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What power supply to go for? (Wattage) and heatsink

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November 5, 2013 12:58:13 PM

This is my build which I'll use for gaming
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1V9Z0

What power supply do I need and also any tips on picking a cooling unit/heatsink and case
Some sites say 600W, some say 400, some say 700W as well
If possible try to keep the build below $1100

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a c 226 à CPUs
a c 191 V Motherboard
November 5, 2013 1:09:23 PM

Here :

Better motherboard, better PSU, newer CPU range, better CPU cooler. Cheaper but equally good RAM.

PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1XTP2
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1XTP2/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1XTP2/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.79 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($33.85 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($130.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($339.00 @ Vuugo)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($19.52 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($47.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.79 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $986.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-05 16:07 EST-0500)
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a b ) Power supply
a c 226 à CPUs
a c 191 V Motherboard
November 5, 2013 2:58:32 PM

Very much the same. However I trust Asrock more at this point. :)  Just my own pet peeve.
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November 5, 2013 2:59:49 PM

Alright, thanks a lot~!
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a b ) Power supply
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a c 191 V Motherboard
November 5, 2013 3:01:07 PM

No problem. Have fun!
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November 6, 2013 8:00:56 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1696045/3570k-46...
I was reading this thread and another few similar ones, I felt that by the time I have to replace any of the parts I'm buying now, there probably would be some better than the 3570k and 4670. I might oc, the price for them both is almost non-existent and also the motherboard you suggested might get outdated in 2-3 years (which I'm hoping my computer will last at least 3+ years without upgrading)
How long would it take for me to think about upgrading if I'm buying either motherboard or cpu (my current build vs your suggestion?)
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a c 191 V Motherboard
November 6, 2013 8:03:40 AM

Well mine obviously has more scaling potential, like multi GPU support for example.

The CPU will last more than 3 years if you OC it in time, the GPU might need an upgrade, but that is hard to say.
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November 6, 2013 8:10:12 AM

Say for example if I go with the 4670 you got any idea how long it'd take to get a newer cpu ?
About that motherboard too, how long would it take for it to get 'outdated'

I'm new to building a computer and got no experience looking into cpu and motherboard releases so I'm a bit on the edge about dropping down the hammer on one of the motherboards and cpu in terms of longevity
There was a post saying that in case there's a problem with the 1155, it might be a problem to get another 1155 so if you apply the same to the 1150 does it even out?
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a b ) Power supply
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a c 191 V Motherboard
November 6, 2013 8:44:04 AM

Yeah thats a very good mobo and at an EPIC pricetag.
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November 6, 2013 8:47:05 AM

Novuake said:
Yeah thats a very good mobo and at an EPIC pricetag.


Whenever I see a good one with a really low/good price, seems to me as though there's something fishy :D 
(weeding out bad ones or maybe those that don't catch up etc)
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