LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner
Vigor Monsoon III LT Dual 120mm Fan CPU Cooler Socket 1366 Ready
Though I can't decide on on power supply. Could somewhat give me a rough estimate as to how much power i'm gonna need to power this beast. Also could someone rate my build and help me possibly improve it.
I'm probably going to get another better board but I'm trying to keep this within a budget of 1500$ if anyone could point me in the direction on a good board that's not like over 500$ that would be great.
Exactly. Obviously go for a known brand PSU and check the amps but 600W should be fine.
A quick and dirty way to determine the correct PSU wattage for your PC is to sum the total number of amps for each device and multiply by the voltage.
Keep in mind that power supplies have something called "rails" and even though you may have enough wattage you can still under power your PC, because you exceed the supplied amperage on the (most likely) +12v rail. The +12v rail(s) supplies power to components, such as your graphics cards, CPU, HDD's, and water coolers.
The Cool Master Extreme 600W for example has two +12v 18amp rails. This means that most likely the CPU, HDD, and DVD-RW drives are all sharing the same rail. This could make a PC very unstable when under load. Where as the Seasonic 600W equivalent has 4 +12v 18amp rails. Difference in price between the two PSU's is about $50.
Also you want to make sure that the power requirement for your graphics card does not exceed the available amperage per rail. An EVGA 260 requires 36amps, but only a 500 PSU. This means it will need a minimum of 2 PCI-E 6pin connectors which clearly the the Cool Master wouldn't have. Another example would be an EVGA 8600GTS Superclocked which requires 22-24amps on a single rail. Again the Cool Master would not meet the requirements, but in terms of pure wattage it appears it would as it only needs a 450W PSU.
I have an antec P180 and it's a beautiful case both inside and out. Only problem is the larger size graphics cards won't fit unless you remove the addtional drive carriage. Maximum size card that will fit with additional drive carriage is 9" (228mm). The newer cards are 10.5" (266mm).
I read that this problem was resolved with the P182 design, but I would make certain before purchasing any of the Antec cases. I would check even more so with the 900 series, because the drive bays are not removable.
I recently replaced my aging Cooler Master Centurion 5 with an Antec P182 I got off of the Egg for $100 Shipped. The case is nice, roomy, not too roomy tho, and looks professional. I'm not into the bright LED's and 20K blinding case fans, although my case has many fans. It's a great case that is built solidly. It should last you for years if you decide to go with the P180, but I would recommend the P182 instead.