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September 11, 2010 7:45:57 PM

Hey there. I'm fairly new to building computers (this is my first). I'm fairly confident that the components I have chosen will work together, but I'm not sure about the PSU I'll need. I'll list the components below, and if you could tell me if there's anything wrong with it, then please let me know.

Case: Antec Dark Fleet DF-30 Mid Tower Gaming Case ATX

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W ATX 20/24PIN SLI Ready

Mobo: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 4PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0

CPU: Intel Core i7 930 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.8GHZ 8MB L3 Cache

Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Fermi

RAM: Corsair XMS3 TR3X6G1333C9 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM

Optical: LG GH22LS50 22X/22X DVD+-RW SATA

Also, am I missing anything? I don't think I am, but any advise you guys have is well appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Steve


September 11, 2010 9:11:17 PM

Ubrales said:
Good selections!

Suggest this PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, consider a card reader - comes in handy if you are into photography.




So, you are suggesting that I use a 750 W PSU? Is that minimum? Also, I may do the gtx 460s in sli sometime in the future. Will I need a higher wattage PSU for that?
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September 11, 2010 9:15:44 PM

a good 650 watt powersupply should be able to power 2 gtx 460s in sli and your whole system, just make sure the psu is either an antec , corsair, xfx or seasonic psu
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September 11, 2010 9:17:51 PM

steveg2a said:
So, you are suggesting that I use a 750 W PSU? Is that minimum? Also, I may do the gtx 460s in sli sometime in the future. Will I need a higher wattage PSU for that?


Go 750W or 850W - I have the HX 850 (modular). Either will suffice for future adds. Corsair builds great PSUs!
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September 11, 2010 9:20:29 PM

steveg2a said:
So, you are suggesting that I use a 750 W PSU? Is that minimum? Also, I may do the gtx 460s in sli sometime in the future. Will I need a higher wattage PSU for that?


You will want at least a high quality 650W power supply. That 750W one would be more than good enough, but the 600W ModXstream in your build would not.

This XFX 750W power supply for $90 (with the promo code XFXPOWER and after a $20 rebate) would also be more than enough. It is also very high quality (80 plus silver certified, modular) and highly regarded.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



I see that you are shopping in Canada. :p 

This Cooler Master one would suffice for $103:

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?minorcatid=1066&po=0...

This Corsair one would be much better for $120 after a $20 rebate:

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=35156&vpn=CMPSU-...
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September 11, 2010 9:36:59 PM

coolermaster psus are rubbish
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September 11, 2010 9:47:04 PM

Thanks for all the help! I think think I'll go for the 750 W Corsair. Just to make sure, are there any components missing from my build? Do I need to buy a separate CPU heatsink, or does one come in the box with the i7 CPU?
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September 11, 2010 9:49:32 PM

steveg2a said:
Thanks for all the help! I think think I'll go for the 750 W Corsair. Just to make sure, are there any components missing from my build? Do I need to buy a separate CPU heatsink, or does one come in the box with the i7 CPU?


That processor comes with a heatsink; you don't need to buy a separate one. All retail box processors come with a heatsink.
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September 11, 2010 9:49:48 PM

the i7 comes with a heatsink, people only buy aftermarket cpu coolers when they want to overclock their cpus
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September 12, 2010 3:08:20 AM

Thanks again!
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September 19, 2010 5:07:19 AM

Best answer selected by steveg2a.
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