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January 30, 2014 4:54:05 PM

Here is my possible build. Could use some advice and or recommendations. Thanks!

NZXT source 530 ATX full tower
MSI z87 G45 MOBO
MSI GeForce GTX 770 2G GPU
Intel Core i5-4680k CPU
NZXT HALE82 V2 700W PSU
G SKILL rip jaws8GbRamDDR3 2133
Samsung 840 Pro Series 128G SSD
Seagate Barracuda 1TB hard drive 7200
ASUS 24x DVD burner/drive
Windows 7

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January 30, 2014 5:00:14 PM

Stephen7882 said:
Here is my possible build. Could use some advice and or recommendations. Thanks!

NZXT source 530 ATX full tower
MSI z87 G45 MOBO
MSI GeForce GTX 770 2G GPU
Intel Core i5-4680k CPU
NZXT HALE82 V2 700W PSU
G SKILL rip jaws8GbRamDDR3 2133
Samsung 840 Pro Series 128G SSD
Seagate Barracuda 1TB hard drive 7200
ASUS 24x DVD burner/drive
Windows 7


how much do you have in mind?

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January 30, 2014 5:14:49 PM

$1200. I already have the seagate 1TB HD
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January 30, 2014 5:22:20 PM

Get a 650W PSU for one GTX 770, or an 850W PSU for two GTX 770 in SLI.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbef...


This is a better case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It has 5 fans. The NZXT source 530 has only 2 and won't cool high-end graphics cards properly IMO.
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January 30, 2014 5:27:14 PM

You don't need a 650 for a single gtx 770, the card only uses 230 watts at full load. I would recommend getting a corsair, antec, xfx, or seasonic power supply, rather than the nzxt.
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January 30, 2014 5:32:22 PM

jeremyp79 said:
You don't need a 650 for a single gtx 770, the card only uses 230 watts at full load. I would recommend getting a corsair, antec, xfx, or seasonic power supply, rather than the nzxt.


True. nVidia recommends "600W minimum". However, I don't like any 600W PSU these days :) 
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...
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January 30, 2014 5:37:12 PM

Stephen7882 said:
$1200. I already have the seagate 1TB HD


heres a better build with no ssd plus the hdd you already have 1500gb storage ;) 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Kv81
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Kv81/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Kv81/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($364.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Lian-Li PC-K7B USB3.0 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 600W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($58.98 @ Newegg)
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) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1193.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-30 20:36 EST-0500)

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January 30, 2014 5:38:26 PM

@aevm. Thanks, rosewill case is sick!
@jeremy. I plan on using 2 gpu's but probably not for another year. Should I just get a higher watt now?
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January 30, 2014 5:42:28 PM

Do you think you can find a buyer for a 600W or 650W PSU, after you have used it for a year?

Get the large 850W so you don't have to pay for BOTH power supplies.
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January 30, 2014 5:47:36 PM

Will I be safe for the future with just a mid-tower?
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January 30, 2014 5:49:43 PM

Stephen7882 said:
Will I be safe for the future with just a mid-tower?


yes. but if i take out that 500gb hdd i can get you a 850watt power supply if you want.

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January 30, 2014 6:24:25 PM

I like the 300R, but it costs more after you add more fans. It comes with only two fans and I think it needs more for a GTX 770, let alone for two of them. Still voting for the Rosewill Blackhawk...
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January 30, 2014 6:45:33 PM

Stephen7882 said:
@aevm. Thanks, rosewill case is sick!
@jeremy. I plan on using 2 gpu's but probably not for another year. Should I just get a higher watt now?


For 2 cards, with a liquid cooler, 10 fans, and 3 hard drives, youd be using just under 700 watts. To make some "Room" to overclock your cpu, I'd get an 800ish watt power supply, though a high quality 750 would probably do ok.http://extreme.outervision.com/ is a great tool to estimate the wattage of your build.

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January 30, 2014 7:26:36 PM

I'm only purchasing a few parts at a time. Should I get "certain" parts before others? I would hate to get a DOA PSU and not know it until the build is complete and I have no power
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January 30, 2014 7:34:36 PM

Thats kinda hard to do really, but I would get the stuff that's required to make it run. CPU, mobo, ram, psu, case. That way if any of those things is having issues, you'll know it and be able to get them rma'd before you finish the system up.
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January 30, 2014 8:02:41 PM

Thanks for the advice. Another question. In BIOS do I have the system boot from the SSD or should it always have it set to boot from optical drive?
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January 30, 2014 8:17:13 PM

I'd pick SSD, after installing Windows. You can always change it back if you have to.
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