I am currently in the process of building a new computer. I fairly recently purchased a Thermaltake Litepower 700w power supply and a Nvidia MSI Gtx560. I did such, because my old card was dead and very old ... 9500gt... and my old supply could not hold it.
Now, I am looking to finish expanding upon my computer, so I am ordering in ... pretty much everything.
The current setup, I am looking to go with, is this...
Now, the question is if the thermaltake can hold up against all of that. It is a drastic step up from my current setup... not even going to disgust you all with how weak my current rig is. So far it has been great, super quiet, never had any sort of issues with it or the card... but will be sufficient for all the new parts incoming?
How much OC do you plan to do? Without OC your system will not even warm up the PSU. Even with strong OC you shouldn't have issues.
Your choice of CPU (Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz) would make OC more difficult that the i5-2500K version. If you've chosen i5-2500 because you don't plan to OC the CPU -- excellent choice.
MB comes up: (Deactivated. This item is currently out of stock and it may or may not be restocked.) Maybe look for another? If you are not planning to OC your CPU you can go a bit lower ont he MB. If you are planning to OC the CPU then get something with beefy components that is known to OC well.
I actually DID order the 2500k. How much, if at all, I OC it has yet to be determined. I have never tried tweaking with my own OC setting, before, and typically just use standard performance boost programs. I am hesitant to do anything, I am unfamiliar with, hence the lack of water cooling. Horror stories of leaks and burnt up computer parts makes me sceptical, but who knows? If IM not getting the performance I would like, I may turn to OCing the CPU/Ramm/GPU.
As for the MB, it is only out of stock on that site. I ordered it from elsewhere, it was just a link to reference what I have coming in. Have heard nothing but great stories from owners of this board IRL and Online, so seems like the way to go.
And yeah, I am going to have to change the RAMM I want, if I want to fit in the v10 or Nocturna CPU cooler. THe v10 has an appeal, as it comes with its own RAMM cooling, but seems like Nocturna might be the better product overall.