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User Info: SeaSerpent

3 years ago#1
Looking to upgrade from my current 5 year old PC. I would like to re-use my PSU. I have already bought the SSD and Memory... hope I made a good choices!

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Storage: Intel 530 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card
Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: TX650w Corsair

Is my PSU still fine for a system like this?

I'm in no huge rush to complete this machine. Perhaps by the end of January. If these items above are good buys, let me know. Or if there are some other items that could be better/cheaper. Looking to play WoW/Borderlands 2/Diablo 3/Dead Space 2 at max settings.

Mainly concerned about the case, CPU, motherboard, GPU, and cpu cooler (if needed?). I would prefer items from newegg, but don't exactly know what to look for myself. The items listed above, were suggested to me (just looking for more opinions).

Thank you!
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User Info: Majoras_pants

3 years ago#2
Go to to choose parts, even if you want to choose those. It'll check for compatibility (and is fairly accurate) and you can compare prices. From there it would be easier for us to make sure you're getting the best performance for the price you're paying or what could be changed for a similar price for improvement.
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User Info: TrueKu

3 years ago#3
Don't need the cooler unless you think overclocking is all the rage.
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User Info: SeaSerpent

3 years ago#4

The suggested GPU isn't showing up on there, but its:

He said the parts can be OC'd, hence the cpu cooler I guess. Though, I'm not really interested in overclocking. Should I go with a different set up?

The price on pcpartpicker is inaccurate, since I have the PSU/SSD/Ram already. Plus the GPU isn't showing its price. But I'd be willing to spent another $100 or so.
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User Info: AlxT91

3 years ago#5
Part by part...

CPU, is solid. I'd go up a little if you had the budget, in part due to that CPUs usually aren't outclassed as quickly and I find difficult to swap.

Cooler is unnecessary if you intend to overclock (stock coolers aren't as bad as people make them out to be). And honestly? With that one, you shouldn't really need to; at least not right now. Instead, add that 30 dollars to your CPU budget (or graphics card) and see if you can swing that.

Memory, invest in more. There's very affordable, high clocked 16 gb packs out now. No reason not to get one (Got a nice set for 54 dollars last black friday).

Storage, SSD's are nice; but dear god you'll need a 1-2 tb traditional harddrive to augment it. New games are going to be 50 gb each for the next cycle.

Videocard, an Nvidia 760 GTX is a decent card at 250 but is easily out performed by the new Radeo R9 series. If you're willing to add on a whole extra 100 dollars, then invest in the highest one; it out performs Nvidia cards that cost hundreds more. (Select from here on new-egg )

Don't believe most on this forum who say AMD is trash; they're wonderfully resillient and cost efficient cards. Their drivers can be lacking in some areas, but never lag behind for long. Nvidia does have more support, but it's easily made up with price v performance (as far as the R9s go)

Power Supply, is more than enough. You could actually do with less, but 650w is a safe place for upgrades and tweaks. Make sure it gives a full 650w, some PSUs under perform.

TBH with your current part lineup, it'll play everything well for at least 2 years; so worrying about overclocking is silly.
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User Info: VIP86

3 years ago#6
Corsair is a good brand for PSU's as they use Seasonic as their OEM. However if the PSU is around 5 years old, that's when the warranty is up. I'm not a power supply guru or anything, but most batteries need changing every 4-5 years. Doesn't matter if it's an expensive one or cheap one.
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User Info: VIP86

3 years ago#8
Nice build. Do not get the 212 plus. Get the 212 evo. I have heard from people who have the plus, and they say it's hard to install. I had the evo and it was relatively easy. It's also roughly the same price as the plus.

User Info: army_man179

3 years ago#9
good build. If you ever want a stronger gpu to max EVERYTHING, all you have to do is grab another 760 and a stronger PSU
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