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Enough power?

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...

Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52500

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

All fans will be upgraded to a higher rpm speed....

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V10 Hybrid TEC RR-B2P-UV10-GP 120mm CPU Cooler

And of course....

Thermaltake Litepower 700w [...] s_id=12769

MSI N560GTX-M2D1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card [...] 6814127592

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?
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  1. Yeah 700w is plenty for that system. I have a similar system with a 460 instead of a 560 running on a 600w unit. You will even be able to get a second 560 for SLI with that power supply.

    I would not get the heatsink you are looking at, just get a Hyper 212 EVO, it still has good performance but only costs $35, and you are much less likely to run into clearance issues.

    You should spend the $10 more and get an i5 2500k so you can OC.

    The motherboard you selected is out of stock, take a look at this one.

    Everything else looks great.
  2. That 700 watt PSU is actually a 600 watt PSU with a 700 watt "peak" (whatever that means) rating.

    It is powerful enough to run a single GTX560 or GTX570, but it is not powerful enough to run 2 of them.
  3. Yeah, not after two. I love my gaming, but im not after flawless performance :P
  4. I am also curious as it if the V10 will clear the corsair memory heatsinks. Not sure how much clearance, it will have, once installed. Might need to pick up some memory without heatsinks attatched?
  5. Did some looking around. Seems that it will not clear over ramm with heatsinks. Will have to rethink cpu cooling.
  6. Best answer
    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.
  7. 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.
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