Any advice before i click buy!

Hey guys,

Building my first PCsairre and have been trying to pick my components for a while now. I've come up with the following:

Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
SanDisk 120GB Extreme SSD - 2.5" SATA-III - Read 550MB/s Write 510MB/s
Corsair 8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz Red Vengeance Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V
CM Storm Enforcer Case with Corsair 750W TX PSU
Coolermaster hyper 212 evo
AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

I have 2 questions...

Would you recommend spending a little more on the mobo or has this one got enough to keep going for future upgrades. I am decided to overclock at some point in the future.

Is the TX 750w psu a good choice or is it better to go for say a 600w but better quality? And how much wattage do I actually require?

Any other recommendations more than appreciated.

Thanks
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  1. hey man ...
    how r u doing ?

    you didn't mention any HDD !!
    WHAT ABOUT YOUR MAIN STORAGE ?

    As for your mobo it's GIGABYTE .... and that's enough
    Top quality and best for everything

    as for power supply get the 600w with higher quality, you don't need more wattage even if you're intending to crossfire 2 VGA CARDS

    Believe it or not ... the quality of power supply is the most important part in your build

    best wishes
  2. yasserBasha said:
    hey man ...
    how r u doing ?

    you didn't mention any HDD !!
    WHAT ABOUT YOUR MAIN STORAGE ?

    As for your mobo it's GIGABYTE .... and that's enough
    Top quality and best for everything

    as for power supply get the 600w with higher quality, you don't need more wattage even if you're intending to crossfire 2 VGA CARDS

    Believe it or not ... the quality of power supply is the most important part in your build

    best wishes


    My main storage will be the Sandisk SSD.

    What 600w PSU would you recommend?
  3. mo123456789 said:
    yasserBasha said:
    hey man ...
    how r u doing ?

    you didn't mention any HDD !!
    WHAT ABOUT YOUR MAIN STORAGE ?

    As for your mobo it's GIGABYTE .... and that's enough
    Top quality and best for everything

    as for power supply get the 600w with higher quality, you don't need more wattage even if you're intending to crossfire 2 VGA CARDS

    Believe it or not ... the quality of power supply is the most important part in your build

    best wishes


    My main storage will be the Sandisk SSD.

    What 600w PSU would you recommend?


    you cannot make an SSD as your main storage .. SSD is for OS and fast data handling , get another storage for example: WD caviar blue or black / segate barracuda etc...

    i would recommend cooler master 600w bronze certified PSU
  4. Cannot is not the word I would use... You are going to run out of space very fast so getting a hdd for storage is ideal. The 750w would be good if you plan on going crossfire down the road but a good quality 500-600w would do just fine.
  5. zooted said:
    Cannot is not the word I would use... You are going to run out of space very fast so getting a hdd for storage is ideal. The 750w would be good if you plan on going crossfire down the road but a good quality 500-600w would do just fine.


    crossfire doesn't require more than 600w for AMD radeon GPU listed here (Says AMD itself )
  6. Do u think 600w is enough if in the future I decide to OC?

    How do you calculate the required wattage?
  7. It will be fine. If you want to go multigpu down the road the 750w isn't a bad idea as it will run more efficient and put less load helping longevity. Otherwise the 600w will be plenty.
  8. mo123456789 said:
    Do u think 600w is enough if in the future I decide to OC?

    How do you calculate the required wattage?


    for 1 VGA card you don't need more than 500w so 600w wil be plenty enough for OC
  9. zooted said:
    It will be fine. If you want to go multigpu down the road the 750w isn't a bad idea as it will run more efficient and put less load helping longevity. Otherwise the 600w will be plenty.



    Agree
  10. yasserBasha said:
    zooted said:
    It will be fine. If you want to go multigpu down the road the 750w isn't a bad idea as it will run more efficient and put less load helping longevity. Otherwise the 600w will be plenty.



    Agree


    And that's with a DVD RW and say 3 HDD?
  11. mo123456789 said:
    yasserBasha said:
    zooted said:
    It will be fine. If you want to go multigpu down the road the 750w isn't a bad idea as it will run more efficient and put less load helping longevity. Otherwise the 600w will be plenty.



    Agree


    And that's with a DVD RW and say 3 HDD?


    no difference, but by "3 HDD" you mean 3tb or 3 seperate HDDs ??
  12. yasserBasha said:
    mo123456789 said:
    yasserBasha said:
    zooted said:
    It will be fine. If you want to go multigpu down the road the 750w isn't a bad idea as it will run more efficient and put less load helping longevity. Otherwise the 600w will be plenty.



    Agree



    And that's with a DVD RW and say 3 HDD?


    no difference, but by "3 HDD" you mean 3tb or 3 seperate HDDs ??


    Sorry I meant 3 x 1tb HDDs. Surely that will require more power?
  13. mo123456789 said:
    yasserBasha said:
    mo123456789 said:
    yasserBasha said:
    zooted said:
    It will be fine. If you want to go multigpu down the road the 750w isn't a bad idea as it will run more efficient and put less load helping longevity. Otherwise the 600w will be plenty.



    Agree



    And that's with a DVD RW and say 3 HDD?


    no difference, but by "3 HDD" you mean 3tb or 3 seperate HDDs ??


    Sorry I meant 3 x 1tb HDDs. Surely that will require more power?


    no it wouldn't require anymore power... but why would you buy three 1tb HDDs ?!! while you can buy one 3tb or if you wanna separate boot drive from main storage then you can buy 1x1tb and 1x2tb or 1x500gb and 1x2tb
    wouldn't that be more suitable ?
  14. yasserBasha said:
    mo123456789 said:
    yasserBasha said:
    mo123456789 said:
    yasserBasha said:
    zooted said:
    It will be fine. If you want to go multigpu down the road the 750w isn't a bad idea as it will run more efficient and put less load helping longevity. Otherwise the 600w will be plenty.



    Agree



    And that's with a DVD RW and say 3 HDD?


    no difference, but by "3 HDD" you mean 3tb or 3 seperate HDDs ??


    Sorry I meant 3 x 1tb HDDs. Surely that will require more power?


    no it wouldn't require anymore power... but why would you buy three 1tb HDDs ?!! while you can buy one 3tb or if you wanna separate boot drive from main storage then you can buy 1x1tb and 1x2tb or 1x500gb and 1x2tb
    wouldn't that be more suitable ?


    Its just because ive got a few HDDs from previous computers which I have been using with a HD dock. I was thinking of putting them in too.
  15. mo123456789 said:
    yasserBasha said:
    mo123456789 said:
    yasserBasha said:
    mo123456789 said:
    yasserBasha said:
    zooted said:
    It will be fine. If you want to go multigpu down the road the 750w isn't a bad idea as it will run more efficient and put less load helping longevity. Otherwise the 600w will be plenty.



    Agree



    And that's with a DVD RW and say 3 HDD?


    no difference, but by "3 HDD" you mean 3tb or 3 seperate HDDs ??


    Sorry I meant 3 x 1tb HDDs. Surely that will require more power?


    no it wouldn't require anymore power... but why would you buy three 1tb HDDs ?!! while you can buy one 3tb or if you wanna separate boot drive from main storage then you can buy 1x1tb and 1x2tb or 1x500gb and 1x2tb
    wouldn't that be more suitable ?


    Its just because ive got a few HDDs from previous computers which I have been using with a HD dock. I was thinking of putting them in too.


    ok in this case why not ?
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