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

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)
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  1. buying thermal paste with that cooler is not strictly necessary since the Hyper 212 EVO already comes included with thermal paste.
  2. Yea, that PSU is more then enough. Why do you want that CPU? Why not the i5-4670k?
  3. Best answer
    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-series/define-r4-black-pearl
    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
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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)
  7. 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-series/define-r4-black-pearl
    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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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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