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December 13, 2012 8:03:52 PM

Hi!
I'm building my first computer and I want a comment about the configuration from an expert. I also need an advice for the psu wattage, because I really don't know how much I need.

Motherboard: GA-Z77X-D3H
CPU: Intel i5 3570k
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper TX3
GPU: GTX 660ti
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16gb (2x8, 1600)
HDD: WD Black
SSD: 120 gb ssd (I will buy later) and a Muskin msata 60 gb
-An optical drive
-Tp link Wireless adapter N
-A card reader/usb header (+case usb)
-6+ fans
-Capture card (possible)
So, I need help choosing the Psu wattage (and a comment about the configurantion, please!!)

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a b ) Power supply
December 13, 2012 9:55:47 PM

the configuration is nice, except id get a coolermaster hyper 212 evo instead for maybe 20$ more totally worth it for future overclocking or keeping it cool.

also id recommand a decent powersupply such as:


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

or

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

both very good for ur pc and future upgrading

heres a link to the coolermaster cpu heatsink i recommanded.

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

rest seems solid
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December 13, 2012 10:15:24 PM

It's a good build.Though I'd personally either take a GTX660 or GTX670 (GTX660 Ti is a bit too close to the GTX660 to justify the extra cost in my opinion) I would also switch CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 122 ) Power supply
December 13, 2012 10:20:59 PM

Here is Guru3Ds power supply recommendation:

GeForce GTX 660 Ti - On your average system the card requires you to have a 450~500 Watt power supply unit.
GeForce GTX 660 Ti SLI - On your average system the cards require you to have a 700 Watt power supply unit as minimum.

If you are going to overclock GPU or processor, then we do recommend you purchase something with some more stamina.Source: http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_66... Power supply recommendation: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 14, 2012 12:37:29 AM

iceclock said:
the configuration is nice, except id get a coolermaster hyper 212 evo instead for maybe 20$ more totally worth it for future overclocking or keeping it cool.

also id recommand a decent powersupply such as:


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

or

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

both very good for ur pc and future upgrading

heres a link to the coolermaster cpu heatsink i recommanded.

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

rest seems solid


Thanks!

I've just one problem with the cooler (I was looking for this one). In Brazil, the best case I can afford is an Aerocool Xpredator x1 (http://www.aerocool.com.tw/index.php/products/chassis/2...), here all things you can imagine are very expensive (Some parts I'm going to buy in US, but I can't bring a case or a psu...). The problem is the cooler height: the case supports limit of 158mm height coolers, and this one is 158.5mm. I don't know if half milimeter won't let me use this cooler, but I'm afraid it won't fit. Is there any equivalent cooler, but shorter?

Is a Corsair tx650w psu enough? I don't pretend to overclock or use more than one gpu. Maybe a small upgrade, not a big one. (The same problem, I can't afford a silver or gold psu here... I didn't even find Sparkle here.. :(  )
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December 14, 2012 12:41:11 AM

bigcyco1 said:
It's a good build.Though I'd personally either take a GTX660 or GTX670 (GTX660 Ti is a bit too close to the GTX660 to justify the extra cost in my opinion) I would also switch CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




Hi!

My case doesn't suppor more than 158mm height coolers, an this one is 158.5.. Is half milimeter a problem, or can I use this cooler without any issues?
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December 14, 2012 12:45:25 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Here is Guru3Ds power supply recommendation:

GeForce GTX 660 Ti - On your average system the card requires you to have a 450~500 Watt power supply unit.
GeForce GTX 660 Ti SLI - On your average system the cards require you to have a 700 Watt power supply unit as minimum.

If you are going to overclock GPU or processor, then we do recommend you purchase something with some more stamina.Source: http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_66... Power supply recommendation: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Is a Corsair TX650 enough, so? (I can't afford a gold/silver, or even find this brand in Brazil!!.....)
Thanks!
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a c 122 ) Power supply
December 14, 2012 12:55:16 AM

fifoluongo said:
Is a Corsair TX650 enough, so? (I can't afford a gold/silver, or even find this brand in Brazil!!.....)
Thanks!
Yes it's enough ;) 
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a b ) Power supply
December 14, 2012 2:52:10 AM

you can always get a cooler thats more compact, those low-profile coolers work good also,
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December 14, 2012 5:57:23 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Yes it's enough ;) 


even with all the fans, right?
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December 14, 2012 5:58:56 PM

iceclock said:
you cant always get a cooler thats more compact, those low-profile coolers work good also,



Maybe I get a better case than aerocool, so I can buy a 212 EVO without problems!


Thanks!
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a b ) Power supply
December 15, 2012 3:06:18 AM

list your choices or the website u use thanks.

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December 15, 2012 7:48:40 PM

iceclock said:
list your choices or the website u use thanks.


I found a Corsair ATX Carbide 500R and a Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced, both for the same and "greate" price. These cases fit the cooler, right? In US the Carbide 500R is more expensive, so I think is better buy the corsair instead of cooler master case if they are for the same price..

Is a 650w psu enough for this configuration? I don't want to overclock my CPU neither my GPU, but I will probably use more than 5 fans and connect some usb devices and a capture card... (I also want some clearance between my usage and maximum psu power)

Thanks!
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a b ) Power supply
December 15, 2012 8:44:53 PM

yeah 650 should be more than enought :) 

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