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First PC Build, Need Some Advice! :)

Hey there,

This is my first build, and I just want someone to check over it to make sure it will all work and everything will run smooth when purchasing it. The build specs are below. Please note that there is not a HDD, ODD or an OS included, as I can use those from my old build on this new one!

BUILD SPECS:

CPU: Intel Core i5 4670 3.4G 6MB LGA1150
GPU: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB OC Edition
RAM: G.Skill Ares DDR3-1600 8GB Dual Channel
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO Series 120GB SSD
PSU: Antec HCG 620
MOBO: ASRock B85M-PRO4 Motherboard
CASE: Coolermaster K380 Case with Window

Any advice is much appreciated!

Thanks,
Loki :)
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  1. Hello,

    So far the build looks pretty good. Although, there's one thing I would change and that is the power supply. Aerocool PSU's aren't the best PSU's for the money. Furthermore, your gpu+cpu will eat quite a lot of power. Sapphire recommends 750W power supply for that card but that's bollocks. You'll be safe with a 600-650W PSU for one card, but the 550W Aerocool PSU isn't the correct choice here since it's not a quality PSU.
    I'd go with this one instead:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151118
    Hope this helps:)
  2. Waghzufel said:
    Hello,

    So far the build looks pretty good. Although, there's one thing I would change and that is the power supply. Aerocool PSU's aren't the best PSU's for the money. Furthermore, your gpu+cpu will eat quite a lot of power. Sapphire recommends 750W power supply for that card but that's bollocks. You'll be safe with a 600-650W PSU for one card, but the 550W Aerocool PSU isn't the correct choice here since it's not a quality PSU.
    I'd go with this one instead:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151118
    Hope this helps:)


    Hey there,

    Thanks a ton for that quick reply! As I am in Australia, the vendor that I am purchasing from does not sell that product (the SeaSonic PSU), so I decided to go with the following PSU: http://www.cplonline.com.au/corsair-cx-600-modular-80-bronze-power-supply.html

    Would you recommend the above?

    Thanks,
    Loki :)
  3. Best answer
    Loki123 said:
    Waghzufel said:
    Hello,

    So far the build looks pretty good. Although, there's one thing I would change and that is the power supply. Aerocool PSU's aren't the best PSU's for the money. Furthermore, your gpu+cpu will eat quite a lot of power. Sapphire recommends 750W power supply for that card but that's bollocks. You'll be safe with a 600-650W PSU for one card, but the 550W Aerocool PSU isn't the correct choice here since it's not a quality PSU.
    I'd go with this one instead:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151118
    Hope this helps:)


    Hey there,

    Thanks a ton for that quick reply! As I am in Australia, the vendor that I am purchasing from does not sell that product (the SeaSonic PSU), so I decided to go with the following PSU: http://www.cplonline.com.au/corsair-cx-600-modular-80-bronze-power-supply.html

    Would you recommend the above?

    Thanks,
    Loki :)


    Hello,

    That PSU looks pretty good. I'd personally go with a 650W PSU though.
    Either get that one or this one==> http://www.cplonline.com.au/corsair-vs650-atx-power-supply.html
    Both of these PSU's are from Corsair so they have top quality parts. The ATX one is slightly more on the budget side, but it still produces the amount of power you need and it's pretty reliable. If you want to have a quality corsair PSU and you're willing to spend a bit more money then get this instead and discard the other two ==>http://www.cplonline.com.au/corsair-hx-650-v2-650w-power-supply-atx.html
    Hope this helps:)
  4. While corsair does make quality PSUs, the VS CX series don't really match the quality of parts you have selected for your system. Don't go cheap on the PSU, you'll regret it.

    Antec HCG 620 $105 Made by Seasonic, arguably the best PSU maker there is right now.
    http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg620
  5. jimthenagual said:
    While corsair does make quality PSUs, the VS CX series don't really match the quality of parts you have selected for your system. Don't go cheap on the PSU, you'll regret it.

    Antec HCG 620 $105 Made by Seasonic, arguably the best PSU maker there is right now.
    http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg620


    Ok, I changed the PSU to the Antec HCG 620 as you said. So the below list is the current and updates list. Anything else worth changing?

    BUILD SPECS:

    CPU: Intel Core i5 4670 3.4G 6MB LGA1150
    GPU: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB OC Edition
    RAM: G.Skill Ares DDR3-1600 8GB Dual Channel
    SSD: Samsung 840 EVO Series 120GB SSD
    PSU: Antec HCG 620
    MOBO: ASRock B85M-PRO4 Motherboard
    CASE: Coolermaster K380 Case with Window
  6. Waghzufel said:
    Loki123 said:
    Waghzufel said:
    Hello,

    So far the build looks pretty good. Although, there's one thing I would change and that is the power supply. Aerocool PSU's aren't the best PSU's for the money. Furthermore, your gpu+cpu will eat quite a lot of power. Sapphire recommends 750W power supply for that card but that's bollocks. You'll be safe with a 600-650W PSU for one card, but the 550W Aerocool PSU isn't the correct choice here since it's not a quality PSU.
    I'd go with this one instead:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151118
    Hope this helps:)


    Hey there,

    Thanks a ton for that quick reply! As I am in Australia, the vendor that I am purchasing from does not sell that product (the SeaSonic PSU), so I decided to go with the following PSU: http://www.cplonline.com.au/corsair-cx-600-modular-80-bronze-power-supply.html

    Would you recommend the above?

    Thanks,
    Loki :)


    Hello,

    That PSU looks pretty good. I'd personally go with a 650W PSU though.
    Either get that one or this one==> http://www.cplonline.com.au/corsair-vs650-atx-power-supply.html
    Both of these PSU's are from Corsair so they have top quality parts. The ATX one is slightly more on the budget side, but it still produces the amount of power you need and it's pretty reliable. If you want to have a quality corsair PSU and you're willing to spend a bit more money then get this instead and discard the other two ==>http://www.cplonline.com.au/corsair-hx-650-v2-650w-power-supply-atx.html
    Hope this helps:)



    Thanks for your help! I have currently changed the PSU to the Antec HCG 620 as jimthenagual said to do. The current list is above.

    - Loki :)
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