System Usage from Most to Least Important: Digital Media (Adobe) Web, Gaming
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Landmark (ZA)
Country of Origin: South Africa
Parts Preferences: Intel and Nvidia
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: Hi Guys. So I wanted to get your advice on a new system I'm building predominantly for digital media production and casual gaming. The budget is pretty high because components are more expensive here so this would probably fall under the $2000 in the US.
So I decide to go with the 650W PSU because I'm not intending overclocking or using SLi. I think 650W should be more than enough to cover my power requirements for this setup.
I'm also pluggin 16GB in there immediately and for Adobe reasons. I usually have at least 3 programmes open at once and Photoshop is open pretty much 24/7.
One of my top priorities is cooling. I've read very good reviews about the HAF-X and the MSI's Frozr. I want to make sure my entire system stays as air cooled as possible. (Bleh @ radiator maintenance.)
Well you will be wanting some HDD storage as well and probably a DVD drive, but other than that, excellent build.
The PSU you have selected seems to be about the best available at that store for 650W, and it's a Corsair HX so all is good on that front.
650W is enough even if you OC. And with i7 2600k it is so easy that you can get 4GHz on all 4 cores just by changing the turbo multipliers in the bios
No other changes needed.
Memory will work out great and since it is LP it should cause no issues with the HSF.