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Hello everyone,

Like the title suggests I am building a computer for the first time. I just thought I'd get some input from people who are more knowledgeable than me on the subject (I know next to nothing). I know nothing about overclocking or anything of that nature, but hopefully I have chosen the right components so that in the future I have the option to try my hand at it if I wish. Here is a list of what I have picked out, (with the help of some of you)This is going to be a project spread over a few months buying pieces here and there when I have the extra money (I will update as I get components). Any suggestions or input is much appreciated. Thanks for having a look. .



Corsair Vengeance Series Black C70 Mid Tower Computer Case (Purchased)
MSI Computer Corp. Motherboard ATX DDR3 1333 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z87-GD65 GAMING (Purchased)
Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.5 GHZ 8 MB Cache BX80646I74770K (Purchased)
GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-4GD GeForce GTX 770 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card (Purchased)( x1 more eventually)
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A16​00C10) (Purchased)( x1 more eventually)
2x WD Red 2 TB NAS Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache (Purchased)
Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE250BW (Purchased)
LG WH16NS40 SATA Black 16X Combo Blu-ray Writer BDRW XL Bare Drive (Purchased)
Corsair Professional Series HX 850 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Gold (HX850) (Purchased)
Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H100i (Purchased)
4 COUGAR CF-V12HB Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 12CM Silent Cooling Fan (Black) (Purchased)
NZXT Technologies Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller AC SEN-MIX2-M1 - Matte Black (Purchased)
Windows 7 in some form. I'm not a fan of Windows 8. (Purchased)
2 ViewSonic VX2703MH-LED Black 27" 3ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LED Monitor (Purchased)
Edited by Galkaman - 3/7/14 at 2:52pm
post #2 of 38
You dont need 850 watts for a GTX 770

An no before you say anything the Gigabyte Windforce cards they do not use 450 watts

What they mean by 450 watts is the cooler is able to handle 450 watts worth of heat it has nothing to do with the card´s power draws

Even if you went SLI all you need is a 750 watts

For all card all you need is 550 watts
Edited by shilka - 12/30/13 at 7:26am
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There are two things people commonly skimp on and it ruins their build; PSU and case. Your PSU is very good, your case... not so much.

A couple case suggestions:
1) The Corsair C70: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139013 better cable management, easier to move, easier to build in, side panels are easier to take off and put on, very good cooling, etc. The H100 will fit in this case. It's commonly about $20 more and worth every penny.
2) The Fractal R4: (my personal favorite): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352021 insanely nice case, great to build in (I've built several computers using this case), very quiet. Not quite as good of cooling, an H100 will NOT fit in this case, but the H90 will (which is about the same cooling power). The stock fans are VERY nice in terms of CFM/dB ratio, but they are a bit low on the cfm rating.

For your storage dilema, let me give you a third option. Since you're using an SSD, the speed of your storage isn't that critical. The WD red drives are excellent. They make a 2TB version for $100, and if you ignore the recent shipping issues over the christmas holiday (which affected a lot of the HDDs), they have extremely good reviews - again, I've used several of them. They are more reliable in my experience than a normal SeaGate drive, about the same price, about the same speed, and specifically intended to be a data drive.
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is it for gaming or is it for professiona uses?

where are you from¿?
  
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I calculated that my system need 780 watts with my gtx 770 so 850 might be a bit overkill but better to have the room to play with rather than have it bang on and find out you need more or fall short in the future, i try and make mine future proof in a way so that in a year or two i dont need to fork out more money for parts because i already bought good and well built parts, just my opinion though, hope this helps and good luck Galkaman thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by wozza_bruv View Post

I calculated that my system need 780 watts with my gtx 770 so 850 might be a bit overkill but better to have the room to play with rather than have it bang on and find out you need more or fall short in the future, i try and make mine future proof in a way so that in a year or two i dont need to fork out more money for parts because i already bought good and well built parts, just my opinion though, hope this helps and good luck Galkaman thumb.gif

Sory to say but you calculated wrong

780 watts you sure did something wrong as your system with one GTX 770 can run on a 550 watts PSU
Edited by shilka - 12/30/13 at 9:27am
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I hate online calculators

Most dont know how to use them

And then add calculators that want to sell you a bigger PSU and you will almost always end up with way more then you need

Too much wattage and it will bring down the efficiency
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Hello everyone,

Like the title suggests I am building a computer for the first time. I just thought I'd get some input from people who are more knowledgeable than me on the subject (I know next to nothing). I know nothing about overclocking or anything of that nature, but hopefully I have chosen the right components so that in the future I have the option to try my hand at it if I wish. Here is a list of what I have picked out, nothing is set in stone except the graphics card. I got that in a trade so that's going in there lol. This is going to be a project spread over a few months buying pieces here and there when I have the extra money. Any suggestions or input is much appreciated. Thanks for having a look. .


Corsair Carbide Series Black 300R Mid-Tower Computer Case
MSI Computer Corp. Motherboard ATX DDR3 1333 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z87-GD65 GAMING
Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.5 GHZ 8 MB Cache BX80646I74770K
GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-4GD GeForce GTX 770 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card (Already purchased)
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A16​00C10) ( x2 eventually)
Seagate Desktop HDD 4 TB SATA 6Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ( I have not decided if I want to use this HDD or 2 2 TB 7200 rpm drives)
Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE250BW
Pioneer Electronics USA 15x SATA Internal BD/DVD/CD Burner with 4 MB Buffer BDR-208DBK
Corsair Professional Series HX 850 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Gold (HX850)
Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H100i
6 (2 to replace the fans in the H100i and 4 to put elswhere. The case says it has space for 7 fans.) Black COUGAR CF-V12HB Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-​Bearing 120MM Silent Cooling Fan, 300000 Hours, with 3 to 4 pin Adapter
Black COUGAR CF-V14HB Vortex HDB Hydro-Dynamic-​Bearing 140MM Silent Cooling Fan, 300000 Hours, with 3 to 4 pin Adapter (To replace the one the comes with the case.)
Windows 7 in some form. I'm not a fan of Windows 8.

Hello and welcome to OCN. Where are you buying these parts from? As CTRLurself said, the 300R is not an optimal choice for a case. It can't mount the cooler you want and if any rad is mounted on top you'll lose the ability to mount the rear fan. It's a small case basically. With the prices on ram, I hope you are getting some kind of deal on the vengeance kits as corsair looks to have have the worst prices for nearly every speed of DDR3. I'd definitely evaluate some psu options in your region to find out which is best suited to your needs. On to the Cougar fans, i have some in my case (used for front intake) and they really do provide a good balance of noise/cfm. They are even decent as heatsink fans. I would not choose them for the H100i though. You'd be better off getting the Corsair SP fans, Gentle Typhoons, NB Elopp or NF-F12's for the radiator. Ultimately it's hard to make any hard suggestions without knowing where you're from and what stores you have access to.
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1 x Graphics card
4 x HDD
1 x SSD
2 x optical drives
6 x 120mm fans
2 x sticks of ram
1 x CPU
1 x Motherboard
4 channel fan controller
1 x custom water cooling loop

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I bow down to you sir and apologise
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