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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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  1. 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?
  2. $1200. I already have the seagate 1TB HD
  3. Best answer
    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-cmpsu650txv2
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbefx


    This is a better case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147107

    It has 5 fans. The NZXT source 530 has only 2 and won't cool high-end graphics cards properly IMO.
  4. 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.
  5. 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-gtx-770/specifications
  6. 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)
  7. @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?
  8. 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.
  9. Will I be safe for the future with just a mid-tower?
  10. 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.
  11. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $99.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-30 20:50 EST-0500)
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. Excellent point...

    Newegg allows returns within 30 days of purchase. I'd try to gather everything within that time.
    http://www.newegg.com/HelpInfo/FAQDetail.aspx?Module=5
  16. 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.
  17. 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?
  18. I'd pick SSD, after installing Windows. You can always change it back if you have to.
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