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!
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!
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.
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.