I'll take that as a compliment!
People with i7 3960x processors and dual gtx680's use 1050 watts, so less than a 1000 is enough.
There is 16 gb (2x8) RAM 1333 mhz (you don't need 1866) for $61.
I returned a 1000W one and that's all they had above 900W. Thanks for your comment.
No matter what it is you may be doing, you will probably need more storage in the future. Your cable management is not terrible, but it could be tidied up a bit. Unless you state a little more about your use of this computer, I can't help ya out much.
You're dead on about the storage. I just go the bare minimum for now. The computer is mainly for gaming and family media storage (currently on an external drive).
RE: Cable management. Do you advise I get extension cables where i can, so I can tuck it behind he mobo?
Thanks for your help!
You don't need a 1200W power supply.
Maybe he wants to add a 2nd GPU in the future. He might want to run SLI GTX 690s. What's it to you?
why did you need over 900w?? 850w would run dual 680's w/o a glitch...
I got conflicting reports about the minimum required for 680 SLI. At one point I had an 850W PSU in my hand and I was told by someone at Best Buy that it might be playing it too close.
The price difference was about $50 and I erred on the side of caution. The mobo also support 3x SLI - although I doubt I'll ever go that deep, especially since the last PCIe slot only supports 4x speeds (the other two are 16x).
Cable management... Build a PC has got me to prioritize management
Yeah, you're right. I'm not happy with where it's at currently. I need to get some extension cables and consult some guides for doing so.
Thanks for the input.
No peoblem man, if only my mom would let me order my parts now so I can post >.<
Slightly different priorities and you could've been going SLI 680s and DDR3-2133
Nice build, Josm315. I do plan on adding another 680 card in the future for SLI. The memory you chose is great - wish I would have seen that deal, although I was looking for 8GB sticks.
Thanks for your comment.
Might as well not research anything ever.
If you're insinuating that I haven't done any research, I can assure you that's not the case. Admittedly, I did go overboard with some of the parts, with the hope that the system is a bit more future-proof (if there is such a thing). If I misunderstood your comment, please forgive me.
Thanks for the input either way.
I had the wrong memory type in the saved configuration. Just updated it to two Patriot
PXD316G1866C9K (2 X 8GB DDR3-1866) sticks.
this thing sucks
This is overkill, You don't need a 1000000000000 Watt PSU, 750 would be more than enough, the I5 2500k OCs better, and you don't need 16 gigs of ram, 8 is more than enough.
:-) I returned a defective 1000W PSU, and this is the only thing Fry's had on hand at the time.
I first chose a 2nd gen CPU, but then I decided to go with the i7, for PCIe 3.0 support.