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July 19, 2012 2:38:47 PM

Okay I'll keep it sweet.

Decided on a build, just need to check if the PSU is going to handle it. I have tried calculating the total wattage of the components using various calculators and they all seem to give good results. I would however just like some extra opinions.

Here's my little build (and the extra's but I don't know if it's worth counting the wattage they will draw):


Case: http://www.ebuyer.com/233740-coolermaster-elite-430-all...

MOBO: http://www.ebuyer.com/351598-gigabyte-ga-z77-d3h-socket...

HDD: http://www.ebuyer.com/272944-seagate-500gb-barracuda-in...

CPU: http://www.ebuyer.com/251596-intel-core-i5-2500k-3-3ghz...

GPU: http://www.ebuyer.com/280613-msi-gtx-560-ti-1024mb-ddr5...

RAM: http://www.ebuyer.com/262580-corsair-8gb-ddr3-1600mhz-v...

Extras:

Wireless: http://www.ebuyer.com/161823-edimax-wireless-n150-usb-a...

Fans: http://www.ebuyer.com/65697-120mm-blue-led-fan-4pin-mol...

Lighting: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0002Q9HL0/


Here's the PSU I plan on using:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0045L5LGI/ref=ox_sc...


I've heard XFX PSUs are produced by Seasonic so that can't be a bad thing.

What do you guys think? Will that PSU be alright?

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July 19, 2012 2:46:56 PM

good choice on the power supply. i have the 750w and im pretty impressed

as for your build

1: id get a i5 3570k as they are faster and have a couple of extra features that you can use like PCI-E 3
2: id get a nice cooler like a hyper 212 evo from cooler master to help with overclocking
3: id get a gigabyte windforce 7850 because they use less power and perform much better. not to mention that 650w is enough to crossfire 7850s later on. if you dont plan t crossfire, get the 550w
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July 19, 2012 3:03:01 PM

TheBigTroll said:
good choice on the power supply. i have the 750w and im pretty impressed

as for your build

1: id get a i5 3570k as they are faster and have a couple of extra features that you can use like PCI-E 3
2: id get a nice cooler like a hyper 212 evo from cooler master to help with overclocking
3: id get a gigabyte windforce 7850 because they use less power and perform much better. not to mention that 650w is enough to crossfire 7850s later on. if you dont plan t crossfire, get the 550w


Thanks for the info 'n' suggestions but at the moment I think i'm going to stick with what I've got. I'm on a "less-I-spend-the-better" sort of budget and I'm not really a heavy, heavy gamer. Anything I get will be an improvement n the Acer Aspire X3300 that I run these days.

I do plan on OC eventually but not for a while. I just want a fairly budget PC that I can play my favorite games on above average graphics.

hunter315 said:
All the XFX units are solid picks, it will handle that system just fine and should last you quite a while
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

You also have enough power to SLI 2 560Ti's down the line, the 650 W unit has 2 6 pins and 2 6+2 pins, and a pair of GTX 560Ti's only needs up to about 500W so you would even have room left over for OCing
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-560-ti-sli-re...


I see, thanks. It's nice to know that I would have some headroom if I bought the XFX 650.
July 19, 2012 3:16:35 PM

no. get the i5 3570k now. you cant use all the features on your motherboard without it
July 19, 2012 3:23:31 PM

TheBigTroll said:
no. get the i5 3570k now. you cant use all the features on your motherboard without it


Didn't realise I could get the 3570k for just £3 more. I have heard that it doesn't OC as well as the 2500k though (for when I actually do OC).

Plus, I think the 560 Ti only supports PCI-e 2.0.

Edit: Yeah, 3.0 cards start at like £300 which is out of the question right now. I'll still get the 3750k though.
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