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Old 02-05-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
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How is this gaming rig?
Case: Antec Nine Hundred
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131790

Graphics Card: EVGA GTX GeForce 560Ti FPB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130604

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139020

Processor: Intel i7 2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233180

Monitor: ASUS 21.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236100

DVD Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204

Processor Fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

Is this all i will need to completely build this computer? I already have thermal paste, a keyboard and hopefully my Laptop's HDD will work. I just need to know 1. Will all of these parts fit in the case? 2. Will all of the cables be included with the parts? 3. Can I overclock the processor to 4.0 GHZ without overvolting & extreme temps. 4. Can I slightly overclock the GPU if necessary without high temps?
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:51 AM   #2
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Yes everything will fit in the case. All the cables will be include but you may need to buy an extension cable for the 4/8 pin connector if it is too short. If you overclock, I would recommend getting a 700w power supply but I think 650w should be fine and heat should not be an issue since you will be getting an after market heatsink. I have that heatsink on my CPU and it is great. Your card should be fine as long as your case is venting the hot air properly like the rear and top fans exhausting while the front and sides are bringing in the cool air
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:19 AM   #3
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can't believe you recommended a 700watt with a i7/8gb/560ti

I'd go for 850+ 700 is to low for this setup, highly doubt you want a 700 watt rolling in their for the few years to come..
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:28 AM   #4
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Looks good but if you got the specs try the AMD Radeon HD 6990 works great for me
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can't believe you recommended a 700watt with a i7/8gb/560ti

I'd go for 850+ 700 is to low for this setup, highly doubt you want a 700 watt rolling in their for the few years to come..
Because 850+ is overkill for the 560 Ti.

700 watts is fine. Folks completely overestimate what a power supply should be for 90% of the builds on this site. The other 9% are people who go too low. The 1% or so actually get it right.

I actually built a PC very similar to this at work (different motherboard and more hard drives) using a GTX 570 video card instead of the 560 and used a 700 watt unit.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:50 AM   #6
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You can't overkill with a PSU

I said 850, what happens if he adds more drives and crossfire? He'd need a 850, this is for future reference.. if you want to recommend him a 700 and in a few years time he buys and upgrades the system he might want to invest in a 850 at the same time because in a year or 2 I;m sure alot will change from then..

Get a 700 then, but I know what I'm talking about, and if you want I'll break it down into further details and explain more of a positive answer with the results, until then i'll see what he wants to reply with
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looks good to me
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You can't overkill with a PSU

I said 850, what happens if he adds more drives and crossfire? He'd need a 850, this is for future reference.. if you want to recommend him a 700 and in a few years time he buys and upgrades the system he might want to invest in a 850 at the same time because in a year or 2 I;m sure alot will change from then..

Get a 700 then, but I know what I'm talking about, and if you want I'll break it down into further details and explain more of a positive answer with the results, until then i'll see what he wants to reply with
A valid point however i assumed that the man will not be overclocking and since he was asking if this was a decent build, he probably does not know what crossfire is or he would of asked if this build is suitable for crossfire.
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You can't overkill with a PSU
Actually, you can.

It comes down to price, and most people vastly overpay for their needs, even with expansion in mind. To prove my point, this system build only requires 400 watts. Do the math yourself if you wish:
eXtreme Outer Vision - eXtreme tools for computer enthusiasts

That site is the most accurate among all testers, and my friends and I have relied upon it professionally for years. It has yet to let us down. A perfect example is my file server. Quad core CPU, 8GB RAM, 7 hard drives, GeForce 8600 GT video card and it only needs a paltry 344 watts at full bore. Most folks overbuy their power supplies.

In this case, the OP is perfectly fine getting even a 600 watt unit, but 700 watts offers a pretty decent cushion for the price from most vendors. Bigger isn't always better. As I've said in the past, I keep cash in mind when I make my recommendations, and there's nothing wrong with this one.

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I said 850, what happens if he adds more drives and crossfire? He'd need a 850, this is for future reference.. if you want to recommend him a 700 and in a few years time he buys and upgrades the system he might want to invest in a 850 at the same time because in a year or 2 I;m sure alot will change from then..
Ok, assuming you're right, I plug in that extra video card (and to make it interesting, we'll upgrade to two 570's in SLI) and two more drives - an extra 7200 RPM drive and an SSD because they're coming down in price.

How much does he need? 662 watts which is still within the threshold of what his original unit can do. If we assume he just buys the extra 560 instead of tossing that 560 for dual 570's, he ends up with needing 540 watts. Again, still well within the 700 watt envelope. And if you buy one of the 700 watt units that are high efficiency, "constant-load", then 700 watts is just fine. Bumping to a 750 for the more extreme example of the 570's is not out of the question, but an 850 is just blowing cash unnecessarily.

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Get a 700 then, but I know what I'm talking about, and if you want I'll break it down into further details and explain more of a positive answer with the results, until then i'll see what he wants to reply with
There's no need to get all butthurt about this. I'm just trying to save folks money - some of us don't have unlimited reserves, and ignorance breeds empty wallets. This isn't a competition for his replies either.
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You're only referring to watt that is not being used in full stress, you can't really overkill a PSU.

500 watt just for the G'card and we haven't added the 90-120watt the cpu uses under full stress also, nor the rest..

http://www.guru3d.com/article/evga-g...-2win-review/7

Recommended Power Supply


Here is Guru3D's power supply recommendation on the GeForce 500 series:
  • GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win - On your average system the card requires you to have a 700 Watt power supply unit.
If you are going to overclock the CPU or GPU, then we do recommend that you purchase something with some more stamina.
There are many good PSUs out there, please do have a look at our many PSU reviews as we have loads of recommended PSUs for you to check out in there. What would happen if your PSU can't cope with the load? Here are a few possible issues:
  • bad 3D performance
  • crashing games
  • spontaneous reset or imminent shutdown of the PC
  • freezing during gameplay
  • PSU overload can cause it to break down



but screw it lets get a 700 watt, then after all the intense gaming we'll see him back soon

I'm only saying get a 850 watt for future reference, and you're telling him to stay with 700, and what's to say he won't update his graphics card? or other things that will only require more power most likely

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A valid point however i assumed that the man will not be overclocking and since he was asking if this was a decent build, he probably does not know what crossfire is or he would of asked if this build is suitable for crossfire.
Valid point? lol of course..

Nobody should be assuming, he will OC I bet and I bet he upgrades his graphics card or adds another, who's to say he doesn't have a friend who knows this? and if he wants to build a system I'm sure he would like to learn abit about overclocking, I'm sure we've all been their and wanted to do this also.

I think both of you are wrong in telling him to get a 700watt, personally I know it's not good enough for a gamer, all gamers stress their system so much and it's under constant power..


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