Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Good PSU to run my specs...

Last response: in Systems
Share
February 8, 2013 3:28:32 AM

Hi there! I recently received a GTX 690 as a birthday gift from my brother but he didn't know I'm still using an old Core2Duo laptop. LOL! So I guess it's time to finally move on to greener pastures. I am building my first ever desktop. I have spent days of research and my only issue is the right PSU that will perform with my chosen specs:

Processor - Intel Core i7-3930K
CPU Cooler - CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i
Motherboard - ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79
Graphics - EVGA GeForce GTX 690
Memory - Kingston HyperX Beast 32GB
SSD - Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SATA III
BDRom - ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner
Case - Corsair Vengeance Series C70 Military Green
Monitor: ASUS 24" HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor
PSU - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W

Is my chosen PSU ok enough to run everything right or am I frying anything in the system? I'm no expert on this and this is the first time I'm building everything on my own.


Thank you!

More about : good psu run specs

February 8, 2013 3:29:29 AM

Yes, it's plenty, you can get by with a 750W easily.
m
0
l
February 8, 2013 3:31:51 AM

Do not get this build.

Get an i5-3570k
z77 motherboard
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
8gb of ram

if you are gaming.
m
0
l
Related resources
February 8, 2013 3:34:37 AM

Oh... thank you kind sir. I forgot to mention and I was trying to find the edit button (hehe) that I may run a full 64GB of ram due to heavy programs like Adobe CS6 mainly Ligthroom and Adobe Photoshop, Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects.

If a 750w will do the job then i'll go ahead and choose that one.

m
0
l
February 8, 2013 3:36:09 AM

Yes. Nice psu brand and series too. as djangoringo said, you can go with a 750w. You can also go with a better corsair series. Check Corsair AX750. Higher quality than tx series. but hey, tx is fine too just an additional choice if you want a better quality but a cost more abit. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/permalink/323050/323050/...
m
0
l
February 8, 2013 3:36:37 AM

That's nice.

That's why I was wondering why it was so overkill.
m
0
l
February 8, 2013 3:37:42 AM

Maybe a little to no gaming will happen. My PS3 is enough for me so I can work on projects on the desktop and still play games on the side without switching.

Although may I ask why not this build for gaming?
m
0
l
February 8, 2013 3:40:28 AM

My brother is a vet and he told me anything built for gaming is good for any workload haha.
m
0
l
February 8, 2013 3:42:49 AM

It's too overkill for gaming.

It's still of course a gaming build.
m
0
l
February 8, 2013 3:42:54 AM

For a 750W psu i'd get the Roswill Capstone 750 M, it's a high quality psu made by super flower and it's semi-modular, it's at a good price in newegg : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also if you don't do gaming, a single 660 ti or 670 GTX will do with cuda core support, you don't need the 690 gtx, it's a dual gpu some apps don't support dual gpus configurations.
m
0
l
February 8, 2013 3:48:53 AM

Yeah, but his brother already gave it to him as a gift.

m
0
l
February 8, 2013 3:50:24 AM

djangoringo said:
For a 750W psu i'd get the Roswill Capstone 750 M, it's a high quality psu made by super flower and it's semi-modular, it's at a good price in newegg : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also if you don't do gaming, a single 660 ti or 670 GTX will do with cuda core support, you don't need the 690 gtx, it's a dual gpu some apps don't support dual gpus configurations.


I hear you on that. I also read that on other sources. Hopefully my main applications are ok with it but not Cinema 4D. It's not GPU intensive I believe and mainly uses processor cores - and this info came from another source as well. IT actually runs on my old Core2Duo laptop!

I am getting the rest of the components actually on newegg and I just saw your recommendation! I will definitely get that!
m
0
l
February 8, 2013 3:57:44 AM

Why not get FX 8350.
m
0
l
February 8, 2013 4:03:10 AM

cutebeans said:
Why not get FX 8350.


Honestly, I don't know if it's going to be good for my applications. It might. I haven't met anyone in my circle who uses AMD 8 cores and if there was any, they said the Intel still out performs it on rendering graphics. Varying results I might say. I haven't clicked the purchase button yet but with the current specs I have, will the FX 8350 still be compatible with it?

I'm learning at the same time. Thank you!
m
0
l
February 8, 2013 4:11:11 AM

admbautista said:
Yes. Nice psu brand and series too. as djangoringo said, you can go with a 750w. You can also go with a better corsair series. Check Corsair AX750. Higher quality than tx series. but hey, tx is fine too just an additional choice if you want a better quality but a cost more abit. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/permalink/323050/323050/...


Nice PSU. It says there it's one of the top of the line. Too pricey for the budget my wife allotted me haha.
m
0
l
February 8, 2013 4:12:02 AM

The i7-3770k or i7-3930k are better cpus, if you want to lower down, get the i7-3770k + z77 motherboard, or if you don't plan to overclock an i7-3770+h77 motherboard.
m
0
l
February 8, 2013 4:20:06 AM

djangoringo said:
The i7-3770k or i7-3930k are better cpus, if you want to lower down, get the i7-3770k + z77 motherboard, or if you don't plan to overclock an i7-3770+h77 motherboard.


Thank you sir. Let's see how much I'll be saving on these. One thing though, this is the first time I'm using an SSD. One of my clients sent me the Kingston SSD Christmas of 2012. If the z77 motherboard supports Sata III with 6GB/sec I don't mind getting it with an i7 3770k.
m
0
l
February 8, 2013 4:22:14 AM

Yes, some like the asrock extreme 4 even got 4 sata III ports, so it could be a good choice getting the i7-3770k+asrock z77 extreme 4.
m
0
l
February 8, 2013 4:24:49 AM

You'll be saving alot.

A LOT!
m
0
l
!