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1000+~ $ gaming build, what do you think about psu? And overall build

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May 8, 2014 3:08:00 PM

Hi, this is my gaming build I am planing to buy, parts where changing for a 3 weeks already, since I read a lot of reviews, and I was thinking how to use my money best. I am already sure about all the parts, because they fit my needs by almost 100%, except psu and case. Case is a little bit pricey, I would like to go with like a 60 bucks case, but I can't find the case which will fit my needs. I want to buy case which is not so loud, and with a few fans and good airflow. I know my system should be cool already, but I want to keep my parts as cold as possible. So I found one in a 120$ range. But there are plenty of cases I don't know, so maybe some1 could recommend me a case from their own experience. Another thing - PSU, I am hitting 424W usage in my part lost @ pcpartpicker. I think this might add few more watts with those case fans, and maybe when ill be using external dvd/cd rw device (if I'll be using it). With a headphones, mice, keyboard and so on I still should fit in <450W I think. So I'll have another 100W (~20%) which I shouldn't be using. Since this PSU is high quality I believe. There shouldn't be any problems. Am I right?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Thermal Compound: Noctua NT-H1 3.5g Thermal Paste ($5.44 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty H87 Performance ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($107.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($328.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT H440 (Red/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1123.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-08 18:05 EDT-0400)
May 8, 2014 3:13:44 PM

buying thermal paste with that cooler is not strictly necessary since the Hyper 212 EVO already comes included with thermal paste.
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May 8, 2014 3:22:33 PM

Yea, that PSU is more then enough. Why do you want that CPU? Why not the i5-4670k?
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May 8, 2014 3:24:05 PM

Congrats on your future purchase.

1. Note the following you will not be able to overclock on that H87 Board.
2. You only have 13% (424w of 550 max) room on that PSU with all your components as 650-700W would be good to with some whiggle room (For a future upgrade on the GPU for SLI)
3. Try the following case. Its a dream and is has plenty of fans included and it keep your components cool http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/define...
4. Don't forget yoru operation system (thats another $99 to your budget)

I will let other point out a few more other suggestions

Best luck
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May 8, 2014 3:25:13 PM

Here's some minor adjustments.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Gpq1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Gpq1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Gpq1/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Thermal Compound: Noctua NT-H1 3.5g Thermal Paste ($5.44 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty H87 Performance ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($107.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($328.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec GX500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1044.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-08 18:24 EDT-0400)



***That PSU is more then enough. You'd be lucky to pull 350W from this rig...
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May 8, 2014 3:31:32 PM

chargeit said:
Yea, that PSU is more then enough. Why do you want that CPU? Why not the i5-4670k?


Originaly I was thinking about i5, but then I realized that I won't be overclocking, since those 3.3 Ghz is plenty, and i believe, that for a near future games, there will be more than enough of those 3.3 GHz, because of consoles, with that low frequency AMD thing. Also, I will get HT, which I believe can help me later on. Plus I don't need integrated graphics, which I think add more heat to CPU, and shorten its life. Even if its not, I still don't need it. And going with a i5k, I would have to buy Z motherboard, so coming to price/performance, I am getting better ratio going with xeon build.
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May 8, 2014 3:36:25 PM

Here you go, this PSU is larger, and still bronze rated. Gave you a cheaper case, i5 locked cpu, and much better mobo for less...

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3GpJ1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3GpJ1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3GpJ1/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Thermal Compound: Noctua NT-H1 3.5g Thermal Paste ($5.44 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($328.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec GX500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $1041.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-08 18:35 EDT-0400)
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May 8, 2014 3:40:43 PM

tachybana said:
Congrats on your future purchase.

1. Note the following you will not be able to overclock on that H87 Board.
2. You only have 13% (424w of 550 max) room on that PSU with all your components as 650-700W would be good to with some whiggle room (For a future upgrade on the GPU for SLI)
3. Try the following case. Its a dream and is has plenty of fans included and it keep your components cool http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/define...
4. Don't forget yoru operation system (thats another $99 to your budget)

I will let other point out a few more other suggestions

Best luck


I am not interested into overclocking, and I believe there will be plenty of those 3.3 GHz with HT. About PSU I was thinking going 600-650W, but I have to pay much more money if I want to get 6-650W quality PSU. So since I am not thinking of going with SLI/XFire, I believe buying 650 and leave those 250 W not used is not realy smart. IF I am going to fit in those 550W, then I am getting better performance/price ratio I think. I don't want to buy anything, which I don't need, I won't use, or I won't feel difference. The case is really interesting, I'll check some reviews and specifications, to know if it fits my needs. As about the OS, I am ok with that. Thank you for your answer.
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May 8, 2014 3:47:43 PM

OK, good luck.

The PSU I posted would be fine, hell I'm using a TX850M, and look at what I'm running. The CPU I posted is locked, and only $200.

550W is enough for your system, figured I'd show you a option that allowed for more room.

I used the case I mentioned to build my ol'ladys system. It was very easy to work with, looks good, and has enough space for the 212 evo, and a nice sized GPU... Also, cable management was a breeze with it. I do suggest getting some better fans, though the included ones are good enough.

Have fun man!
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May 8, 2014 6:39:22 PM

Thanks for helping with the case. Found define r4 for 89$, that's satisfy my needs with those stock fans, and overall case performance.
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