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New i7 GTX 670 gaming build, please rate. (PSU question)

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September 18, 2012 2:07:50 AM

Last year I purchased a Sager NP8150 gaming laptop with most of the best options specified. Since then, the laptop has never once been out of the house, so the portability aspect gives me no benefit. I decided now I'd build my own desktop this time around, all the parts have been ordered, just waiting for them to arrive. Here's the build:

*UPDATED*
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Full (32/64-bit)
Mouse: Logitech Performance Wireless Laser Mouse

(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-17 23:50 EDT-0400)


This machine will be used daily for a home business and for gaming. I figured that since this is something I will be using so frequently both for work and leisure, that I'd get a decent build. What do you guys think?

Also, I'll ask this in another forum, but what do you guys suggest for a UPS? Do I need a UPS to match the wattage of the PSU? And as far as the PSU goes, I figured I'd be safe with 1000W, but is it necessary for this build? It's on back-order at the moment, so I'm open to suggestions on that. I realize the 670 requires 550W, but I want to have the option of SLI without having to upgrade the PSU later on.

UPDATE: Purchased 850 as shown above, remarks?
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September 18, 2012 2:43:14 AM

voodoovyper said:
Why that MB and not the one I chose?

Because it's a full size ATX, it's $60 cheaper and it over clocks just as high as that Asus board.
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September 18, 2012 2:51:22 AM

Why_Me said:
Because it's a full size ATX, it's $60 cheaper and it over clocks just as high as that Asus board.

The Asus is full size ATX as well, has a 5 year warranty vs ASRock's 3 year, and has far more reviews (not just on Newegg). The Asus also has 2x PCIe 3.0 as opposed to ASRock's 1. Asus also has 4x USB 3.0 ports while ASRock has 2.
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September 18, 2012 2:54:14 AM

voodoovyper said:
The Asus is full size ATX as well, has a 5 year warranty vs ASRock's 3 year, and has far more reviews (not just on Newegg). The Asus also has 2x PCIe 3.0 as opposed to ASRock's 1. Asus also has 4x USB 3.0 ports while ASRock has 2.

And I just discovered I posted on the wrong "rate my build thread". I have several windows open...apparently one too many.
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September 18, 2012 2:59:17 AM

Why_Me said:
And I just discovered I posted on the wrong "rate my build thread". I have several windows open...apparently one too many.

No problem, thank you for the input either way. I am looking for suggestions on the PSU though. I chose a 1000W and I see now that it may be a bit overkill.

I've been looking at this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My GPU requires 550W (46A) while that PSU puts out 750W and 60A@12v. Will that be ample with the addition of the other components and possibility of SLI down the road?


Also, this one here which has 80A http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002RWJGC2/ref=oh_deta...

I actually purchased that one just now and canceled the 1000W as they were both on 2-5 week backorder and the 850 just popped up with 1 in stock.
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September 18, 2012 3:33:02 AM

What is your budget? I suggest you get the Hyper 212+ instead of the Zalman
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I also added the Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 instead of Asus Sabertooth
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.00 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.00 @ B&H)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ CompUSA)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($143.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($176.44 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Full (32/64-bit) ($239.00 @ Adorama)
Mouse: Logitech Performance Wireless Laser Mouse ($79.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $2107.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-17 23:34 EDT-0400)
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September 18, 2012 3:39:10 AM

Xlerator said:
What is your budget? I suggest you get the Hyper 212+ instead of the Zalman
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hO5c) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hO5c/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hO5c/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i73770k) | $319.99 @ TigerDirect
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $19.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z77extr...) | $134.99 @ Amazon
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9q1...) | $84.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...) | $189.00 @ B&H
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $109.00 @ B&H
**Storage** | [Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-internal-hard-dri...) | $79.99 @ CompUSA
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp42678k...) | $399.98 @ NCIX US
**Case** | [Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc932kk...) | $129.99 @ NCIX US
**Power Supply** | [Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-power-supply...) | $143.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Monitor** | [Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs247hp) | $176.44 @ Amazon
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Full (32/64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-glc00182) | $239.00 @ Adorama
**Mouse** | [Logitech Performance Wireless Laser Mouse](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/logitech-mouse-910001105) | $79.98 @ NCIX US
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $2107.33
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-17 23:32 EDT-0400 |


Budget isn't an issue, but the performance I am getting for what I am paying is, which is why I'm not instantly getting another 670. Obviously, optimizing the system for biggest bang for the buck is a daunting task, so many components were purchased based on reviews. I just wanted to make sure that everything fell in place with everything else and that I wouldn't have any issues. The main concern is the PSU, as you can see in the post prior, I changed it from a 1000W to a 850W. The 256gb SSD was also recently changed from the Samsung 830 to the Crucial M4 (somewhat lateral move, but price was significantly better). Also the GPU is a Gigabyte Geforce GTX 670 GV-N670OC-2GD. Guess I should update the post :p .

Edit: OP edited to reflect accuracy of build.
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