In need of some fairly urgent pc build help

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by CMvan46, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. CMvan46

    CMvan46

    Messages:
    2,547
    Location:
    Canada
    So I just realized I have saved a lot more than I probably needed for school and this weekend only my local computer shop is having a massive sale.


    Coolermaster elite 371 case -$30

    i5-3750k with Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H motherboard - combo price of $300

    evga 670 2gb - $310

    8 gb patriot viper 3 series 1600 mhz ram - $35 - $10 MIR

    corsair cx 430 v2 power supply - $25 - $15 MIR

    seagate 1 TB barracuda - $79

    LG 21.5 1080p monitor - $99

    Keyboard/mouse- $50

    Windows 7 - $120

    Grand total of $1050 + tax= $1176


    My parts list I realize the power supply is rather low on power but when I entered everything in a power supply calculator it came out to recommended of 380w. Should I be going higher to be safe?

    Any help is great. The place is memoryexpress.com if that is needed.
     
  2. NissanSkylineN1

    NissanSkylineN1

    Messages:
    3,194
    Location:
    Canada
    If you're gonna use a GTX670, get something 500W+
     
  3. CMvan46

    CMvan46

    Messages:
    2,547
    Location:
    Canada
    Ok. I know OCZ aren't the most highly thought of power supplies but they also have a deal on a 600w 80 plus midstream pro. Any thoughts on that one?
     
  4. dice1998

    dice1998 Premium

    Messages:
    6,751
    Location:
    United States
    A little more info about that OCZ Power supply please :lol:
     
  5. CMvan46

    CMvan46

    Messages:
    2,547
    Location:
    Canada
    OCZ modstream pro 600w.
     
  6. dice1998

    dice1998 Premium

    Messages:
    6,751
    Location:
    United States
    Yeah, I'd go for that one versus the cx30 400w if I'm getting a GTX 670 :tup:

    Just don't expect it to give stable voltages for high overclocks. I think. :lol:
     
  7. terminator363

    terminator363

    Messages:
    4,794
    Location:
    Bulgaria
    Why a 2GB card? Are you running multiple displays?
     
  8. Sharky.

    Sharky. Premium

    Messages:
    11,875
    Location:
    New Zealand
    The higher-end cards are all 2GB these days...
     
  9. dice1998

    dice1998 Premium

    Messages:
    6,751
    Location:
    United States
    What sharky said. Hell, the 660ti is a 2gb video card. And it can be used for (and i know i'll screw this up) post processing elements that are memory hogs. As refrence, I use 1580MB of memory on GTAIV and that game has a few years on it. :lol:
     
  10. CMvan46

    CMvan46

    Messages:
    2,547
    Location:
    Canada
    Yeah I'm not dead set on a 2 gb card but a evga 670 with lifetime warranty for the price of a 660 ti seems far too good of a deal to pass on. And in the future yes I plan to replace this monitor with 2 slightly larger monitors, that will come when my soon to be fiancee finishes her architectural engineering and drafting program and she is using AutoCAD at that time.

    I also plan on buying a SSD, better case and a 3rd party heat sink down the road but I'm on a tight of a budget as possible right now so those I decided to cut back on.
     
  11. CMvan46

    CMvan46

    Messages:
    2,547
    Location:
    Canada
    Bought all my parts this morning! They sold out of the 670 unfortunately but I ended up with a 660 ti super clocked instead so off to put this thing together. Will try and update with pictures when I get her together.
     
  12. Centura

    Centura Premium

    Messages:
    1,642
    Remember that a power supply degrade over the time, so you should always be quite a bit over what you actually need.
     
  13. CMvan46

    CMvan46

    Messages:
    2,547
    Location:
    Canada
    Oh I didn't even think about that. It's built and up and running. The wiring is a disaster inside and is something I'd like to clean up when I've got more time. Installing all the drivers and things right now. I had no idea how much software installation went on with a new machine.