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July 18, 2012 8:21:18 PM

Hello, I honestly don't know which section to put this question.

Nevertheless, I was wondering if you can let me know if these parts I selected are compatible.
I've already checked the specs to make sure and I just want to double check from people who actually know what they're doing.

CASE: Corsair Obsidian 650D

PSU: Corsair Pro Series Gold AX1200 (Is 1200W too much? Should I downgrade to the 850W? I'm keeping upgrading my PC later down the road in mind.)

MOBO: Asus Sabertooth Z77

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770k

CPU COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (x2 for a total of 32GB)

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature+ w/ Backplate

STORAGE: Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SSD (Boot), Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB HHD

OPTICALD: Lite-on DVD writer

Thanks in advance and sorry if this is in the wrong section.
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July 18, 2012 8:42:04 PM

1200W is definitely too much. You current setup does not need more than 600W. If you plan on sticking a second gtx down the road, then 750W would be good.
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July 18, 2012 10:51:28 PM

yeah, 1200w is way to much even for an sli/crossfire rig. downgrade to the 850

Your math on the ram is a bit off; two 8gb kits would total 16gb not 32.
Did you mean two 16 gb kits (2x8gb) ? Your better off getting a 32gb kit (4x8gb) as they should be a matched set and less likely to have compatibility issues that ram from different batches might have.
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July 18, 2012 11:41:42 PM

Regarding the PSU, I figured 1200W would be overkill, so I'll go with the 850, or less. I was just thinking that I might need more power in the future if I ever wanted to add a second GPU, etc.

As for the RAM, I realize now that I indeed was a bit off on the math.
The only 32GB kit (4 x 8GB) I could find on Newegg was Quad Channel and from what I hear, that's not compatible with a mobo that only supports dual channel.

Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated. Point me in the direction of the product I'm looking for?

EDIT: I think I found my product,

http://tinyurl.com/dx44bxy

I'm assuming that this is what I should be buying.
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a b ) Power supply
July 19, 2012 12:03:12 AM

That RAM wont fit under the CPU cooler.
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a b ) Power supply
July 19, 2012 12:04:14 AM

It is similar to this issue.

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a b ) Power supply
July 19, 2012 12:14:45 AM

U can remove the top part.

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a b ) Power supply
July 19, 2012 12:16:55 AM

Don't u think that your system deserves better CPU cooler?


CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
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July 19, 2012 12:19:17 AM

Ah, I was wondering if that heatsink would fit. I guess I'll have to look for one that'll fit. Any suggestions?
I'm a bit hesitant to fool around with any liquid coolers.

I'm sorry that I didn't mention this before but I don't plan on overclocking.

Regarding the ram you've suggested, that's quad channel and my motherboard won't support it.
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a b ) Power supply
July 19, 2012 12:36:54 AM

This one is fine. There is a bigger chance that your parts will be killed by your PSU, than with water cooler : )
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a b ) Power supply
July 19, 2012 12:37:20 AM

hellokyle said:
Regarding the ram you've suggested, that's quad channel and my motherboard won't support it.

It will work just fine. Don't worry about that.
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July 19, 2012 12:38:59 AM

Read this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ultra-high performance 32GB (4x 8GB) DOMINATOR quad kit with Intel XMP 1.3 profile

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July 19, 2012 1:14:14 AM

I think I've settled the RAM situation.

Now I'm onto the CPU Cooler situation. I'm thinking of going with your suggestion of the Corsair H100. It's just that when I hear "CPU" and "liquid" in the same sentence I get a little hesitant. And I've decided to go with the 850W PSU.
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a b ) Power supply
July 19, 2012 1:18:09 AM

Your PSU will need just 600W, unless u need SLI.

Even SLI needs GTX 680 SLI = 800W
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a b ) Power supply
July 19, 2012 1:19:36 AM

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a b ) Power supply
July 19, 2012 1:26:23 AM

BTW, the fluid is not conductive. So it will not damage electrical components.

And if it would leak, it would just drip.
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a b ) Power supply
July 19, 2012 1:27:55 AM

This one would do fine for u.

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July 19, 2012 1:30:14 AM

Well that's the thing- I am thinking of adding another GPU later down the road when I get more money. And when that time comes I might even be upgrading GPUs. I'm just considering future additions to the build without having to also buy a new PSU with more wattage.

I read online that a build will only take the power that it needs, so it doesn't matter if you have too much wattage. I mean, I've seen people with builds that have half the computing power of mine with 1050W PSUs.

By the way, I really appreciate you helping me with this.
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July 19, 2012 1:45:50 AM

GPU manufacturers' power supply "requirements" are always grossly over-stated to cover their own asses in case people blame the GPU for problems actually caused by their computer's crappy PSU. If every PSU was built to Seasonic/FSP Aurum/Silverstone/etc. 80+ Gold/Platinum specs and performance, "requirements" would be much lower.
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July 19, 2012 1:56:13 AM

InvalidError said:
GPU manufacturers' power supply "requirements" are always grossly over-stated to cover their own asses in case people blame the GPU for problems actually caused by their computer's crappy PSU. If every PSU was built to Seasonic/FSP Aurum/Silverstone/etc. 80+ Gold/Platinum specs and performance, "requirements" would be much lower.

Yes.

Measured power consumption at the outlet.

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July 19, 2012 2:12:01 AM

hellokyle said:
Well that's the thing- I am thinking of adding another GPU later down the road when I get more money. And when that time comes I might even be upgrading GPUs. I'm just considering future additions to the build without having to also buy a new PSU with more wattage.

I read online that a build will only take the power that it needs, so it doesn't matter if you have too much wattage. I mean, I've seen people with builds that have half the computing power of mine with 1050W PSUs.

By the way, I really appreciate you helping me with this.

No problem at all : )
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July 19, 2012 3:32:30 AM

So I've revised it a bit:

CASE: Corsair Obsidian 650D - http://tinyurl.com/826x5k7

PSU: Corsair Pro Series Gold AX850 - http://tinyurl.com/6wvw3n2
(Wattage is high because I do plan on upgrading and adding parts such as an additional GPU)

MOTHERBOARD: Asus Sabertooth Z77 - http://tinyurl.com/7wydpft

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770k Ivy Bridge - http://tinyurl.com/6nyfmle

-Corsair H100 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler - http://tinyurl.com/4x92z48

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3 - http://tinyurl.com/dx44bxy

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature+ w/ Backplate - http://tinyurl.com/cg834ay

STORAGE: Crucial M4 256GB SSD (Boot) - http://tinyurl.com/3vnt9qz

-Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - http://tinyurl.com/ygkzrvc

OPTICAL DRIVE: Lite-on DVD rom / CD Rom - http://tinyurl.com/5ocsvj

Also two monitors: Asus VS238H-P Black 23'' x2 - http://tinyurl.com/82z4bqs
(Only utilizing one monitor for gaming, the second will be for..secondary things.)


Should I still change things? Would this current build result in a detriment to any of the parts? Do they conflict?
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July 22, 2012 4:48:08 PM

Bumping for answer to last post.
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