Possibly upgrading a PC and building a new one.

Hi everyone

I'm new to building computers but after I went to a store and asked them about building a custom PC, nothing special, and receiving a offer that's like 300 euro more than building it myself. I decided to give it a try. Now I got most of it kinda figured out, just have a couple of questions. This PC is intended for some gaming but not hardcore so no overclocking or anything like that. Also I will be drawing lots in AutoCAD inventor. The RAM is going to be from my old PC which I'll give to my girlfriend minus the RAM.

My build will be:

- Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H (rev. 1.0)

- CPU: Intel I7 4771K

- Graphics card: Gigabyte GV-N760OC-2GD

- Casing: Corsair carbide 300R

- PSU: Corsair TX650M

- SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB

- Hard disk: Western digital 500GB 7200 rpm

- Disk drive: Samsung SH-224BB

- RAM: Corsair vengeance 4x4GB 1600MHz

Now for the questions, this case I want to use comes with 2 coolers already. It also has the option to put in more of them, now I wonder if it's useful to put 2 extra on top. And if it is which ones should I get? I can get corsair ones at the store I'm buying all the stuff at but they come with 4 pin connectors and my motherboard only has one of those which I guess is meant for the CPU one.

Is this PSU sufficient? The guy who made me an offer told me 650W is fine and I think it comes down to like a 70W margin.

Edit: Almost forgot what kind of wireless card is a decent one? I play games online mostly and I like watching Youtube videos. Doesn't have to be a super high end one.

Now for the questions about the PC I currently own.

I'd like to put in 8GB of ram but I'm not sure which is good for like some gaming, browsing the internet. I'd just like it to be of decent quality like Corsair or Kingston. Only problem is the corsair site seems to recommend weird things and pretty expensive high end stuff and for some reason the Kingston site, the filters aren't working for me. The processor is an I7 950 and the motherboard is an Asus P6XD58 premium. If anyone could recommend something that would be great.

Right now my PC has a 600W PSU corsair mod stream X. My question is is it possible to get like a gtx 650-660 when they drop in price? The corsair PSU finder recommended that I use like a 430W PSU which seems quite odd since my CPU uses like 130W and the gigabyte gtx-660OC needs like
450W. So that seems kinda wrong. As for the current PSU it's a pretty tight margin, but would this be manageable or do I have to upgrade the PSU also? Or am I wrong and would I be fine?

Any other tips or remarks are greatly appreciated.

Also thanks in advance to people who took the time to read and reply.
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    On new - CPU Cooler - OS?

    On old - I'd look to 12GB to use your tri-channel, maybe the GSkill RJs

    of if wanting to go 8GB

    and yes your PSU should be fine for that GPU
  2. Tradesman1 said:
    On new - CPU Cooler - OS?

    On old - I'd look to 12GB to use your tri-channel, maybe the GSkill RJs

    of if wanting to go 8GB

    and yes your PSU should be fine for that GPU

    I'll be using the stock CPU cooler that comes with this processor also I think I'll get Windows 8 but I'm not sure if that matters a lot if I decide to get Windows 7 after all.

    Also would this memory fit in the old motherboard? Couldn't find the memory you recommended in the shop I'm planning on ordering everything from.

    Sorry by the way it's in dutch but I guess that doesn't really matter, the numbers do.

    Edit: Also I found this wireless network card, think it should be fine, any comments?

    Edit 2: Or this one might actually be better for me and a whole lot cheaper.
  3. The Corsair will be fine, and either wireless card should work, but might think of a USB adapter, the plug in cards have the antenna's going out the back where generally you find the PSU, monitor, speakers, etc power cables which can interfere a bit, (just me, I prefer the USB)
  4. Thank you very much tradesman.
  5. No problem, have fun!
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