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Old June 3, 2013, 01:13 AM
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I wouldn't drop as low as 450W personally, especially not for a 780. Also at that price I'd be more likely to push for sli 770's in which case I'd be looking at a good 750W.

This is actually quite a good point. 650W is quite a bit of head-room for current single gpu set-up (apart from maybe 780 or titan) but at the higher end it's just a little on the low side for Sli..
Bump down to 550W to save a bit more or up to 750W (at least) to have the option to go Sli

Here what I would go for, it is a mobo combo/cpu for more saving, gpu from earlier and a corsair AX 850W for $3 dollars more than the seasonic unit (Seasonic built, gold rated good unit if not quite as good as the seasonic as it's a lil older design)
There is a 15% off promo code with that which runs out today and a $15 MIR.. but that is pretty damn good value and will allow you to throw in another 770 in x months or a year or whenever you can afford it.
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Alternativly if you want to save some there is the 550W Seasonic:
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Your shout, I would personally go the AX 850W as it means if you do decide to go Sli you won't be likly in need of a new PSU but then at 2/3 of the price the 550W is not a bad deal either.

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Old June 3, 2013, 01:36 AM
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Dude, 780 only uses 20w more than a 770. You'd barely hit the 300w mark with a haswell chip and a 780.
These days, unless you're going sli/xfire, more than 450w is pointless, especially with 80+ gold.
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Old June 3, 2013, 02:49 AM
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True you can run on lower but then adding in all the extra's (hdd's, wifi, usb devices etc etc) and allowing head room so that the unit runs cooler and more efficiently.. I know that you CAN run on lower but I will never advise it. Especially a build that will most likely be overclocked at some point.
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Old June 3, 2013, 05:01 AM
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How do you guys feel about this? I get the haswell the mobo, the upgraded psu. I still only have one 770 but I am a college student and perhaps in the future I can upgrade to a sli crossfire and my psu will allow it. Same with my memory. If I need to, I will upgrade at a later time from 1tb. I feel like that should be sufficient for now. Thoughts?

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($164.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($266.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1941.35
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Old June 3, 2013, 05:14 AM
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I would switch to the AX 850 if you can buy it today, it's a seasonic built gold rated PSU and at $129 it's a bargain (if you can get it today)

But yea, all looks good. see if you can get a combo with the motherboard instead of the HDD, should save you another $10.

Also try use some kind of price-matching if you can.. not sure what stores do it in the US though. should save you on shipping from multiple suppliers.

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Old June 3, 2013, 05:16 AM
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I guess my last question would be the 770 vs the 7970.. I'm looking up benchmarks and it seems like they are constantly going back and forth in benchmarks. This may be a better question for the gpu page but figured i'd give it a shot since I have you here.
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Old June 3, 2013, 05:36 AM
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It's cheaper (the 7970 will be the GHZ edition).. also if you do plan to go dual cards at some point then crossfire is not a good idea unless they sort out the drivers, which with their history, they are not the best at.
They do have a driver in development that claims to fix many of the issues but if / when it will be released, who knows.. I would stick to the current price leader with proven dual card performance.

For single card, it's a throw up as they probably work out about the same price once you take the free games into account as long as you will play them / don't already own them. And the AMD is probably SLIGHTLY more powerful in terms of raw power but less refined (hotter, louder, not as many useful features like adaptive v-sync)
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Old June 3, 2013, 05:38 AM
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Gotcha. Thanks for all your help. I'm going with the ax850 after doing some quick research. And that should cover me in terms of head room if I ever want to stick another gpu in there?
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Old June 3, 2013, 05:46 AM
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Easily.. Quality unit.. Should cover any 2 GPU's and overclock and as many hdd's extra cards (sound etc if you get into that) as you'll be able to throw at it.

Will probably even cover a third 770 though I wouldn't be confident in overclocking etc too also 3 way sli is not good on z77 / 87 as you would be cut to x4 on the second 2 pci-e slots. But thats a whole new kettle of fish.
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If you wanted to save some more cash, I would go with a GTX 670. Theyre damn good and the prices on them should be falling soon, which would be good if you intend to SLI
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