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Gaming and blender PC - Mainly PSU/Memory advice.

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January 22, 2011 12:29:27 PM

Hey guys, new to the forums and liking it here. So I am building a new PC and here is what I have in mind:


Cooler Master HAF X

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

Crucial RealSSD C300 2,5" 64GB

Intel Core™ i7 Quad Processor i7-2600K 3,4GHz, Socket LGA1155, 8MB, Boxed

Looking for only light overclocks with this cooler.

Kingston DDR3 HyperX 2133MHz 4GB Kit w/two HyperX 2GB DDR3, CL9-9-9-27 , 1,65V, XMP X2 Grey Series

Noctua NT-H1 Paste 3.5 gram, High-Performance Hybrid

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 1GB AMP! x2 (Have one, getting another)

Approximate Purchase Date: This week or next.
Budget Range: 1100-1250 USD
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games -> development (3d , blender) -> multimedia. I think this build covers it pretty good with the strong 2600k as the base.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, other USB devices, screen, PSU = Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750w. Also I have a few 7200rmp harddrives, so do not need any other.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Swedish site , but suggestions on newegg.
Country of Origin: Sweden
Parts Preferences: of course, 80+ grade PSU
Overclocking: Moderate, high when getting better cooler.
SLI or Crossfire: Yes, 2x 460gtx AMP! (1gb, factory oc)
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (vga :/ )

So now to my question; Will my Corsair 750w with 1½ year on it's neck handle the pc? I've looked around on stickies and so forth, and calculated wattage need, and I think that it should do the job fine, but it would be nice with advice from all you guys out there :) 

Second: I've been trying to research what memory is good for the P67 chipset while not being too expensive, and I thought that the ones chosen here would be fine, seeing as how they were made for P67.

Third: In case something bottlenecks here, please let me know. I didn't see anything.

Footnote: I know the cooler could be better, but I decided to go for the cheap but still good one, and loose a bit of overclocking potential. I will upgrade in the future

Edit: Fixed link to PSU, added that I have hdds.
January 22, 2011 12:35:39 PM

Yeah you should have some good head room you system should draw about 550-600W. I may have made an error, so wait for someone with better experience. You should be fine.
January 22, 2011 12:39:56 PM

Thanks lavitz, i also got to around that, but a little higher. I got up to 650w with a calculator, but seeing as how I've pretty much never used one before I do not know how reliable they were.
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January 22, 2011 8:58:09 PM

Yeah even if there slightly off, say 50W you be at 700W, which is close, but it should be fine.
January 22, 2011 9:31:25 PM

Yes a Corsair TX750 will be plenty for a system with two GTX 460s.

If I was you I'd try to find memory with a voltage rating of 1.5V, as Sandy Bridge likes highs memory voltage even less than Nehalem apparently.
January 23, 2011 7:34:50 AM

IMO you should get a Thermaltake Black Widow W0319RU .Its 800W and can be found at $100-110
January 23, 2011 8:39:14 AM

Each ZOTAC AMP! ZT-40403-10P GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB will draw a maximum of 15.83 Amps from the +12 Volt rail. For two cards that will be a total of 31.67 Amps.

For the i7-2600K highly overclocked I estimate 10 Amps peak from the +12 Volt rail.

An SSD would draw approximately 0.17 Amps from the +12 Volt rail.

Each Hard Disk Drive should draw no more than 0.5 Amps from the +12 Volt rail.

The CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750 Watt power supply with its single 60 Amp +12 Volt rail will do the job.
January 23, 2011 3:09:00 PM

Thank you for the detailed description ko888, and thanks for the other replies. I will keep my PSU :) 

Could any of you give me any idea of which memory to get? I want to it be fast, around 4-6 gb and not breaking the bank, but all suggestions are good.