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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Energizer Bunny, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Energizer Bunny New Member

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    Hi All

    I'm looking for advice on a new gaming rig I'm putting together please. I have some existing components but most of the major stuff is new:

    New
    CPU: Core i7 4770k 3.5hz
    Mobo: Asus Maximus Hero VI
    Ram: 16gb G Skill Trident X DDR3 2400
    GPU: PNY GTX780 3gb
    Case: Nzxt H440 Steel White
    CPU Cooler: Nzht Kraken X40

    Existing
    SSD: 2x 250gb
    HDD: 2x 3tb
    PSU: 620w Corsair

    So what do you guys think?

    I know a few people with suggest the 290 for a GPU but I'm in the US and they are ludicrously expensive vs 780s here and I can't really see that the performance justifies the extra cost.

    I also wonder about my PSU. I think it should be ok as I wont be doing any SLI type stuff.

    Thoughts welcome and thanks in advance
     
  2. theoneandonlymrk

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    cant see any issues, It all looks good to me, if the psu has done more then 4 years already i might try and get a new one if i were you, just to be on the safe side , its a good make but regardless of the brand components wear and i have personally had 2x corsair psu die on me a 850Tx and a 550Vx(cx maybe) due to being run hard for a few years (folding@home 24/7) i replaced them with a corsair and a be quite psu.

    I personally wouldnt want to risk popping a lot of new gear.
     
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    Hmmm. You may be right. Any suggestions on PSUs?
     
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    id have to suggest another corsair or a Be Quite as the quality ,warranty and stability of those two brands are good, I also would suggest something in the same wattage range 600-800, seasonic are also a top notch Psu manufacturer,.

    not very specific but im at work so short and sharp it is.

    oh, also if there is even a slim chance of you Sli'ing or doing some heavy overclocking i would go with a high wattage single rail unit as they work out to be far more stable, and future proofing now could save money later.
     
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    Get a custom cooled R9 290 their faster than the GTX 780. And for a PSU get a 650 Seasonic everything else is fine.
     

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