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July 20, 2014 11:53:51 AM

Hi all, new here, this will be my first custom build gaming PC, here is my build so far http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/spxNxr

What do you think? Any help or suggestion welcome.
July 20, 2014 12:10:52 PM

prit87 said:
just change that psu to a seasonic or xfx 600 - 650 watt and u are good to go....corsair cx series are crappy psu plus 750 watt is overkill for your system..
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650x...


Thanks, will check that out, reason for picking 750w is on the sapphire r9 280x site, 750w is on the system requirements.
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July 20, 2014 12:16:55 PM

r9 280x requires 30A and a 550W psu minimum....if u dont believe me then you can ask the forum about that the sites u are telling always keep the psu above the required lever so that if u buy a junk psu it can still manage to work with it..
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July 20, 2014 12:29:33 PM

prit87 said:
r9 280x requires 30A and a 550W psu minimum....if u dont believe me then you can ask the forum about that the sites u are telling always keep the psu above the required lever so that if u buy a junk psu it can still manage to work with it..


Okay cheers, I will go with your suggestion, is the PSU quiet? Will the r9 280x work with the MOBO I've picked, as again the sapphire site requirements,

1X75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express power connector is required.

1X150 Watt 8-pin PCI Express power connector is required.

All I can find on the GIGABYTE website is this connection, 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
Not sure if this is it or if it's good enough?
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July 20, 2014 12:43:24 PM

leestockers said:
prit87 said:
r9 280x requires 30A and a 550W psu minimum....if u dont believe me then you can ask the forum about that the sites u are telling always keep the psu above the required lever so that if u buy a junk psu it can still manage to work with it..


Okay cheers, I will go with your suggestion, is the PSU quiet? Will the r9 280x work with the MOBO I've picked, as again the sapphire site requirements,

1X75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express power connector is required.

1X150 Watt 8-pin PCI Express power connector is required.

All I can find on the GIGABYTE website is this connection, 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
Not sure if this is it or if it's good enough?


the 6 and the 8 pin connectors will be on the psu not on the mobo and the package will also come with 2 molex to 6 and 8 pin connectors ...so you dont have to worry about it in the psu you will see 2 cables named pcie those are the cables .....

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July 20, 2014 12:51:26 PM

prit87 said:
leestockers said:
prit87 said:
r9 280x requires 30A and a 550W psu minimum....if u dont believe me then you can ask the forum about that the sites u are telling always keep the psu above the required lever so that if u buy a junk psu it can still manage to work with it..


Okay cheers, I will go with your suggestion, is the PSU quiet? Will the r9 280x work with the MOBO I've picked, as again the sapphire site requirements,

1X75 Watt 6-pin PCI Express power connector is required.

1X150 Watt 8-pin PCI Express power connector is required.

All I can find on the GIGABYTE website is this connection, 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
Not sure if this is it or if it's good enough?


the 6 and the 8 pin connectors will be on the psu not on the mobo and the package will also come with 2 molex to 6 and 8 pin connectors ...so you dont have to worry about it in the psu you will see 2 cables named pcie those are the cables .....



Thank you for your help and I will buy the PSU you suggested.

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