Are these's part compatable?

CPU-Intel i5 2500k
MOTHERBOARD-ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GPU-Sapphire Radeon 6870/ Maybe x2 in future
RAM-Corsair Vengance 8GB
CASE-NZXT Phantom case
PSU-Powercool Modular 850w 80
and a 1tb hard drive and a dvd burner...
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  1. Don't think I would touch that power supply. What kind of budget are you working with here?

    Also if you're going Z77 go with the i5-3570K, if you're going Z68, stick with the 2500K.
  2. How big a power supply do you think I would need for 2 of the 6870's and im going with the 2500k so what board would you you recommend around the same price range as the asrock z77?
  3. Welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums,
    All of the parts you show are compatible but you have a weak link in your build - the PSU. I can find no objective reviews on any Powercool PSU, I found a few threads saying they had problems but nothing real good. I will personally suggest you steer clear of any PSU which has not been reviewed - see this list
    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page541.htm
    shows where to find reviews for PSU's (by maker)
    Also you might spend some time reading this about PSU's.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/324368-28-computer-power-supplies-guide
    Happy reading, enjoy your build (with different PSU)
  4. how about this PSU the XFX Pro 850W 80+ modular is not rly in my price range and this looks good?
  5. DECL4N said:
    how about this PSU the XFX Pro 850W 80+ modular is not rly in my price range and this looks good?


    That will be massive overkill for even 2 x 6870. This will cover everything you need: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095
  6. May go with your option but I would like to future proof this PC and make sure I have nothing to worry about when installing more power hungry parts.
  7. Also living in the UK there is only a £1 pound difference between the one I suggested and the one you did :/
  8. DECL4N said:
    May go with your option but I would like to future proof this PC and make sure I have nothing to worry about when installing more power hungry parts.


    Power hungry parts are becoming a thing of the past. The new generation of GPUs are far more energy efficient than previous generations so the days of 1K+ power supplies are coming to an end. A 950W will handle 3 x SLI for the GTX 670 easily.
  9. HOW about the corsair TX750 could this easily run everthing and more? Whats the difference between the TX750 and the TX750M also?
  10. DECL4N said:
    HOW about the corsair TX750 could this easily run everthing and more? Whats the difference between the TX750 and the TX750M also?


    Yes, and the 750M is semi-modular the other isn't.
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