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March 22, 2012 7:05:51 PM

I'm going to build a PC. Is the PSU strong enough?

Parts that don’t effect performance
1. Coolermaster HAF-X (RC-942-KWN1) Black Chassis with Window - No PSU

2. Samsung S23A300B 23" 5ms 5,000,000:1 Widescreen LED Monitor

3. Corsair TX750M 750w Modular Power Supply

4. Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler for Intel & AMD Processors

5. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32 & 64-bit Retail Pack

6. Power Cable 2m - SABS approved

Parts that do effect performance

1. Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3

2. Intel Core i7-2600K Quad-Core LGA1155 3.4GHz Boxed Processor


4. Gigabyte GV-R695OC-1GD ATI Radeon HD6950 1GB GDDR5 256-bit PCI-E x16

5. Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200rpm

6. Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 2x4GB Kit DDR3-1600 1.5v CL9 Desktop

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March 23, 2012 5:22:38 PM


Parts that don’t effect performance

4. Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler for Intel & AMD Processors

A strong fan can make or break your CPU's overclocking potential - it absolutely affects performance.

That build looks pretty good to begin with, but you're spending about $250 needlessly and using a discontinued GPU, put that $250 in getting the best GPU you can get for the money. These would be my suggestions:

The first is to drop the 2600K to the 2500K and invest that difference in upgrading your GPU to a Radeon 7870:

You could also drop the HAF X to a Corsair Carbide 400R and invest that difference + the 2500K in upgrading your GPU to a 7950 or 680.

Carbide 400R:

And then ditch the Vengeance RAM - the tall heat sinks will not be good if you're trying to install a Hyper 212 - this would be a better choice instead: