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New build...dont know about power supply

Hello everyone..i'm building a new tower with this:

Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 5 (1150/Z97X/DDR3)
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 Processor - 3.6 GHz-LGA 1150
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 750Ti
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz
Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD SATA

I don't know how much power supply i need for this system...and any other info-suggest about the build is also welcome! tnx
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  1. if you are going to sli or crossfire in the future get a 750w if you are just going to have one gpu then a 650w will be more than enough for anything
  2. by the way if you are planning to have 16gb ram in the future then ok stick with the 1x8gb , if you plan to have 8gb and no higher get 2x4gb why , because duel channel scales better performance . havent chose yet , well 8gb if fine for a gamer but if you video edit then get 16gb
  3. I hope you don't mind if I offer you some advice.

    First, your build is very unbalanced. You have an excellent processor but an entry level graphics card, which won't do for gaming. Second, you don't need an i7 for gaming, its so similar to an i5 4690 and you pay $100 more. Get an i5 and use the extra cash for a better GPU. Third, get 2x4 RAM.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $674.95
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-08 15:45 EST-0500

    This build will perform much better. The PSU is a quality one.

    NOTE: I accidentally put the i5 4690 instead of the 4690K in this build. Go with the K edition if you want to overclock, as you have an overclock capable mobo.
  4. IndyAJD said:
    I hope you don't mind if I offer you some advice.

    First, your build is very unbalanced. You have an excellent processor but an entry level graphics card, which won't do for gaming. Second, you don't need an i7 for gaming, its so similar to an i5 4690 and you pay $100 more. Get an i5 and use the extra cash for a better GPU. Third, get 2x4 RAM.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $674.95
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-08 15:45 EST-0500

    This build will perform much better. The PSU is a quality one.

    NOTE: I accidentally put the i5 4690 instead of the 4690K in this build. Go with the K edition if you want to overclock, as you have an overclock capable mobo.


    much better build but is it within his budget ????
  5. First of all thx..and yes indy any advice is more than welcome.
    I'm going for 2x8 gb ram soon to use the dual channel its in my plans.

    I chose the GeForce GTX 750Ti for the simple reason i already have it...and i was thinking to go sli in the future.

    Do you think this build will work better?
  6. i think if you are going to sli you should use a more powerfull card , so it may be good to use the 750ti because you have it and then upgrade getting 2 gpus for sli if you want but i dont think its worth sli ing 750ti
  7. that sounds good...use 750ti for now and then upgrade.
    And i think i'll use your advise for a 750w ps so i don't have to change it in the future when i get upgrade
  8. Best answer
    If you're going to upgrade, you don't really have to bother with SLI, at least initially. Just get a GTX 970. It'll play any game on Ultra at 60 FPS.

    Also, 16 GBs of RAM is unnecessary for gaming. Your money would best be spent elsewhere.
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