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My first gaming/PC build. Would 750Ws be enough?

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September 3, 2013 10:07:16 AM

I am building a PC and its my very first build too :)  I put on a list of what i wanted already but im stuck on how much watts do i need for my build please help.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1zvSZ

thats the parts that i wanted including the PSU im looking at.
and the other PSU im looking at is the corsair gs800. Because it have blue metal and Led on it :D 

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September 3, 2013 10:10:32 AM

That should be more than enough power for everything you have listed.

Edit: I agree totally with Kurifox. 600 would be plenty as well. If you have the money to spend though, you may as well future-proof your rig in case you decide to upgrade down the road.
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September 3, 2013 10:11:02 AM

jordanfx said:
I am building a PC and its my very first build too :)  I put on a list of what i wanted already but im stuck on how much watts do i need for my build please help.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1zvSZ

thats the parts that i wanted including the PSU im looking at.
and the other PSU im looking at is the corsair gs800. Because it have blue metal and Led on it :D 


You dont really need that much, a 600w would be just fine, so you can either save the 30 40$, or keep this one in case you want to sli latter :D 
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September 3, 2013 10:24:31 AM

CMCHLogan said:
That should be more than enough power for everything you have listed.

Edit: I agree totally with Kurifox. 600 would be plenty as well. If you have the money to spend though, you may as well future-proof your rig in case you decide to upgrade down the road.


mmmm im trying to keep everything at the $1000 mark.
but if i were to "future-proof" it. what do you suggest i improve?
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September 3, 2013 10:38:19 AM

Way overkill. I suggest for less money you get the Rosewill Capstone 450W Gold. Should be less then $70, and is gold rated so will use less power. Should easily power your rig.
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September 3, 2013 10:38:24 AM

jordanfx said:
CMCHLogan said:
That should be more than enough power for everything you have listed.

Edit: I agree totally with Kurifox. 600 would be plenty as well. If you have the money to spend though, you may as well future-proof your rig in case you decide to upgrade down the road.


mmmm im trying to keep everything at the $1000 mark.
but if i were to "future-proof" it. what do you suggest i improve?


Everything looks pretty good from here. Looks like you should have extra bays to add more storage if needed, and you have room to add another graphics card if you were to do an SLI setup. One quick note though, dont forget to add a DVD drive to your build (if you need one) and you'll need to buy a small tube of thermal paste. Most processors don't come with it.
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September 3, 2013 10:49:04 AM

4745454b said:
Way overkill. I suggest for less money you get the Rosewill Capstone 450W Gold. Should be less then $70, and is gold rated so will use less power. Should easily power your rig.


Do you think this would run battlefield 4 in high resolution? Because that's what I'm aiming for. And I do want to upgrade stuff later on when I know more about parts :) 

And yes I'll be getting those DVD drive.
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September 3, 2013 10:51:40 AM



Everything looks pretty good from here. Looks like you should have extra bays to add more storage if needed, and you have room to add another graphics card if you were to do an SLI setup. One quick note though, dont forget to add a DVD drive to your build (if you need one) and you'll need to buy a small tube of thermal paste. Most processors don't come with it.[/quotemsg]

What does the thermal paste do?
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September 3, 2013 11:12:09 AM

jordanfx said:


Everything looks pretty good from here. Looks like you should have extra bays to add more storage if needed, and you have room to add another graphics card if you were to do an SLI setup. One quick note though, dont forget to add a DVD drive to your build (if you need one) and you'll need to buy a small tube of thermal paste. Most processors don't come with it.


What does the thermal paste do? [/quotemsg]

Thermal paste glues the heat sync to the processor for better heat conduction.
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September 3, 2013 11:46:42 AM

750w is overkill for 1 GPU. Get a good 600w-650w modular PSU instead. It will be plenty.

Put the money you save into upgrading the Hyper 212 Plus to a Hyper 212 EVO ($10 more but much better cooling).
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September 3, 2013 5:04:46 PM

maddogfargo said:
750w is overkill for 1 GPU. Get a good 600w-650w modular PSU instead. It will be plenty.

Put the money you save into upgrading the Hyper 212 Plus to a Hyper 212 EVO ($10 more but much better cooling).


Okay. I'll look for a good 650w one maybe 700w just in case if I want to fiddle around :) 
Thanks guys for the tips. Big help for newbie like me.
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September 4, 2013 6:53:36 AM

Still way to much power. As I said, 450W gold rated will be fine. But up to you.
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