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If sleeving your own cables is a future possibility; don't go with the HX850. Sleeving it is a pain, because of all the double wires. I could recommend a Silverstone Strider PSU.

Cynical Unicorn recommended the Rosewill Capstone... how would that be in terms of sleeving in the future?

I did? I believe that was a Mr. Firehawk who said that. Based solely on the amount of negative reviews on Newegg, I would say stick with Corsair. However, PSUs are a weird topic and you can't rely on one brand to be good. I got a Corsair PSU, and apparently I was lucky since theirs are unreliable, or so I've heard, despite most of their other hardware being good to great.

EDIT: Well, not all Corsair PSUs, but the budget ones are not too reliable, again, only from what I've heard and I am in no way an expert.
Edited by CynicalUnicorn - 6/29/13 at 10:55pm
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AFAIK Rosewill Capstones are reliable products and I've seen them used in builds and recommended all the time here.

The other change I would make is to switch the WD Caviar Black for a Blue, they're actually faster and are $30 cheaper smile.gif
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Nice looking setup but I'd get the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H (also red) for about same price.

As for PSUs, there's no brand or OEM that is consistent. Almost all known brands have produced poor, average and excellent PSUs. Rosewill Capstone is one of the best mainstream PSU, by all means go for it and don't let Corsair to charge you more just because it's "Corsair". You know what I mean.
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Nice looking setup but I'd get the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H (also red) for about same price.

Awesome, I haven't seen this mobo. How are the reviews on this one?
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It's as good as it gets. GB's Z77 motherboards were rock solid, Z87 are very identical. You can read review about UD4H here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z87-haswell-motherboard-review,3524.html
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