Starting to build a new PC- Help needed

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  1. Jiehfeng
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    Jiehfeng Wu-Wei

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    Finding that out myself.
    Getting ready for a fakin' new pc. I know all the parts I need to get but the PSU and maybe a computer case, DVD Writer and GPU.

    These are the parts I'm hoping to get:

    CPU: Intel Core i5 4670K (3.4GHZ-3.8GHZ/Quad Core)
    GPU: Intergrated Graphics of the CPU, I'll buy one later, only hoping to play old games.
    Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H (has the LGA 1150 socket)
    RAM: Corsair DDR3 1600MHZ 8GB (x2-4GB)
    HDD: WD- 1TB/6GB/s/7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA

    Yeah, so do these all match up? Like will it work together? If it will then great.
    A PSU, DVD Writer and a computer case is what confuses me.
    The current computer case I have has a size of:

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    Will all the parts fit in this case?

    I have a DVD Writer occupying this computer right now, it's the Samsung TruDirect SH-S223.
    Will this work with the new parts I'm getting? And yeah, this fits in the CPU case I showed previously.

    And then the last part I need, a PSU. I don't know how do I check to see what PSU I need to buy.
    I saw these PSU calculators on the internet, I tried one but it's a tad confusing for me.
    If you guys answer these questions I'll be greatly appreciated, thanks! :)
     
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  2. RandomOddness

    RandomOddness GBAtemp Regular

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    All the parts will be fine together, the DVD writer will also work without any issues, I can't guarantee the case will hold an ATX motherboard so I'd buy a mid-tower or full tower depending on your preference, stick to a name brand PSU, you might be able to get away with a coolermaster case+PSU combo if you wish, just stick to a 550W+ PSU if you intend to add a good GPU later.
     
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  3. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    If you post a pic of the inside of the case, we can confirm if it will fit an ATX motherboard (or if it's one of the variants like BTX or ITX).

    Edit: on another read... For working out the PSU requirements, you will be using less than 300W so a 450W PSU would be more than enough. Should you get a graphics card, it would still be enough for any low to mid range graphics cards. If you opt for a high end graphics card, you'd need to get at least 550W. And make sure you get it from a good brand (a no-brand PSU is a dangerous fire hazard).
     
  4. air2004

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    I use a SSD as my boot drive
     
  5. Skelletonike

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    If you only want to play old games, a weaker cpu and less ram would work just fine. xP
     
  6. Jiehfeng
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    Jiehfeng Wu-Wei

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    Finding that out myself.

    Hey you know I didn't mean that totally... ;O;
     
  7. Celice

    Celice GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    The only big thing about PSUs I know is to get good brand names, as the off-brands sometimes die. I once got an Antec and it died about forty minutes after putting it in, and thankfully, nothing else died with it.
     
  8. Jiehfeng
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    Jiehfeng Wu-Wei

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    Finding that out myself.

    I've been using this PSU for a very long time, I guess it must be a brand name. Once I buy all the parts, which will be tomorrow, I'll open the computer case and check the watts and stuff.
     
  9. CompassNorth

    CompassNorth Denko (´・ω・`)

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    Which Antec series PSU?
    Some are great like the High Current Gamer M and NeoEco series
     
  10. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Corsair's pretty reliable, a 650 W PSU is what I use and runs like a charm :P
     
  11. Celice

    Celice GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I don't remember, but I took a gamble with a very cheap one after rebate. Probably got to <$30. Shoulda knew better :P
     
  12. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    Antec, like many PSU MFRs, are rebranded from other companies. The cheap ones are from worse companies than their mid and upper range.

    I tend to stick to Corsair for midrange and Enermax for high end systems. Also, Corsair are rebranded Seasonic (which are very good as well).
     
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  13. CompassNorth

    CompassNorth Denko (´・ω・`)

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    I thought Corsair started to drop some SeaSonic PSUs after they became popular?

    Anywho here's a full list of current SeaSonic rebrands in the market.

    Antec - High Current Gamer M, True Power Classic, NeoEco (520w, 620w)
    Corsair - HX650w, AX760, AX860
    PC Power & Cooling - Silencer, Silencer Mk III up to 600w, the rest are Super Flower PSUs. Note Mk II seres are not SeaSonics rebrands
    XFX - Everything.
     
  14. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    That must apply to the newer ranges then. The ones I've been working with were always Seasonic rebrands. Either way, both are good.