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June 9, 2012 9:47:35 PM

Is this a good psu for this build?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The build is for gaming and it's
i5 3570k
Gigabyte z77 UD5H
G.Skill Ares 8GB 1866
Evga FTW 670
Samsung 830 128GB SSD
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB HDD
CM Hyper 212 EVO
Artic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound
CM Storm Trooper

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June 9, 2012 10:14:27 PM

Asus/MSI cards are the best

Asrock Z77 mobos have more SATA ports usually for the same price

Corsair vengeance memory

PSU is great, a tx650 would be fine. DONT GET XFX LOL

A samsung SSD? Crucial, corsair?
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June 9, 2012 10:25:55 PM

GeForce6 said:
Asus/MSI cards are the best

Asrock Z77 mobos have more SATA ports usually for the same price

Corsair vengeance memory

PSU is great, a tx650 would be fine. DONT GET XFX LOL

A samsung SSD? Crucial, corsair?



you probably dont know that xfx stuff is made by seasonic which makes all of corsair's high end psu s (ax series). vengeance doesnt fit nicely with heatsinks and the low profile stuff is pretty expensive. just saying, samsung is just as good as crucial if not better. their stuff is VERY high quality
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June 9, 2012 10:27:05 PM

asrock is only reasonably cheap in the states. anywhere else it costs more than the ud5 if not the same
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June 9, 2012 10:41:16 PM

GeForce6 said:
Asus/MSI cards are the best

Asrock Z77 mobos have more SATA ports usually for the same price

Corsair vengeance memory

PSU is great, a tx650 would be fine. DONT GET XFX LOL

A samsung SSD? Crucial, corsair?


Samsung comes with a free game
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June 9, 2012 10:41:46 PM

TheBigTroll said:
nice build. the power supply is one of the best units out there. here is a slightly cheaper option though. it a xfx power supply made by seasonic=awesome

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
here is the modular version

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
here is the non-modular version


The modular one you suggested is only like $10 cheaper than the Corsair one, do you think the Corsair would hold up longer? Is the Storm Trooper a good case?
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June 9, 2012 11:02:14 PM

the 2 power supplies are about the same. im just giving out another option for you to chose from. if you like the warranty that corsair has, go for it. if you like the looks of the xfx one, get it.

personally i have never seen a storm trooper in person but have heard that it has awesome build quailty. i personally wont get it though since it is pretty big. the haf xm is another option
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June 9, 2012 11:03:41 PM

TheBigTroll said:
the 2 power supplies are about the same. im just giving out another option for you to chose from. if you like the warranty that corsair has, go for it. if you like the looks of the xfx one, get it.

personally i have never seen a storm trooper in person but have heard that it has awesome build quailty. i personally wont get it though since it is pretty big. the haf xm is another option


All of my components would fit in a XM? With my mobo I can SLI right?
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June 9, 2012 11:12:01 PM

A system with a single GTX 670 needs a 500w power supply as recommended by Nvidia. That assumes a generic power supply.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

If you plan on adding a second GTX 670 in Sli then you would need a 750w power supply.

Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ and Antec are all quality brands.

If you don't plan on adding a second graphics card then you could do worse than either of these.

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

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

If you want to keep the price lower then all these are great just not 80+ Gold or Platinum.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

The 80+ certification is only a measure of efficiency not quality.
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June 9, 2012 11:15:12 PM

tomisgood said:
All of my components would fit in a XM? With my mobo I can SLI right?


it will it in a xm no problem. the mobo that you have is sli compatable
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June 9, 2012 11:25:41 PM

anort3 said:
A system with a single GTX 670 needs a 500w power supply as recommended by Nvidia. That assumes a generic power supply.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

If you plan on adding a second GTX 670 in Sli then you would need a 750w power supply.

Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ and Antec are all quality brands.

If you don't plan on adding a second graphics card then you could do worse than either of these.

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

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

If you want to keep the price lower then all these are great just not 80+ Gold or Platinum.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

The 80+ certification is only a measure of efficiency not quality.

I don't plan to SLI for like 2/3 months buy why buy a power supply then have to buy another when I decided to do SLI :p 
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June 9, 2012 11:30:03 PM

is the arctic mx-2 previously bought? if not, dont get it. i was told that the thermal paste that comes with the EVO is mx-4
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June 9, 2012 11:33:38 PM

TheBigTroll said:
is the arctic mx-2 previously bought? if not, dont get it. i was told that the thermal paste that comes with the EVO is mx-4


I didn't know the evo came with paste
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June 9, 2012 11:44:36 PM

lol :p  most coolers do
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June 9, 2012 11:51:58 PM

It does. I have it.
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June 10, 2012 12:06:17 AM

azeem40 said:
It does. I have it.


So I don't need to order the MX-2?
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June 10, 2012 12:06:53 AM

No. MX-4 is better.
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June 10, 2012 12:23:31 AM

azeem40 said:
No. MX-4 is better.

The EVO comes with the MX-4 right?
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June 10, 2012 12:24:43 AM

Yes.
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June 10, 2012 1:06:05 AM

TheBigTroll said:
lol :p  most coolers do


So I should order this PC? Everything is compatible?
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June 10, 2012 1:36:45 AM

post the list of the final components
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June 10, 2012 2:02:34 AM

TheBigTroll said:
post the list of the final components


LG DVD Burner Black Sata Model
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper/ HAF XM Still not sure which one to get..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB HHD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA FTW GTX 670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Professional Series HX750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.Skill Ares 8GB 1866
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung 830 128GB SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte z77 UD5H & i5 3570K Ivy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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June 10, 2012 2:05:45 AM

The HX750W is an excellent PSU. It is rated for 750W of continuous power at 50 degrees celcius. I would say even though the specs of the HX750W are similar to XFX psus, the HX750W will be slightly superior due to the fact that Corsair is willing to provide a 7 year warranty vs. the 5 year warranty of the XFX units. Both are good units however, and you can't go wrong with either one.
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June 10, 2012 2:18:03 AM



you are good to go. for the case, just get the xm. there isnt much point of getting a full tower case when you dont use all the space inside. but then again if you want to do something extreme later on, you have space for 4 way SLI
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June 10, 2012 2:20:04 AM

Best answer selected by TomIsGood.
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June 10, 2012 2:20:17 AM

TheBigTroll said:
you are good to go. for the case, just get the xm. there isnt much point of getting a full tower case when you dont use all the space inside. but then again if you want to do something extreme later on, you have space for 4 way SLI


Thanks for your help. Last question should I order another fan for the XM?
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June 10, 2012 2:28:28 AM

the haf xm has awesome airflow and you shouldnt be needing extra fans. it has 2 200mm fans and a 140mm exhaust included
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June 10, 2012 2:36:19 AM

TheBigTroll said:
the haf xm has awesome airflow and you shouldnt be needing extra fans. it has 2 200mm fans and a 140mm exhaust included



The Haf X does cool great. It also collects dust like no other case.
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June 10, 2012 2:43:21 AM

well basically the xm is just a shrunken version of the haf x
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