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Are my PSU and Case a good choice for this build?

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January 26, 2014 8:55:08 AM

I am saving up for a computer, and this is my first build. I am starting to have doubts about my case and my Power Supply, so if you could help me, I would much appreciate it!

Part list:
CPU- Intel Core i5-4670k
Mobo- MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX
Memory- Crucial Ballistix Sport 1x8 GB
SSD: SanDisk ReadyCache 32 GB
HDD: Western Digial Caviar Blue 1 TB 7200RPM
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 770 Gaming OC 2 GB
PSU: SilverStone Plus 750W 80+ Silver Fully Modular
Case: Antec One Mid ATX
Case Fan: Corsair AF140 140mm
OS: Windows 7 Premium 64-bit
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST

The Antec One looks like a decent case for one that's less than $75. Plus, it's built for great air-flow. As for my PSU, I chose 750W because according to PCPartPicker, the estimated wattage is 423W. I plan on SLI'ing GPUs as soon as I can, which would raise the estimated to about 650W. Then, I would want to add things such as an aftermarket CPU Cooler, and maybe an i7-4770k, or maybe a Broadwell CPU if it uses LGA 1150. However, is 300W too big of a difference to use the PSU in the mean-time of having the PC but not getting the second 770?

Thanks a ton for your answers! I really appreciate you helping me!

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January 26, 2014 9:06:02 AM

Yes they are very good choices.

For 2 770's go 850w.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $134.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-26 12:05 EST-0500)


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $29.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-26 12:06 EST-0500)
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January 26, 2014 9:06:59 AM

First if you had a 10,000watt power supply, the computer only draws what it needs.
The trouble is the other way.
If you had a 400watt power supply and the computer draws 600watts the power supply will put our 600watts until it fries. If it starts.

Load controls output.

Second starting with dual cards is not the best option.
If you plan on adding the second card a year down the road when thew price drops, that makes sense.

Right now you can buy a faster single card for same or less money than those 2-770s.

Edit
After looking at bench marks, I may have to take that back.
You are getting close to where 2 cards are your only option, for faster.



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January 26, 2014 9:19:05 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Yes they are very good choices.

For 2 770's go 850w.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $134.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-26 12:05 EST-0500)


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $29.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-26 12:06 EST-0500)


Okay, so my list would look like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($145.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Sandisk ReadyCache 32GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($334.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($11.99 @ B&H)
Other: Rosewill RTK-002 Anti-Static Wrist Strap ($6.99)
Total: $1222.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-26 12:17 EST-0500)

Would that be the best compared to the previous one?
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January 26, 2014 9:20:51 AM

Very nice build.
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