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August 20, 2013 5:27:29 PM

Hey everyone!

I'm purchasing my first custom built PC. I'll be doing audio and video work - Primarily adobe premiere and pro tools. Before I purchase it I just want to make sure that what I chose is all compatible and nothing should over heat or explode.

Here are the specs:
GAMING PC Core™ i7 / i5 Z87 2-way SLI® / CrossFireX™ Custom Gaming System
FRACTAL DESIGN Define R4 Black Pearl Silent Mid-Tower Case, ATX, No PSU, Plastic/Steel
COOLER MASTER GX 450W Power Supply, 80 PLUS® Bronze, ATX12V 2.31, 6-pin PCIe, Retail
INTEL Core™ i7-4770K Quad-Core 3.5 - 3.9GHz TB, HD Graphics 4600, LGA1150, 8MB L3 Cache, DDR3-1600, 22nm, 84W, EIST HT VT-x XD, Retail
CORSAIR H60 Hydro CPU Liquid Cooling System, Socket LGA2011/1150/1155/1156/1366/FM1/AM3/AM2, Retail
MSI Z87 MPower, LGA1150, Intel® Z87, DDR3-3000 (O.C.) 64GB /4, PCIe x16 SLI CF /1+2*, SATA 6Gb/s RAID 5 /8, DP + 2x HDMI, USB 3.0 /6+2, HDA, WiFi, BT, GbLAN, ATX, Retail
MUSHKIN 32GB (4 x 8GB) Essentials PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
MSI R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC, Radeon™ HD 7970 1010MHz, 3GB GDDR5 5500MHz, PCIe x16 CrossFire, DVI + HDMI + 2x mini-DP, Retail
SEAGATE 1TB Barracuda®, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 64MB cache
RAID No RAID, Independent HDD Drives
LITE-ON iHAS124 Black 24x DVD±RW Dual-Layer Burner, SATA, OEM
CUSTOM WIRING Standard Wiring with Precision Cable Routing and Tie-Down
MICROSOFT Windows 8 Professional 64-bit Edition, OEM w/ Media

Thank you!

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August 20, 2013 5:31:25 PM

450W won't be enough for your HD 7970. You will need at least 500W, and I would rather recommend you to get one from either Antec, Corsair, Seasonic or XFX.

Aside from that, the build loooks good, and everything is compatible.
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August 20, 2013 5:37:12 PM

i can tell you you will need more then 450w Power supply just to start!!! a crossfire or sli system will start at around 800W depending on you cards and if ur liquid cooling it then your probably going to need more towards 1000W. a mid tower will mother board most likely wont have room for 2 PCI express slots so i would go full tower! i would say look for a high end processor look at the slot type and buy a board that fits that type with at least 2 pci-e slots. use http://support.asus.com/powersupply.aspx to see how big of a power supply you need for the whole rig!

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August 20, 2013 5:39:50 PM

agree with seladon 500 at the very least...maybe even go with a 550
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August 20, 2013 7:02:42 PM

you dont need a full tower for water cooling. that case supports water cooling. you can get a 600 w if you want it wont hurt anything. 550w would do you fine. do you plan on running sli in the future or just having the one gpu?
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