The idea with this build was to get the most bang for my buck. Essentially, a high end computer for the lowest cost while using quality components. Its main use will be gaming with some 3D modeling and video editing/rendering done on the side. The digital art is more of a hobby than professional work, so no dire need of the i7 hyperthreading. I'll be running Windows 7 64-bit, mainly because I've heard many complaints with Win8 running games & high end software.
Now, here are the questions I have:
1.) I've never used this High-End of a Graphics Card. It calls for +12 Volt current rating of 30 Amps. Would this power supply be able to support this card? The New Egg Power Supply Calculator estimate came out at 484W, but I guess this is more a question of Amps.
2.) I will be overclocking both the GPU and CPU. Not quite full throttle, but they will be OC'd nonetheless. Would this MoBo, CPU, GPU, & RAM combo be able to handle a moderate OC?
Thanks for taking the time to help me out. I'm always willing to return the favor when possible!
3. The Elite 431 doesn't have a side fan mount. You would probably want to get a case with a side fan mount to keep cool air blowing on the GPU (especially if you are going to OC it). Get something like this, Case:Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.99 @ Microcenter)
Thanks a lot cball1311! I'm switching to the Corsair case. I have a CPU Cooler, and I'm planning to get a few more fans for the case once its all said and done. I'm also going with your SeaSonic PSU. Thanks again!