Do I have enough power for my build?

Hey all, was wondering if the power supply I have picked out is enough to power this stuff in addition to a couple 180 mm fans and a couple 120 mm fans. Will most likely be doing some overclocking, nothing too extreme though. Any other critiques or comments on the build are welcome as well.

GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P43
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128347

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115036

MSI N260GTX-T2D896
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127361

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231226

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136320

LG Black 22X DVD+R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136144

and lastly the power supply in question, chosen for its single rail and 2x 6 pin pcie connectors, is 750w enough?

PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341011
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  1. That is probably too much. I have a very similar system (only real difference is that I have a 4870 1gb vid card), and I run very nicely on a 650 watt PSU (Corsair). I'm also overclocking my E8500 to 3.8 Ghz.

    You can probably use a name brand PSU rated at 550 watts and be fine.
  2. To answer your question, Yes. The power supply you chose is enough to power that system at a stable level. Good choice!

    However, I would suggest swapping your mobo for -

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131299

    and your HDD for -

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

    if you can afford it.
  3. Get a SATA burner.

    The PSU is just fine. You'll only use it around 50% capacity, but that's where it's most efficient so it's not a bad thing. Also, $80 for that PSU is a steal. I paid $200 for mine last year.

    Are you sure the GA-EP43-DS3L has all the features you will need? There are better boards with lots of extra features for $30 more, like the GA-EP45-UD3R or GA-EP45-UD3P.

    $65 more buys you a faster version of that GTX 260 (216 processors instead of 192), with lower power consumption, from a more reliable manufacturer (XFX), and with a copy of Far Cry 2. I think it's worth it, if you're interested in Far Cry 2.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150330
  4. Thanks for the input and quick replies guys.

    I was actually looking at the GA-EP45-UD3R as a possible upgrade for easier more reliable overclocking. Will probably go with it now.

    Why the bigger HDD selection? Just for more storage space? If so, I can always pop in another 500 Gb when I need to. Space really isn't a big concern ATM.

    I'll prolly stick with the 750W PC Power and Cooling PSU. $80 (after rebate) seems like too good a deal to pass up.
  5. That bigger HDD is faster (higher density platters) and costs less per GB (8 GB/$ instead of 6.66 GB/$). It is a good idea IMO.
  6. JustinM75 said:
    ...Why the bigger HDD selection? Just for more storage space? If so, I can always pop in another 500 Gb when I need to. Space really isn't a big concern ATM...

    It's not space, it's speed. The WD6401AALS is much faster. The $$$ difference is peanuts.
  7. Nice, I'll swap that out then.
  8. Agreed here, good choice of PSU and good call on the HHD as well
  9. ZOTAC ZT-X26E3KB-FSP GeForce GTX 260
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500069

    $200 after mail-in rebate. Seems to be a pretty good deal.
  10. I bought an eVGA GTX260-216 on sale from newegg in December for $220. There are some good deals out there.
  11. I prefer to run my PSU's at 50% - 60% - better efficiency and they run cooler.

    In the 500 - 800 GB HD size, the WD 640 is the one to get. Two 320 GB platters will be faster than two or three 250 GB platters.

    I bought an eVGA GTX260-216 on sale from newegg in December for $220. There are some good deals out there.
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