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Just ordered my newest computer- did I do gud?

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January 20, 2013 2:09:30 AM

Ok, so. I just bought parts for a new computer. first, here are the parts, then what I need to know:
i7 3770k (got it for 200$ at microcenter)
EVGA Reference GTX 670
16GB G.Skill RAM (1600mhz, CL9, 9-9-9-24)
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 (I wanted the UD3H Z77 but it had blue on it, I'm kinda picky about looks)
Corsair C70 Case
This is where I need advice. I bought the new 750W PSU from corsair, the modular one. it was 99.99. Will this be enough to power 2 670's and an OC'd 3770k in the future? :/ 
Asus 23.6" Monitor
WD Blue 750GB HDD
I didn't buy a CD Rom or a CPU cooler because I ran out of budget, but I'll buy those later (i can use the cd rom from my other desktops to install [not pirated i swear] windows on)
I got -65$ in promo codes and -60$ from the cd rom and cpu cooler i was gonna get, and my case comes with a 16gb flash drive.
Upgrades I plan on making: 90gb ssd for windows and a couple games, 32gb ram, another 670, another terabyte of storage. will my PSU handle that or will I need 850w? Also what do ya think? :D  thanks a mil
January 20, 2013 2:14:06 AM

There no reason to get 16GB of ram it won't be used. There's ABSOLUTELY NO reason to waste money on 32GB.
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January 20, 2013 2:14:31 AM

get 212 evo for 25 usd :)  then OC to maximize CPU to handle 2 670
i believe 128GB ssd is minimum, OS partition grows really fast

your corsait 750 will be capable of handling all you need :) 
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January 20, 2013 2:15:14 AM

750w will be enough. Especially since corsair PSU's are made by SeaSonic :p .
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January 20, 2013 2:16:33 AM

Well, two GTX 670s shouldn't go above 340W unless overclocked, and a Core i7-3770k should stay within 77W at stock. Even allowing for other components, that still leaves a lot of headroom for overclocking that 3770k.

blake1243 said:
750w will be enough. Especially since corsair PSU's are made by SeaSonic :p .

Except when they're not (CWT). ;) 
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January 20, 2013 2:17:50 AM

A quick way to check is to go to www.pcpartpicker.com and then add all the components that you have. it gives an estimated watt usage, or you can look at the individual components and add up the wattage, another question is what rank is the PSU, is it bronze silver gold or platinum?
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January 20, 2013 2:19:48 AM

bob hays said:
A quick way to check is to go to www.pcpartpicker.com and then add all the components that you have. it gives an estimated watt usage, or you can look at the individual components and add up the wattage, another question is what rank is the PSU, is it bronze silver gold or platinum?

That's rather useless. Better to look at the 12V amps and any reviews.

@OP: Is it a Corsair CX750M or a TX750M? Or something else entirely?
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January 20, 2013 2:22:12 AM

Sakkura said:
Well, two GTX 670s shouldn't go above 340W unless overclocked, and a Core i7-3770k should stay within 77W at stock. Even allowing for other components, that still leaves a lot of headroom for overclocking that 3770k.


Except when they're not (CWT). ;) 

Just make sure when you go to buy it that the one you are getting is made by SeaSonic. My cx430 is made by SeaSonic.
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January 20, 2013 2:23:36 AM

Here is your build (well almost I'm only guessing) I even added a second 670 and it says you still only need 525W so a 750W psu is fine...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ywcZ
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January 20, 2013 2:31:43 AM
January 20, 2013 2:38:02 AM

blake1243 said:
Just make sure when you go to buy it that the one you are getting is made by SeaSonic. My cx430 is made by SeaSonic.

I already bought it lol.
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January 20, 2013 2:42:08 AM

Zed_Spooge said:
I like having 32GB ram so I can dedicate 8 to servers, 4 for os, and 4 for gaming. I'd like to have 32 so I can double all those numbers.

this is the psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hm, well, it's not what I would have recommended. But it should be capable of running your rig with two GTX 670s.

blake1243 said:
Just make sure when you go to buy it that the one you are getting is made by SeaSonic. My cx430 is made by SeaSonic.

AFAIK, the CX430 is made by CWT and replaced the CX400 which was made by Seasonic.
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January 20, 2013 2:44:19 AM

Lol sorry in that one message 16gb* first.

So should I be good? If anyone wants I'll update when I get the parts and start building.(will def post pics, love this case)
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January 20, 2013 2:47:21 AM

My PSU just was released and is not on that list. ;p
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January 20, 2013 3:12:57 AM

Wow that is disappointing. The CX430 seems to get recommended alot lol. Its still alot better than going with a logisy's or Rosewill lol.
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January 20, 2013 3:26:17 AM

Lol you have a cx430.
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January 20, 2013 3:33:51 AM

Whats wrong with it? It is a great budget PSU. Atleast i don't have some crappy logisys or rosewill. The cx430 was used in the last builder marathon.
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January 20, 2013 3:37:01 AM

Lol yeah. Corsair, XFX, NZXT, And ASUS > Every brand ever for everything
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