Ivy Bridge Custom Build


I've configured a gaming build but I'm not sure if the power supply is enough (650 W). Also I don't know a lot about OC but I know this: An OCed component fails earlier. But if I want to use this build for at least 3-4 years, how much of an OC for the CPU, RAM and GPU is OK? Is the overall build OK, if not what should I look to change?

Case: CM Storm Enforcer Midtower

PSU: Cooler Master 650W (comes as a bundle with the case)

CPU: Inter i5-3750K

CPU Cooler: Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO Intel Z77 1155 Socket ATX Mobo

RAM: Kingston HyperX 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz CL9 Dual Kit

GPU: Sapphire AMD HD 7870 OC Edition 2 GB

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200 RPM 64 MB

CD Driver: Lite-On IHAS124

Thanks in advance
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  1. I wouldn't worry about OC'ed components dying early, as long as the voltage on the component isn't stupidly high you'll be alright, check out the OCing guides on this site!

    As to the PSU that should be fine, I was running a 650w psu with an AMD 1090t and a Radeon HD 6950, both of which draw more from the wall than your components.
  2. If you were OCing perhaps a better cooler would be in order. On a basic budget Ive heard good things about coolermaster hyper X coolers. Or if you've some cash a corsair h100, Noctua NH-D14 would be great!
  3. Apologies for saying Hyper X cooler, its getting late. What I meant was Hyper 212 Evo Cooler.
  4. SteelLAD said:
    Apologies for saying Hyper X cooler, its getting late. What I meant was Hyper 212 Evo Cooler.

    Unfortunately, I live in Turkey and Hyper 212 Evo has 2 versions: Normal and EU version. The EU version uses less power, so it is not as effective and that's why its not popular here in Turkey. BTW, the normal version isn't sold here.
  5. How about Hyper 412S since I'm going for a modest OC? It's the same price as the 212 Evo. Also, another question, is CFM important? Sunbeam is 90 CFM while 412s is 50!

    And, how about Akasa Venom???
  6. CFM, I believe is the amount of air moved by the fan. Higher is better. Unless you plan on overclocking, 500 - 550W of power is all you really need.
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