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Post Date: 2019-07-09

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    Posted: 09 Jul 2019 at 6:15pm
Budget:
Less than $2200 (after the discount) my saved config is $2400 prior to that discount for reference.

Expectations:
I play GW2 and various other games, I am keen to play Ashes of Creation (whenever it comes out...) and other MMOs. My prior computer was a wonderful Digitalstorm from late 2012 that finally did something to itself.

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Mostly gaming (see above for games)

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my main question is whether 600W PSU is sufficient for the hardware I've selected.

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  Quote HockeyBuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Jul 2019 at 7:49pm
Welcome back to DS Isidis....

AMD says minimum 600w PSU.   If you are looking for a little more headroom, +$52 gets you the DS 850w fully modular PSU that is Gold rated efficiency....or $72 (on sale) gets you the better Corsair 850w modular PSU that is also Gold efficiency and carries a longer manufacturer warranty.

In your build, I noted your Drive 1 selection was a 1 TB SATA III SSD.   Just wanted to make sure you were aware that your motherboard has 2 drive ports for M.2 NVME SSD"s that are about 5 times faster than SATA III drives because they utilize the PCIE X4 bus your PCIE slots use.. I am guessing this was a budget decision to use a normal SATA III SSD.   No worries, as you can add M.2 NVME SATA drives later on yourself as it is an easy upgrade.   

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  Quote Isidis Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Jul 2019 at 8:40pm
Originally posted by HockeyBuck

Welcome back to DS Isidis....

AMD says minimum 600w PSU.   If you are looking for a little more headroom, +$52 gets you the DS 850w fully modular PSU that is Gold rated efficiency....or $72 (on sale) gets you the better Corsair 850w modular PSU that is also Gold efficiency and carries a longer manufacturer warranty.

In your build, I noted your Drive 1 selection was a 1 TB SATA III SSD.   Just wanted to make sure you were aware that your motherboard has 2 drive ports for M.2 NVME SSD"s that are about 5 times faster than SATA III drives because they utilize the PCIE X4 bus your PCIE slots use.. I am guessing this was a budget decision to use a normal SATA III SSD.   No worries, as you can add M.2 NVME SATA drives later on yourself as it is an easy upgrade.   


Thanks for the info! You are correct that the SSD is for budget, I also have the SSD and HD from my old computer that I can use (if they weren't damaged in the death of my last tower) for space. I will probably add the M.2 NVME sometime down the road.
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Thought so...   M.2 installs flat with one end inserted in the M.2 ports on the mobo, and one screw at the other end secures it down to the board.   Simple future drive upgrade!   
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