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I have heard large GPUs have problems with 160mm PSUs in the node 304. Will a CX750M fit in a node 304 with a GTX770? I also plan on liquid cooling the GPU and CPU.
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I don't know, but the CX750 is not really a recommendable PSU. Not only that, but it's major overkill. All you need is a good quality-made 400-450W PSU.

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After taking a second look I was thinking the Silverstone ST65F-G as well as the PP05 short Cable Kit.
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After taking a second look I was thinking the Silverstone ST65F-G as well as the PP05 short Cable Kit.

 

That's extreme overkill unless you're looking to have something like two GTX 780s in there.

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well i'm trying to buy a beefier psu for later use.
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well i'm trying to buy a beefier psu for later use.

How much hardware are you going to end up with?
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post #7 of 14
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How much hardware are you going to end up with?

Not much but it isn't that much different in cost between the 450 - 600 Silverstone strider range.
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Not much but it isn't that much different in cost between the 450 - 600 Silverstone strider range.

If you buy a overkill PSU you are going to pay more money running it
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As far as the node goes, you can fit most sized power supplies in it by just removing the bracket sliding it back towards the opposite side (there is plenty of room), and mounting it with other means. my power supply is 164mm and modular, and I have it stuffed in the node with a long graphics card. (please don't scald me for my psu, shilka and twocables, I bought it years ago before I knew! upgrade is high priority)

anyways if your buying now I suggest one of the 140mm in length psu's. it will be much easier to manage in this case.
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post #10 of 14
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Not much but it isn't that much different in cost between the 450 - 600 Silverstone strider range.

 

Why does it have to be one of the Silverstone Strider PSUs?

 

The 550W SeaSonic G Series is a higher quality unit than the ST65F-G, it's modular, it has all the power this build will ever need, and it's only $99.99 from NCIX.ca:

 

http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=76942

 

With this PSU, you could overclock both your CPU and the GTX 770 and still have plenty of power left over. You could even upgrade to the GTX 780 and still have power left over.

 

I could even recommend the 450W SeaSonic G Series, but it's only $15 less. You could upgrade to the GTX 780 with it, but you wouldn't want to overclock it. You could still overclock the CPU though.

 

During the making of this post, I noticed that there's also the 460W SeaSonic Platinum Series Fanless for $129.99:

 

http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=79064

 

Now don't get me wrong: I'm not trying to recommend SeaSonic; it's just turning out that way because of the prices and also because of what NCIX has available. I tried looking at CanadaComputers, but a part of their site is down for maintenance. I also looked at Newegg, but NCIX.ca proved to be superior in terms of selection and prices.

 

So what kind of upgrades will you do? Will you overclock both the CPU and the video card, or just the CPU? If you overclock the video card, then will you also raise its voltage? (can you answer all of these questions in your next post?) I mean depending on what you want to do, you could probably get the 450W SeaSonic G Series for $84.99:

 

http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=76941


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