Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Advice for my PC build

Last response: in Systems
Share
June 12, 2012 11:09:51 AM

Casing:
Cooler Master HAF X
Cooler Master MegaFlow 200mm Red LED (R4-LUS-07AR-GP) (3pcs)
Cooler Master Excalibur 120mm (R4-EXBB-20PK-R0) (1pc)
Cooler Master Blade Master 80mm (R4-BM8S-30PK-R0) (1pc)

Motherboard:
ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM

CPU:
Intel Core i5-3570K Processor

CPU Heatsink:
Corsair Hydro Series™ H80 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

RAM:
G.SKILL RipjawsZ F3-12800CL9Q-16GBZL (4Gx4)
G.SKILL Turbulence II FTB-3500C5-D

GPU:
ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 in SLi (2pcs)


HDD:
Samsung 830 - Series MZ-7PC128N/AM 128 GB 2.5 Inch SATA III MLC Internal SSD (1pc)
WD Caviar Black 2TB WD2002FAEX (2pcs)

Optical Drive:
LG Electronics UH12LS29; BLACK/BULK Internal SATA 12x Super Multi DVD Blue with 3D Playback

Monitor:
ASUS 24" LED Monitor VS248H

Speakers:
Corsair SP2500 High-power 2.1 PC Speaker System

Mouse:
Razer Mamba

Keyboard:
Logitech Gaming Keyboard G110

OS:
Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate

Is this good enough? Can anyone also recommend me how much wattage a PSU should I get as well as a UPS I should get?

More about : advice build

June 12, 2012 11:30:35 AM

Guessing you have a fair bit of money to throw around, and it seems to be a gaming rig. Severe case of overkill in some parts

The 16GB of RAM is overkill for a gaming pc. You only need 8GB.

Windows Ultimate provides no real benefit over home premium unless you want to use the niche features like multiple language's and some business/server stuff. Definitely get 64bit though.

RAM cooler is pointless unless you plan to overclock them a lot. You already have strong airflow through the case.

I would say the CPU cooler is a bit overkill, but that's the one place where it can be appreciated, especially if heavily over-clocking.

Power supply should be 750W for dual SLI GTX670's. A UPS isnt really necessary, a sudden loss of power wont damage anything. A simple surge protector will stop the PC from frying if lightning hits your house or something.

That rig will play games on high for a long while to come.
m
0
l
Related resources
June 12, 2012 1:43:40 PM

manofchalk said:
Guessing you have a fair bit of money to throw around, and it seems to be a gaming rig. Severe case of overkill in some parts

The 16GB of RAM is overkill for a gaming pc. You only need 8GB.

Windows Ultimate provides no real benefit over home premium unless you want to use the niche features like multiple language's and some business/server stuff. Definitely get 64bit though.

RAM cooler is pointless unless you plan to overclock them a lot. You already have strong airflow through the case.

I would say the CPU cooler is a bit overkill, but that's the one place where it can be appreciated, especially if heavily over-clocking.

Power supply should be 750W for dual SLI GTX670's. A UPS isnt really necessary, a sudden loss of power wont damage anything. A simple surge protector will stop the PC from frying if lightning hits your house or something.

That rig will play games on high for a long while to come.


Yes, I'm planning on OCing my rig hence the RAM and CPU coolers. I'm also going to be using this for a bit of rendering hence the 16GB RAM.

Wouldn't I be loading the PSU around 90% if I'm going to use only 750W? Also, concerning the UPS, I thought that multiple power losses without it would cause the mobo to be damaged in the long run or corrupt something especially when installing updates to the OS or installing something. I also would like to get a UPS so I have a little extra time to save anything important I'm doing in case of a power loss.
m
0
l
June 12, 2012 4:35:54 PM

I did the power calculator, I still think it's a bit higher than reality.

There's system would use no more than 600w. This is overclocked to 4.5ghz, with 15% capacitor aging, all your usb devices, fans', optical drive, water cooler, ssd, hdd, usb speakers, keyboard, mouse, etc.

The video cards use 300w.

The cpu at 4.5ghz would use 115w.

After all this I would now recommend a 750w just to be safe, but no it won't be 90% loaded. A 650w would be 90% loaded according to the calculator, but again I think it estimates a bit higher than reality but we'll go with it.

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

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

Both are Seasonic built, 5yr warranty, 62a, Bronze.
m
0
l
June 12, 2012 6:32:10 PM

geekapproved said:
I did the power calculator, I still think it's a bit higher than reality.

There's system would use no more than 600w. This is overclocked to 4.5ghz, with 15% capacitor aging, all your usb devices, fans', optical drive, water cooler, ssd, hdd, usb speakers, keyboard, mouse, etc.

The video cards use 300w.

The cpu at 4.5ghz would use 115w.

After all this I would now recommend a 750w just to be safe, but no it won't be 90% loaded. A 650w would be 90% loaded according to the calculator, but again I think it estimates a bit higher than reality but we'll go with it.

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

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

Both are Seasonic built, 5yr warranty, 62a, Bronze.


Oh, ok. That's good to know that 750W provides enough power with a little wiggle room to spare. So if I were to add another video card in the future to bump it up to a 3-way SLi, then would an 850W PSU be enough?
m
0
l

Best solution

June 13, 2012 2:11:18 PM

I estimate 3way sli would be around 725w for your system, so 850w would be sufficient. I'd probably go with a 900w if it were me.
Share
June 13, 2012 2:44:55 PM

Best answer selected by tabuburn.
m
0
l
!