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Ordering in a couple hours, did i do okay?

Does everything look good here? I went with the M cause it gave me a better choice with MB's and the build came out cheaper than using the regular prodigy mini. Thanks guys!

Estimated Wattage: 233W, will I be good with the 430W? Or am i cutting it close and should grab a 500w ?


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.29 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy M Arctic White MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($86.49 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $620.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-03 02:03 EST-0500)
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  1. All set. You are good to go. 430W should be ok with this setup though you may consider having 500w as headroom.

    Good Luck
  2. you are good to go :)
    every single part of it is good pick for power efficient build

    btw you shouldnt expect high-setting gaming with i5 and only GTX 750 ti
  3. AMD Radeon said:
    you are good to go :)
    every single part of it is good pick for power efficient build

    btw you shouldnt expect high-setting gaming with i5 and only GTX 750 ti


    Not expecting too much, I play kinda older games Fifa 13/ NBA 2k13 / Borderlands 2 and Dirt 2. I don't think any of these will give it much trouble do you? Recommend anything better in this price range? Or worth stepping down to a 650 ti boost?
  4. nashdes001 said:


    Same price as well on newegg wouldn't mind going that route.
  5. everything looked good except for the psu i hooked you up with a seasonic psu and the watts on the gpu is only 65 the watts for your cpu is 84 therest of the amperage draw is around 4a it equals around 16 a on the 12v rail you will be fine with this one as it can handle 24a on the 12v rail...the cx series is not a good choice in psu

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/33fpL
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/33fpL/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/33fpL/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.29 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: BitFenix Prodigy M Arctic White MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($86.49 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 300W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Mwave)
    Total: $640.73
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-03 02:11 EST-0500)

    also do you already have an os?
  6. Bad_Kitty13 said:
    everything looked good except for the psu i hooked you up with a seasonic psu and the watts on the gpu is only 65 the watts for your cpu is 84 therest of the amperage draw is around 4a it equals around 16 a on the 12v rail you will be fine with this one as it can handle 24a on the 12v rail...the cx series is not a good choice in psu

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/33fpL
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/33fpL/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/33fpL/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.29 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: BitFenix Prodigy M Arctic White MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($86.49 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 300W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Mwave)
    Total: $640.73
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-03 02:11 EST-0500)

    also do you already have an os?


    Sweet! Thanks for the suggestion I'll check it out. And yes I'll be sticking with good ole 7.
  7. Best answer
    JunkyJeff said:
    AMD Radeon said:
    you are good to go :)
    every single part of it is good pick for power efficient build

    btw you shouldnt expect high-setting gaming with i5 and only GTX 750 ti


    Not expecting too much, I play kinda older games Fifa 13/ NBA 2k13 / Borderlands 2 and Dirt 2. I don't think any of these will give it much trouble do you? Recommend anything better in this price range? Or worth stepping down to a 650 ti boost?


    if you do the actual math on it, it only draws 16a off the 12v rail at maxload that is 192 watts that is all you will need
    cpu=84w/12v 7a
    gpu=65w/12v 5.4a
    tdp on mobo is no more than 4a (its locked)

    that is 16.4a on the 12v rail thats it
    16.4a x 12v = 196.8 watts
    a 450w psu is the equivalent as getting a 1000w psu for a system with a 760 in it :(
  8. JunkyJeff said:
    Bad_Kitty13 said:
    everything looked good except for the psu i hooked you up with a seasonic psu and the watts on the gpu is only 65 the watts for your cpu is 84 therest of the amperage draw is around 4a it equals around 16 a on the 12v rail you will be fine with this one as it can handle 24a on the 12v rail...the cx series is not a good choice in psu

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/33fpL
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/33fpL/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/33fpL/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.29 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: BitFenix Prodigy M Arctic White MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($86.49 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 300W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Mwave)
    Total: $640.73
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-03 02:11 EST-0500)

    also do you already have an os?


    Sweet! Thanks for the suggestion I'll check it out. And yes I'll be sticking with good ole 7.


    +1 for the windows 7 no headaches!!
  9. Bad_Kitty13 said:
    JunkyJeff said:
    AMD Radeon said:
    you are good to go :)
    every single part of it is good pick for power efficient build

    btw you shouldnt expect high-setting gaming with i5 and only GTX 750 ti


    Not expecting too much, I play kinda older games Fifa 13/ NBA 2k13 / Borderlands 2 and Dirt 2. I don't think any of these will give it much trouble do you? Recommend anything better in this price range? Or worth stepping down to a 650 ti boost?


    if you do the actual math on it, it only draws 16a off the 12v rail at maxload that is 192 watts that is all you will need
    cpu=84w/12v 7a
    gpu=65w/12v 5.4a
    tdp on mobo is no more than 4a (its locked)

    that is 16.4a on the 12v rail thats it
    16.4a x 12v = 196.8 watts
    a 450w psu is the equivalent as getting a 1000w psu for a system with a 760 in it :(


    Thanks! I knew my EE classes would come in handy haha. Makes total sense
  10. JunkyJeff said:
    Bad_Kitty13 said:
    JunkyJeff said:
    AMD Radeon said:
    you are good to go :)
    every single part of it is good pick for power efficient build

    btw you shouldnt expect high-setting gaming with i5 and only GTX 750 ti


    Not expecting too much, I play kinda older games Fifa 13/ NBA 2k13 / Borderlands 2 and Dirt 2. I don't think any of these will give it much trouble do you? Recommend anything better in this price range? Or worth stepping down to a 650 ti boost?


    if you do the actual math on it, it only draws 16a off the 12v rail at maxload that is 192 watts that is all you will need
    cpu=84w/12v 7a
    gpu=65w/12v 5.4a
    tdp on mobo is no more than 4a (its locked)

    that is 16.4a on the 12v rail thats it
    16.4a x 12v = 196.8 watts
    a 450w psu is the equivalent as getting a 1000w psu for a system with a 760 in it :(


    Thanks! I knew my EE classes would come in handy haha. Makes total sense


    no probs glad to help
  11. JunkyJeff said:
    Bad_Kitty13 said:
    JunkyJeff said:
    AMD Radeon said:
    you are good to go :)
    every single part of it is good pick for power efficient build

    btw you shouldnt expect high-setting gaming with i5 and only GTX 750 ti


    Not expecting too much, I play kinda older games Fifa 13/ NBA 2k13 / Borderlands 2 and Dirt 2. I don't think any of these will give it much trouble do you? Recommend anything better in this price range? Or worth stepping down to a 650 ti boost?


    if you do the actual math on it, it only draws 16a off the 12v rail at maxload that is 192 watts that is all you will need
    cpu=84w/12v 7a
    gpu=65w/12v 5.4a
    tdp on mobo is no more than 4a (its locked)

    that is 16.4a on the 12v rail thats it
    16.4a x 12v = 196.8 watts
    a 450w psu is the equivalent as getting a 1000w psu for a system with a 760 in it :(


    Thanks! I knew my EE classes would come in handy haha. Makes total sense


    http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
  12. nashdes001 said:
    JunkyJeff said:
    Bad_Kitty13 said:
    JunkyJeff said:
    AMD Radeon said:
    you are good to go :)
    every single part of it is good pick for power efficient build

    btw you shouldnt expect high-setting gaming with i5 and only GTX 750 ti


    Not expecting too much, I play kinda older games Fifa 13/ NBA 2k13 / Borderlands 2 and Dirt 2. I don't think any of these will give it much trouble do you? Recommend anything better in this price range? Or worth stepping down to a 650 ti boost?


    if you do the actual math on it, it only draws 16a off the 12v rail at maxload that is 192 watts that is all you will need
    cpu=84w/12v 7a
    gpu=65w/12v 5.4a
    tdp on mobo is no more than 4a (its locked)

    that is 16.4a on the 12v rail thats it
    16.4a x 12v = 196.8 watts
    a 450w psu is the equivalent as getting a 1000w psu for a system with a 760 in it :(


    Thanks! I knew my EE classes would come in handy haha. Makes total sense


    http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp


    online power supply calculators will get you in a balpark but it is no where near accurate, and on top of that you should always check to see what the powersupplys 12v rail can handle because some of them have weaker ones and can cause series instability issues. someof them even have 2 12v rails where you have to figure out it one monster gpu will over power that rail and cause it to fail.......always always always do the math....and that online calculator gives the chipset/memory tdp 34w which is 2.9a and i gave him more headroom than that
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