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Old 27-08-12, 04:58 PM
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Hi, this is my first post on this site so I hope that I'm doing this properly. I'm going for a gaming/3D modelling/Every-day use PC. is the max I'm going to spend (excluding screen, keyboard, speakers, mouse, etc.). It's also my first computer build

Here's a build list (if there's any place i could save money, get better value for my money or if there's a compatibility issue or something, please tell me):

Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTX 660Ti

CPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H100

PSU: Corsair Gaming Series 800-Watt

RAM: Kingston HyperX 16 GB Kit (4x4 GB Modules)

HDD (Maybe SSD?):Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200RPM 6Gb/s 64MB Cache

Motherboard: Gigabyte Intel Z77 UD5H

Case: Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower

SATA Disc Bay: Asus 24xDVD-RW

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K (Ivy Bridge)

For links to any of the above, just paste the name into Amazon.com and take the first result for all of them.

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Old 27-08-12, 05:02 PM
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I'd imagine you could easily get away with a 650 watt power supply rather than 800.
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Old 27-08-12, 05:03 PM
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He can get away with mostly every decent powersupply. The fanless Seasonic PSUs for example...
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Old 27-08-12, 05:06 PM
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Thanks for the quick replies but I'm thinking of having a 100-Watt speaker system in the future. I also want to swap out the fans for LED backlit ones. I just thought I would safeguard myself. Should I still get a lower one?
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Old 27-08-12, 05:11 PM
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The speakers wont draw power from your computers power supply, they are likely to have their own power source. As for LED fans, they wont really take up any extra power at all. You would still be okay with a 650 or 700 if you really wanted.
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Old 27-08-12, 05:19 PM
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Even drop to a 500w psu if you can.
Silverstone Technology SilvStone ST50F-P 500W
That's a good choice.

As said about the speakers - they'll have their own amp and wont draw power from the psu.

Also, you need to change RAM to get 1.5v or lower. The kingston RAM is 1.65v and can damage Ivybridge cpus
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Old 27-08-12, 05:20 PM
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The speakers wont draw power from your computers power supply, they are likely to have their own power source. As for LED fans, they wont really take up any extra power at all. You would still be okay with a 650 or 700 if you really wanted.
Okay well I don't know much about sound systems but when I watched a review of the Logitech X-540 (http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Surro...I24NMTV7V9TTVL) it didn't seem to have an external power cable so I assumed that it got the power from the power supply. I probably sound like an idiot
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Old 27-08-12, 05:21 PM
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Ideally 1.5v, james, but 1.65v is the maximum 'safezone'. o.o
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Old 27-08-12, 05:25 PM
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Ideally 1.5v, james, but 1.65v is the maximum 'safezone'. o.o
I've heard otherwise about that, but regardless - there's far better offerings these days than the Kingston set, that are rated at 1.5v - such as Mushkin and Corsair sets
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Old 27-08-12, 05:28 PM
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I've heard otherwise about that, but regardless - there's far better offerings these days than the Kingston set, that are rated at 1.5v - such as Mushkin and Corsair sets
Yes, there definitely are. Kingston have 1.5v versions technically, but I've yet to actually see them in stores...

Anyway, Corsair's stuff has been almost entirely 1.5v, with Vengeance LP White being 1.25v. Basically, you can hardly go wrong with their brand...
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