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post #1 of 6
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I have ordered all the parts for my PC and they are on the way. I am looking for suggestions for specific power supplies. Here is the build:

  • Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core
  • Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing
  • MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150
  • G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
  • Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD
  • Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
  • MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB
  • Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower


According to PCPartPicker, the estimated wattage is 368W.

I'm assuming a 500W PSU should do the job. I found the Corsair CX 500 but also saw a thread in the forum about why you shouldn't purchase a Corsair PSU?

Is this part good - or would you recommend something else? Just need to order this last part and the build will be ready.

Thanks in advance! thumb.gif
post #2 of 6
You are correct on the CX500 statement, it's not a particularly good power supply. It won't set your house on fire but it is recommended that you spend a bit more if possible.

If you want modular:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182261
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151124

If you want to save some money and go non-modular:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182066
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.3GHz Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti STRIX 6GB @ 1500MHz 2x8GB Kingston HyperX Fury DDR3 @ 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Crucial MX100 512GB Noctua NH-U14S 3x Noctua NF-A14 FLX 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Dell U2713HM Dell U2312HM Ducky Shine 3 Year of the Snake (MX Brown) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W Fractal Design Define R5 Black Mionix Naos 7000 SteelSeries QcK 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Sennheiser HD 650 Fostex TH-X00 Ebony Parasound Zdac TP-LINK Archer T9E  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 @ 3GHz Matrox G200eH2 4x8GB Kingston Dual Rank ECC DDR4 @ 2133MHz 2x Samsung PM863 120GB in RAID1 
Hard DriveOS
6x WD Red 3TB in RAID6 ESXi 6.5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.3GHz Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti STRIX 6GB @ 1500MHz 2x8GB Kingston HyperX Fury DDR3 @ 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Crucial MX100 512GB Noctua NH-U14S 3x Noctua NF-A14 FLX 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Dell U2713HM Dell U2312HM Ducky Shine 3 Year of the Snake (MX Brown) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W Fractal Design Define R5 Black Mionix Naos 7000 SteelSeries QcK 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Sennheiser HD 650 Fostex TH-X00 Ebony Parasound Zdac TP-LINK Archer T9E  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 @ 3GHz Matrox G200eH2 4x8GB Kingston Dual Rank ECC DDR4 @ 2133MHz 2x Samsung PM863 120GB in RAID1 
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6x WD Red 3TB in RAID6 ESXi 6.5 
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post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by twerk View Post

You are correct on the CX500 statement, it's not a particularly good power supply. It won't set your house on fire but it is recommended that you spend a bit more if possible.

If you want modular:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182261
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151124

If you want to save some money and go non-modular:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182066

Thanks for the fast reply twerk!

It's been a while since the last time I built a PC. I understand the advantage of going modular allows you to reduce the amount of cables needed for a easier and cleaner build.

The Define R4 seems to have great cable management with room to hide away the cables. The price difference isn't a big deal as it will still keep it right at the $1,000 budget I have set.

If you were completing this build, what would your professional recommendation be from the choices you provided? And is 450W going to be enough juice with overclocking etc?

Appreciate the help, you guys are great smile.gif
post #4 of 6
450W is easily enough, the GTX 760 is a ridiculously power efficient chip, so is the 4670K.

At stock that system will consume about 310W at absolute maximum loads, I'm talking torture tests on both the CPU and GPU which isn't a realistic scenario. With overclocking you will be at around 385W, again in an unrealistic scenario. Typical gaming load will be closer to 300W.

I would go modular as well, the price difference really isn't that much. smile.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.3GHz Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti STRIX 6GB @ 1500MHz 2x8GB Kingston HyperX Fury DDR3 @ 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Crucial MX100 512GB Noctua NH-U14S 3x Noctua NF-A14 FLX 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Dell U2713HM Dell U2312HM Ducky Shine 3 Year of the Snake (MX Brown) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W Fractal Design Define R5 Black Mionix Naos 7000 SteelSeries QcK 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Sennheiser HD 650 Fostex TH-X00 Ebony Parasound Zdac TP-LINK Archer T9E  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 @ 3GHz Matrox G200eH2 4x8GB Kingston Dual Rank ECC DDR4 @ 2133MHz 2x Samsung PM863 120GB in RAID1 
Hard DriveOS
6x WD Red 3TB in RAID6 ESXi 6.5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.3GHz Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti STRIX 6GB @ 1500MHz 2x8GB Kingston HyperX Fury DDR3 @ 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Crucial MX100 512GB Noctua NH-U14S 3x Noctua NF-A14 FLX 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Dell U2713HM Dell U2312HM Ducky Shine 3 Year of the Snake (MX Brown) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W Fractal Design Define R5 Black Mionix Naos 7000 SteelSeries QcK 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Sennheiser HD 650 Fostex TH-X00 Ebony Parasound Zdac TP-LINK Archer T9E  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 @ 3GHz Matrox G200eH2 4x8GB Kingston Dual Rank ECC DDR4 @ 2133MHz 2x Samsung PM863 120GB in RAID1 
Hard DriveOS
6x WD Red 3TB in RAID6 ESXi 6.5 
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post #5 of 6
Any of the above three is fine. They're all a tier or two above CX500, which is on the low end of fine (the kind you get on a cheaper build than the one you're getting, generally). If you don't care about modular cables, take the regular Capstone and save a little bit of money.

Unless you're doing the kind of overclocking that involves replacing the Hyper 212 EVO and maybe the mobo and bringing out the hardware mods on the GTX 760, you should be good to go.
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Exactly the info I was looking for - I ended up going with the Rosewill CAPSTONE-450-M PSU.

Thanks again I'll be sure to post pics and details when everything is complete thumb.gif
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