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Advice on PSU and MoBo for new build

I'm creating a mid-high end gaming rig, the parts I have planned are;
  • Intel Core i7 4770
  • Samsung 840 EVO Series 120GB SSD
  • Western Digital WD Black 1TB WD1002FAEX
  • VGA GeForce GTX 770 Superclocked 2GB

I need a PSU and MoBo to complete this list, a friend recommended I get;
  • ASRock H87 Performance Motherboard
  • CoolerMaster GX 650W PSU


I did originally have the following PSU and MoBo on my list, but after talking with my friend it sounds that they are not ideal for what I want;
  • Aerocool VP750 750W True Power
  • ASUS H87M-PLUS Motherboard


So my question is, is what my friend recommended good? What would you recommended? I'd like to spend under $100 AUD for the PSU and no more than around $120 AUD for the MoBo, but I am slightly flexible on those figures.
Also, should I look into cooling?

Your advice and suggestions are greatly appreciated, thanks!
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    your current Mobo is enough for now, since no CPU OC involved. (this Mobo can run two 770s too)
    same goes for the PSU, this PSU can power two such cards with the CPU.
    i suggest keeping them both for now.
  2. Anas Bashar said:
    your current Mobo is enough for now, since no CPU OC involved. (this Mobo can run two 770s too)
    same goes for the PSU, this PSU can power two such cards with the CPU.
    i suggest keeping them both for now.


    Thanks for that, I'm assuming you mean my original build w/ the Aerocool and ASUS H87M?
  3. yes, you are welcome.
  4. I would drop that Aerocool for a more reputable brand. XFX 650W goes for around a $100.
    http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650snlb9
    It has good reviews.
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/XFX-PRO-650-W-Core-Edition-Power-Supply-Review/1165/1

    The mobo is probably fine for your needs.
  5. delfuego said:
    I would drop that Aerocool for a more reputable brand. XFX 650W goes for around a $100.


    you are right, this XFX is better, but the current PSU is working without issues, and has too much headroom too. i do not see any reason to replace it, not now anyway.
  6. Anas Bashar said:
    you are right, this XFX is better, but the current PSU is working without issues, and has too much headroom too. i do not see any reason to replace it, not now anyway.


    Oh, I guess I miss interpreted his post. I was under the impression that he hasn't purchased the psu yet. If he has the Aerocool already, then you're right, he doesn't need to purchase another psu.
  7. delfuego said:
    Anas Bashar said:
    you are right, this XFX is better, but the current PSU is working without issues, and has too much headroom too. i do not see any reason to replace it, not now anyway.


    Oh, I guess I miss interpreted his post. I was under the impression that he hasn't purchased the psu yet. If he has the Aerocool already, then you're right, he doesn't need to purchase another psu.


    While you are correct in that I stated in my post I hadn't yet purchased it, I have actually already got it, I just wanted opinions on it because I heard they are a bad brand.
  8. to be precise, this is not a good quality PSU, but since you had it and it was working properly i do not see anypoint in replacing it. especially if it has a lot of headroom of power.
    but if you decide to change the Mobo or add a second card in the future, i suggest replacing the PSU alongside your future upgrades.
  9. Anas Bashar said:
    to be precise, this is not a good quality PSU, but since you had it and it was working properly i do not see anypoint in replacing it. especially if it has a lot of headroom of power.
    but if you decide to change the Mobo or add a second card in the future, i suggest replacing the PSU alongside your future upgrades.


    okay thanks :)
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