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August 30, 2013 7:27:57 AM

I'm working on my first build, and I want to know what kind of wattage my build would require.

My Build:
Intel Core i5-4670
ASUS H87-PLUS - Socket 1150 - ATX
Kingston HyperX Beast 8GB
ASUS GeForce GT 640
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 - 1TB
Sandisk SSD - 64 GB
ASUS DRW-24B5ST - DVD Burner

As for now I've the Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 - 620 Wattage on my mind.
Though I'm not sure if that would do. Or if I can get lower.

Thanks in advance.

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August 30, 2013 7:32:11 AM

You can get much much lower. You could probably run that on a very high quality 380 or pretty much any reliable brand 450+.
August 30, 2013 7:38:48 AM

Venator44 said:
I'm working on my first build, and I want to know what kind of wattage my build would require.

My Build:
Intel Core i5-4670
ASUS H87-PLUS - Socket 1150 - ATX
Kingston HyperX Beast 8GB
ASUS GeForce GT 640
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 - 1TB
Sandisk SSD - 64 GB
ASUS DRW-24B5ST - DVD Burner

As for now I've the Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 - 620 Wattage on my mind.
Though I'm not sure if that would do. Or if I can get lower.

Thanks in advance.



I generally recommend going with corsair/seasonic but as said before your psu is a bit overkill, use this to figure out what you need: http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js...

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August 30, 2013 7:44:09 AM

May I know for what is the PC going to be used ? The GT640 + i5-4670 isn't good VFM under any case including gaming or general use , HTPC , or anything. Get a i5-3570 + Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H + 4GB RAM +GTX 650Ti Boost. And what about case/chassis/cabinet ?
Any ways for question , a CX 500 is the best choice. If more quality is needed , get any thing of choice between 500-600W range depending on how much you will upgrade.
August 30, 2013 8:42:15 AM

CommentariesAnd More said:
May I know for what is the PC going to be used ? The GT640 + i5-4670 isn't good VFM under any case including gaming or general use , HTPC , or anything. Get a i5-3570 + Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H + 4GB RAM +GTX 650Ti Boost. And what about case/chassis/cabinet ?
Any ways for question , a CX 500 is the best choice. If more quality is needed , get any thing of choice between 500-600W range depending on how much you will upgrade.



It's not? I didn't knew that. Could you point out why?
I'm mostly gonna use it for daily use (checking e-mail, internet, etc.) but also for gaming.
Someone else said it's a good solid PC.

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August 30, 2013 10:07:07 AM
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Venator44 said:
CommentariesAnd More said:
May I know for what is the PC going to be used ? The GT640 + i5-4670 isn't good VFM under any case including gaming or general use , HTPC , or anything. Get a i5-3570 + Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H + 4GB RAM +GTX 650Ti Boost. And what about case/chassis/cabinet ?
Any ways for question , a CX 500 is the best choice. If more quality is needed , get any thing of choice between 500-600W range depending on how much you will upgrade.



It's not? I didn't knew that. Could you point out why?
I'm mostly gonna use it for daily use (checking e-mail, internet, etc.) but also for gaming.
Someone else said it's a good solid PC.


Not at all. The i5 is an overkill for the usage. Wait for Haswell i3's ( senseless IMO ) or get a i3-3220. Your PC can not go above medium if your lucky on modern games. Get a AMD APU-A10 build with 1866MHz or 2133MHz of 4 or 8 GB DDR3 RAM , which will be a cheaper solution if your not looking for gaming above the low-medium range. Here's something -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A85XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($102.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $573.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-30 13:06 EDT-0400)

This is a much more better build practically.
August 30, 2013 12:36:00 PM

CommentariesAnd More said:
Venator44 said:
CommentariesAnd More said:
May I know for what is the PC going to be used ? The GT640 + i5-4670 isn't good VFM under any case including gaming or general use , HTPC , or anything. Get a i5-3570 + Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H + 4GB RAM +GTX 650Ti Boost. And what about case/chassis/cabinet ?
Any ways for question , a CX 500 is the best choice. If more quality is needed , get any thing of choice between 500-600W range depending on how much you will upgrade.



It's not? I didn't knew that. Could you point out why?
I'm mostly gonna use it for daily use (checking e-mail, internet, etc.) but also for gaming.
Someone else said it's a good solid PC.


Not at all. The i5 is an overkill for the usage. Wait for Haswell i3's ( senseless IMO ) or get a i3-3220. Your PC can not go above medium if your lucky on modern games. Get a AMD APU-A10 build with 1866MHz or 2133MHz of 4 or 8 GB DDR3 RAM , which will be a cheaper solution if your not looking for gaming above the low-medium range. Here's something -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A85XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($102.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $573.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-30 13:06 EDT-0400)

This is a much more better build practically.


Hmm.. Well, since I live in the Netherlands, I can't really buy parts from the USA, although it's even cheaper. Even if I would, I still have to use a service which'll give me a USA address, so they can ship it to me. And then I have to pay imports rights on the parts. Which'll eventually make it quite expensive.

What would I do if I wanted to game on medium - high range?
I'm looking to stay below €800 ($1058,80).
August 30, 2013 3:56:56 PM

CommentariesAnd More said:
Venator44 said:
CommentariesAnd More said:
May I know for what is the PC going to be used ? The GT640 + i5-4670 isn't good VFM under any case including gaming or general use , HTPC , or anything. Get a i5-3570 + Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H + 4GB RAM +GTX 650Ti Boost. And what about case/chassis/cabinet ?
Any ways for question , a CX 500 is the best choice. If more quality is needed , get any thing of choice between 500-600W range depending on how much you will upgrade.


I might also dabble into Blender again, and GIMP. So I think an i5 would still stay in my budget. And an i7 wouldn't really be necessary.

It's not? I didn't knew that. Could you point out why?
I'm mostly gonna use it for daily use (checking e-mail, internet, etc.) but also for gaming.
Someone else said it's a good solid PC.


Not at all. The i5 is an overkill for the usage. Wait for Haswell i3's ( senseless IMO ) or get a i3-3220. Your PC can not go above medium if your lucky on modern games. Get a AMD APU-A10 build with 1866MHz or 2133MHz of 4 or 8 GB DDR3 RAM , which will be a cheaper solution if your not looking for gaming above the low-medium range. Here's something -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A85XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($102.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $573.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-30 13:06 EDT-0400)

This is a much more better build practically.

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