone recommend the Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Intel Haswell Fully Compatible

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August 13, 2013 4:27:41 PM

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

Don't see a Xion in thx top few tiers. Get a 750W (if u will SLI) or 550W (if not) from corsair, seasonic, xfx, etc.

Fractal R4 will hold ur stuff and be pretty quiet. Corsair 500r is reasonably quiet and cools well enough but id a really big mid tower. 400r is a bit smaller.

Edit: that mobo is gross overkill. Need something in the ~$150 - $180 range. Think Asus pro fits that. No noticeable gain from spending all that extra.

Only need 1600mhz ram - higher again gains nothing for gaming.

Get a 770 instead.

Don't really need 4770k today but may down the line do not a bad idea.

Need at least an entry level cooler like the Evo or Gaia. Bigger is noctua dh-14 (air) or corsair h100i (water).
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