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August 22, 2012 10:50:38 AM

ok guys, i am from serbia and i am about to buy this build. i have question about psu, and also i would like general review of my build. i will be adding one more 7850 in future, ssd and 2x4 gb of ram.

i will be playing dota2 and diablo 3 mostly.



Motherboard : Gigabyte Z77-D3H

CPU : Intel i5 3570K

RAM : G.Skill DDR3 1600MHz 8GB
8GB Kit, PC12800, 240Pin, CL9 (2x4GB), 1.5V, Dual Channel RipjawsX Series

GPU : ASUS HD7850 DCII

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1 TB

Optical : ASUS DRW-24B5ST/BLK/B/AS

Case : Coolermaster Storm Enforcer

PSU: do i need Corsair TX750M for future upgrade, or Corsair 700 GS is good enough?

Monitor : Samsung Syncmaster S24B350H

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August 22, 2012 10:57:26 AM

For a single card rig, you could easily get away with a 600-650W PSU.
The difference of 50W wont make a difference to your upgrade path, as any significant upgrade (like Crossfire/SLI) will add more than 50W to the power load.

Corsair are a good brand, so get one from them.

Rest of the build looks good as well. Dont forget to get an aftermarket CPU heatsink so you can overclock that processor.
August 22, 2012 11:03:19 AM

thanks , i forgot to add, i wont overclock till i get 2nd 7850 , and that will probably be in september next year and i will get some aftermarket cooler.

so, i will be going crossfire hopefully. thats why i ask which psu to take of those 2.




thanks for review one more time.
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August 22, 2012 11:03:34 AM

What is the price difference?

If you know for certain that you are going to eventually be running with two video cards, I suggest getting the non-modular TX750V2. With two video cards, you will have very few unused cables. Plus the 750V2 is built by Seasonic.
August 22, 2012 11:13:06 AM

in dollars price would be :

GS700 112 $

Corsair TX750 V2 133 $

Corsair TX750M 143$

i won't be overclocking nor adding graphic card for sure in next 12 months, im sure current build can keep up with almost all games on 1920 x 1080, if not on ultra, than at least on High for most demanding ones.

edit : actually that V2 tx750 would be price that would fit my budget perfectly.
August 22, 2012 11:18:23 AM

The TX750 should be fine. The lack of modular cables wont be that big of an issue considering Coolermaster cases have good Cable Management. And getting the modular version wont be anymore convenient because its only semi-modular (fully modular PSU's are good as you don't have to pull apart any cable managment to get them out of the case to clean them).
August 22, 2012 11:19:23 AM

mladen88bl said:
ok guys, i am from serbia and i am about to buy this build. i have question about psu, and also i would like general review of my build. i will be adding one more 7850 in future, ssd and 2x4 gb of ram.

i will be playing dota2 and diablo 3 mostly.



Motherboard : Gigabyte Z77-D3H

CPU : Intel i5 3570K

RAM : G.Skill DDR3 1600MHz 8GB
8GB Kit, PC12800, 240Pin, CL9 (2x4GB), 1.5V, Dual Channel RipjawsX Series

GPU : ASUS HD7850 DCII

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1 TB

Optical : ASUS DRW-24B5ST/BLK/B/AS

Case : Coolermaster Storm Enforcer

PSU: do i need Corsair TX750M for future upgrade, or Corsair 700 GS is good enough?

Monitor : Samsung Syncmaster S24B350H


I'm very familiar with the Corsair GS series. If you want to read a thorough review of one, google Adata HM650. The Adata HM 650 is a modular version of the Corsair GS600.

The GS700 you ask about is actually an *800W* power supply, and a very high quality one.

The GS700 is a perfect size for your dual HD 7850 rig. No problems there.

Overall your build looks great. Read reviews of the OCZ Synapse before you buy your SSD.
August 22, 2012 11:29:18 AM

thank you for your review guys. you gave me my answer.

i browsed arround and gs700 should have no problems really with my upgrades.

before i upgrade i will make sure to ask for suggestions on this forum.

edit:

do you guys think i should favour asus 7850 against XFX HD7850 Black DD ?
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