PSU enough for this build?


I posted a week or so ago about a £500-£600 build for my friend. He has upped his budget to around £900 now and we have come up with this build, just wondering if someone can check it over and make sure we have enough power and all components are compatible? Can we do better?

Sharkoon T9 ATX Midi Tower Case - Red £53

OCZ Vertex Plus 2.5 inch SATA II 60GB Solid State Drive £57

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM £68

LiteOn IHAS122-18 22x Internal SATA DVD-RW BLK OEM £14

Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2UK Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 High Performance 750W Power Supply £87

COOLER MASTER RR-212E-16PK-R1 Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (EU Version) £23

G-Skill 8GBXL Ripjaws X for Intel Sandybridge Platforms DDR3 PC12800 1600MHz 8GB Kit (x2 for 16GB) £79

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1, 64-bit, English, 1 Pack, DSP OEI (PC) £71

Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155) £168

MSI nVIDIA GTX560Ti OC 880MHz 4200MHz 256Bit DDR5 TWIN FROZR II Graphics Card £160

It will start with 1 GPU but a second will be added soon and I realise the motherboard is missing (we are open to suggestions). Is this PSU going to be enough when we go sli and do a decent OC on the cpu?

thanks for your help, it's much appreciated :)
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  1. I am struggling to find a suitable motherboard for this build, I have been looking for a few hours now and can't seem to find what I need within budget. Any suggestions on a board thats sli ready for this build? About £100 is what I am happy spending

  2. thank you. I was just looking at ASUS 1155 SABERTOOTH P67 REV 3.0 S/L

    it's about £10 more than your recommendation, is it worth the £10 extra or not?
  3. Not at all. The chipset is a step down. What this means is that it might not support ivy bridge. Also i checked and it doesn't supporte pcie 3.0. And it doesn't support the intel 3000 graphics that will come built in to your i52500k. If you don't want an asrock- then atleast get a z68 chipset. Here is an american link to it with some reviews
  4. Also another added bonus is file caching. It makes your hard drive sort of act like an ssd for the main things u use when you have a smaller ssd.
  5. somekidxd said:

    SSD i agree with- mobo not so much. That mobo doesn't have pcie 3.0 which will become pretty important in the near future.
  6. Hi again,

    thanks for the replies. He has put his order in and parts should be here in a day or 2 ready to build.

    We made a few changes:

    SSD was changed to the Crucial 64gb (thanks for the advice)

    Case upgraded to Sharkoon t28 from t9

    and the GTX560ti was changed to the 900mhx Asus version (same price but came bundled with BF3)

    decided against SLI in the end and went with a z68 Asus board

    lowered power supply to OCZ 600w.

    thanks to the guys that posted for their input, but I am in need of a little more help now! This will be my second build and I'm looking for advice on the SSD install (setup, not putting it into the case). Im wondering whats going to happen when I start to install windows and their is 2 HDDs as I have only built a PC with 1 HDD. will I get an option of where to put the OS? or should I just install it on the SSD then install the second drive?

    It probably sounds like a stupid question, but I'm really unsure as to what will happen when I come to the install and cant find an answer on google! (all the PC guides are about 5 years old!)
  7. ssd optimization guide

    Install windows on the ssd first if your woried but i don't believe it will make a difference.

    If you have an issue come back here and post. We have a prety good community here and most people that are able are willing to help you out. Good luck!
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