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March 12, 2014 3:12:53 AM

My Desired Setup:
Motherboard - Asus Maximus VI Hero
CPU - i5-4670k
Graphic Card - Evga gtx770 (2gb)
Case - Fractal Define r4 w/ window
PSU - Corsair RM Series 650 Watt
SSD - Samsung 840 EVO-Series 120GB SSD
RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 2x4GB
Cooler - Corsair h100i

Hey Guys! I'm planning to build a gaming PC. I have done some research on the net and discovered that there are lots of things to consider before building a PC. For example the parts should be compatible, PSU should be according to the TDP of the PC, some parts may cause coil whining etc. So this is what i am planning to buy. Let me know what you guys think. Will 650w PSU suffice the need for this Rig?

Thank you =)

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a b 4 Gaming
March 12, 2014 3:21:39 AM

That looks like a good build and the 650w psu will be fine :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
March 12, 2014 3:49:10 AM

650W will be more than enough for this system, Corsair's RM units are solid one. Also you have selected good parts, especially the case.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 12, 2014 3:50:02 AM

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no worries
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March 12, 2014 3:55:48 AM

maurelie said:
650W will be more than enough for this system, Corsair's RM units are solid one. Also you have selected good parts, especially the case.


Thanks! :D 
How is the Corsair 600T ?
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March 12, 2014 4:45:47 AM

Sorry I forgot to mention I will be overclocking. Will The PSU still be sufficient?
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a b 4 Gaming
March 12, 2014 4:47:17 AM

Corsair 600T especially the white one, is one of my favorite cases, sturdy and good build quality, lot's of space, but i think it is much more expensive than the Fractal Design R4
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a b 4 Gaming
March 12, 2014 4:48:52 AM

Ali Sayed said:
Sorry I forgot to mention I will be overclocking. Will The PSU still be sufficient?


Yes, even with overclocking, it will be enough.
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March 12, 2014 6:21:38 AM

I just built a PC last week very similar to yours. I'd highly suggest going with an MSI Twin Frozer GTX 770 if at all possible. The cooling solution and quietness easily beats out the EVGA card. I've heard numerous people complain about whine from the stock blowers on the EVGA cards, and I do believe the ACX version tends to be louder than the MSI TF card. I would only buy EVGA cards before, but I've fallen in love with my MSI GTX 770. Plus, it matches the ASUS board you've chosen very well! (I nabbed one myself!)

I also picked up the Fractal Design Define R4 Windowed, as you have chosen. It was slightly cheaper than the non-windowed version, which led me to my personal choice. However, if you'll be looking at any additional air cooling for your video card in the near/far future, or have plans to SLI - go with the non-windowed version, so you'll be able to slap some side fans on that beast! (That is the only con to the windowed version, otherwise you can show your prize off with glory!)

I don't know your budget, but if you're in the market for a new processor as your post suggests - The i7 Haswell 4770k is $269.99 @ Micro Center right now, if you do a local pickup. If you have one nearby, it's totally worth the visit! It's a really good price and gives you the feature of hyper threading. (won't really matter for gaming) Plus, Micro Center offers bundle deals. I was able to get $30 off of my Maximus VI Hero, $10 off my RAM, and $10 off of my case. Otherwise, the i5 4670k is a solid choice, and should make a great over clocker, esp. in pair with that corsair h100i!

Last, but not least the power supply! You may want to check into the EVGA SuperNOVA NEX650 G. It's around $20 cheaper, depending on where you're picking your power supply up.(Mine was $79.99 @ Micro Center after doing a bundle deal) It's what I went with, mostly because of the 10 year warranty + vs Corsair's 5 year. Plus, it comes with a lot of nice additions! (Bag for your extra cables, Velcro straps, and molex cables that match your ROG board!) Check it out!

Everything else seems solid. We almost have identical builds! You will love that motherboard, SSD, and gtx 770!
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March 12, 2014 10:18:18 AM

qqnore said:
I just built a PC last week very similar to yours. I'd highly suggest going with an MSI Twin Frozer GTX 770 if at all possible. The cooling solution and quietness easily beats out the EVGA card. I've heard numerous people complain about whine from the stock blowers on the EVGA cards, and I do believe the ACX version tends to be louder than the MSI TF card. I would only buy EVGA cards before, but I've fallen in love with my MSI GTX 770. Plus, it matches the ASUS board you've chosen very well! (I nabbed one myself!)

I also picked up the Fractal Design Define R4 Windowed, as you have chosen. It was slightly cheaper than the non-windowed version, which led me to my personal choice. However, if you'll be looking at any additional air cooling for your video card in the near/far future, or have plans to SLI - go with the non-windowed version, so you'll be able to slap some side fans on that beast! (That is the only con to the windowed version, otherwise you can show your prize off with glory!)

I don't know your budget, but if you're in the market for a new processor as your post suggests - The i7 Haswell 4770k is $269.99 @ Micro Center right now, if you do a local pickup. If you have one nearby, it's totally worth the visit! It's a really good price and gives you the feature of hyper threading. (won't really matter for gaming) Plus, Micro Center offers bundle deals. I was able to get $30 off of my Maximus VI Hero, $10 off my RAM, and $10 off of my case. Otherwise, the i5 4670k is a solid choice, and should make a great over clocker, esp. in pair with that corsair h100i!

Last, but not least the power supply! You may want to check into the EVGA SuperNOVA NEX650 G. It's around $20 cheaper, depending on where you're picking your power supply up.(Mine was $79.99 @ Micro Center after doing a bundle deal) It's what I went with, mostly because of the 10 year warranty + vs Corsair's 5 year. Plus, it comes with a lot of nice additions! (Bag for your extra cables, Velcro straps, and molex cables that match your ROG board!) Check it out!

Everything else seems solid. We almost have identical builds! You will love that motherboard, SSD, and gtx 770!


Your Rig is great. I live in the Middle East, we don't have stores like Micro Center over here and the parts are slightly more expense compared to the US. So upgrading from i5 to i7 will cost alot. MSI GTX 770 is similar to the Evga GTX 770 but i prefer the EVGA because I had a EVGA 560ti before and it was amazing. So it's not going to be my first experience with EVGA. I dont have any plans on doing SLI so i might just buy the windowed version. EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650 G looks really amazing. I will check if it is available here. Thanks alot :) 
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March 12, 2014 8:53:30 PM

Thank you! Yours will be good too! It's too bad they don't have a Micro Center in your area, they have good deals! I always had EVGA too prior to my MSI. I understand your choice though! (To each their own)

I really love the molex cabling on the EVGA PSU. (Red molex for your GPU cables, black on the rest) It goes really well with the ROG themed ASUS board you've chosen!
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