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Take a look at my new gaming pc build (Recommend me a case/PSU)

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#1 jsherm


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:15 PM

Hey All,

I'm building a new gaming pc and this is my build so far,  can anyone recommend me a good case and power supply?  Also feel free to critique anything i have listed.

Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130653

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model

Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231429

Graphics Card: EVGA 02G-P4-3660-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130809

HDD: Western Digital WD Black WD5003AZEX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236345&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

Edited by jsherm, 25 March 2013 - 03:56 PM.

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#2 DJBPace07


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:53 PM

A good case depends on your personal style and uses.  If you're going to be using multiple graphics cards, you may want a full size ATX case.  Aluminum cases are also usually of higher quality and any windows on the case will increase noise.  Lian-Li makes several good aluminum cases of both sizes.  With power supplies, the Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 and the XFX P1650SNLB9 Core Edition Power Supply - 650W are both good if you aren't planning on using more than one GPU.  As for the other equipment, keep in mind that due to the motherboard configuration, it doesn't offer PCI-E X16 at full speed when two or more slots are populated with graphics cards.



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:26 PM

Corsair is widely one of the most popular and trusted PSU manufacturers. I would recommend anything from the HX line since those are all modular, such as HX650. If you want to save a little money, go for TX650, but you'll have to deal with lots of cables in your case since it's not modular. If you're ever considering running multiple GPUs, then you want to bump up the power to 750W at least.

As for cases, it's preference, as Need for Speed mentioned above. If you are sticking to single graphic card configurations, buy a mid tower case, if not, go full tower for extra space for a second GPU. Lian Li, Cooler Master, NZXT are all fines manufacturers, just make sure to check reviews/ratings on a case your're considering.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 01:41 PM

a gamer guy i knew  liked the alienware bundle, until he found out that dell is in the carry-on. i looked at the specs of similar gaming /high performance machines...and low and behold, the cyberpowerpc model OEM looked the best. it had the ssd 64 bit OS boot drive plus an extra hdd for storage. it had the PSU from heaven (800w) and the gpu was definitely for gaming (quadro). of course, all that sweet hardware isn't worth a crap if it can't stay cool, so that is another aspect of the shopping experience that needs attention..

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