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Now then! been buying components for this PC since 8th of March 2014 when I bought the 250D its been fun researching the compatibility of each component.. I play a lot of Civilization V, Beyond Earth,XCOM, etc so I wanted fastest processor and also wanted overclockable so i could learn how to do it..Currently im at 4.6ghz but thats using AutoTune in AI suite 3 I also edit Raw.ORF images too.. I got the Galax Infinity GTX970 because its a decent card and it looks sick, planning on overclocking it to see what sort of FPS i get in FarCRY 4 @ 2560X1080 resolution... I'm aware some might think the PSU a little weak on the Wattage side @460W but i'm confident it can handle it all its a great bit of kit...The M.2 is rapid very happy with it easy to install... and after I've posted this I'm looking forward to a game of CIV!!

200mm Fan does fit at front with H100 i

PROBLEMS

Installed H100i before installing MOBO make sure you do it other way around... 80mm Blade Masters had to go on outside of case as radiator hoses blocked internal installation.. If you are installing Windows 8 onto M.2 then use a flash drive I had a few bugs intermittent boot issues when installed from disc so had to secure erase and reinstall using USB Flash drive took about 8 mins Using USB3.0

1st PC Build Hope folks like it, if not hey ho its built now and I Love It!!!! ...shout out to Jimmy for persuading me and helping me choose my parts...

Regards Pirategimp

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

working with a power supply of the wattage and the parts you have (GTX 970 and i7 plus the extra case fans) is playing with fire. I can't believe you haven't already had issues, especially with overclocking. If i were you i would either get a more wattage power supply, or dont overclock. It's seriously playing with fire.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like it is a quality piece, I think XFX has Seasonic build their power supplies. Still, even with OPP and a max power output high enough to meet the needs of your system (I note that the power estimate is lower than the rated output, but with a factory OC on the GPU and your OC of the i7, who knows), it's still quite dangerous to trust it to deliver more than the rated power. You should get a power meter and verify that you aren't exceeding the rating, because if you do, the electronics inside the PSU could wear out much faster and you might have a problem. At least since it's a quality unit, you're more likely to just have the PSU quietly die than components be damaged, but it certainly wouldn't do the rest of the rig any good either.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

460W is fine: I think people just over-estimate how much power they need to run their machine. I actually believe went overkill with 500W in mine... For what its running, you'll be fine for a while.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the setup. +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Overclocked Haswell ~1.35 volts draws about 150W. GTX970 might pull 200W overclocked on a bad day. ~188W was about the average between all of the various models. Somewhere between 80% and 90% load on the supply. Given that it is a platinum supply it shouldn't be outputting too much heat and the components are likely rated much higher. As long as there is good airflow, 200mm fan should help, it will be fine.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

M.2 Nice!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

don't see a lot of m.2, very nice! that galax card also looks very good, we have the normal black edition, not infinity, where i live and i just might pick it up.

+1