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#1kingjeremyPosted 1/5/2014 6:19:38 PM
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#2VIP86Posted 1/5/2014 7:01:54 PM
7.5-8/10. Nothing special, basic mid-highend build. Congrats.
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#3PsythikPosted 1/5/2014 7:07:39 PM
That's the common cookie cutter high-end build. Not to say there's anything wrong with it; I just ordered almost the exact same parts a couple days ago.

The only suggestion I'd make is ditch the DVD drive and up the PSU watts to 600. That 500w supply is going to be constantly stressed to the max during gaming and it's not worth risking your entire system when the thing fails after a year.
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#4kingjeremy(Topic Creator)Posted 1/5/2014 9:51:52 PM
I should have said fix anything on this build before I order the parts.

VIP86 posted...
7.5-8/10. Nothing special, basic mid-highend build. Congrats.


That's what I am aiming toward.

Psythik posted...
That's the common cookie cutter high-end build. Not to say there's anything wrong with it; I just ordered almost the exact same parts a couple days ago.

The only suggestion I'd make is ditch the DVD drive and up the PSU watts to 600. That 500w supply is going to be constantly stressed to the max during gaming and it's not worth risking your entire system when the thing fails after a year.


I still need the DVD drive, as I am going to install a few old games from DVD's (BF1942, BF2). I think that is probably good advice on the PSU. My last system failed after the PSU failed a couple times as I went cheaper than I should have.
#5aak57Posted 1/5/2014 9:58:51 PM
Psythik posted...
That 500w supply is going to be constantly stressed to the max during gaming

No, it's really not. It's completely fine even if he overclocks.

And it's a decent build TC, though I would opt for RAM that is cheaper and has lower heatsinks so there's no chance they're in the way of the CPU heatsink.
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#6monkmithPosted 1/5/2014 10:06:17 PM
aak57 posted...
No, it's really not. It's completely fine even if he overclocks.


is it? because i've got a build similar to his (same gpu, i5 2500k pcu) that i've been afraid to overclock and i'm using a 650w psu.
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#7aak57Posted 1/5/2014 10:14:26 PM
monkmith posted...
aak57 posted...
No, it's really not. It's completely fine even if he overclocks.


is it? because i've got a build similar to his (same gpu, i5 2500k pcu) that i've been afraid to overclock and i'm using a 650w psu.

Completely fine. An OCed 770 system will draw up to 400W, even for the most intense stuff.
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#8PsythikPosted 1/5/2014 10:25:12 PM
Don't believe me? Run the specs through the PSU Calculator:

http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

Also, nVidia themselves say that the 770 requires 600w. Is it really worth it taking a risk to save $10-20?
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#9aak57Posted 1/5/2014 10:33:16 PM(edited)
Try looking up any review of a 770 and take a look at the power consumption numbers. Manufacturers always vastly overstate power requirements because they A) know people buy POS units that don't actually run at the listed wattage and B) want to cover their asses anyway. IIRC, the 7970 has a recommended wattage of 500W but the 280x, basically the same exact card, has a recommendation of like 700W.

Actually, here's a link for you:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6994/nvidia-geforce-gtx-770-review/17

Scroll down to the section about power (this is overclocked, with a 6-core i7 at 4.3GHz).
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#10monkmithPosted 1/5/2014 10:28:59 PM
Psythik posted...
Don't believe me? Run the specs through the PSU Calculator:

http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

Also, nVidia themselves say that the 770 requires 600w. Is it really worth it taking a risk to save $10-20?


don't know about anyone else, but i can never get that website to load.
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