There are several not-so-good choices for components in that build list:
1) The case is a bit too small, and does not have sufficient cooling capability to properly cool such a hot-running CPU such as the i7-3770K.
2) That CX 600 PSU is not really a true 600W PSU. It is actually a 500W PSU with a 600W badge on it. CWT, which builds that CX600 PSU, puts the Corsair label on what is only a 500W PSU platform. In fact, the CX600 is based on the CWT DSA500 PSU.
3) The GTX 650 is a weakling of a GPU: It is barely any faster than the GPU it replaced, the GTX 550 Ti. (This is because the GTX 650 is basically a higher-clocked GT 640 with GDDR5 VRAM instead of the DDR3 VRAM that's used in the GT 640.) In fact, I don't see much if any value in a new Kepler-derived GPU that's significantly slower than a last-generation GTX 560 (non-Ti) that sells for only slightly more. Go with a GTX 660, or better still a GTX 660 Ti or higher.
The GTX 650 is a little weak compared to some of the other components but it will give you moderate GPU hardware acceleration. You might need a third party cooler if you plan to overclock.
I am only a hobbyist who is going to use this for my wedding footage and rarely after that for any big project. I had ADK put this system together for me, but a friend of mine actually made some upgrades. They had a GT 640, not a GTX 650. As for the PSU and case, what do you recommend?
have to disagree with the case comments. we sell that case (a lot) it has no heat issues with either 1155 or 2011 with mulitple drives and good video card.
to the OP also no need for 2 optical drives.. pointless
As I said here: http://ppbm7.com/index.php/cooling?showall=&start=4
Warning: If you are considering a much better affordable system, based on the Ivy Bridge processor, be warned that the cooling paste Intel uses on the Ivy Bridge is no good, especially when overclocking. At stock speed the i7-3770K runs 11 degrees hotter than with Liquid Ultra cooling paste and at 4.6GHz even 20 degrees centigrade. However if you change the cooling paste, you also void the warranty.
Keep that in mind.
Harm, what's your opinion on the video card and PSU.
For the PSU, make a rough calculation of your energy needs. Just the other day someone challenged me about my new system and wondered if - in my case - 1200W would be enough or whether I needed a second PSU in my system.
I mailed him back the following reply:
It also triggers me to check and recheck my build and even though the list is not complete here, it gives me confidence that my choice of PSU is not wrong. I checked the majority of my components and looked up their energy consumption and ended with this listing:
- Areca controller, 29 W
- Corsair SSD's, 2 x 7 W = 14 W (active)
- EVGA video card, 195 W
- i7 @ 4.6 GHz, 240 W
- Seagate HDD's, 27 x 6 W = 162 W
- Fans, around 15 W (conservative, it may be closer to 10)
- CPU cooler, around 10 W (conservative, it may be closer to 5)
- RAM, unknown
This adds up to 665 W without calculating the RAM, disregarding the 2 BD-R burners that will only be used when the rest of the system is not under heavy load. I also disregarded in this list the multi-card reader, that is only used for ingest of video and photos, so during very short times and some USB devices like mouse, Contour Shuttle etc. For safety I will use staggered spin-up of the disks.
Keep in mind that in my reasoning for the 1200 W PSU, I used 100% CPU utilization, a 95% system load and 30% capacitor aging.
Now, the important thing is to keep your energy consumption levels in the range of 30-70% of the rated power for normal use. That is important because the PSU works at its best efficiency, nothing is stressed, the PSU fan runs a medium speed, keeping noise levels down and under heavy load there are reserves in the PSU without causing problems.
I suggest you read my considerations of why I needed a 1200W supply here: http://ppbm7.com/index.php/disks-psu and make the adjustments for your system. I would only suggest Corsair or Seasonic Gold+ level certified PSU's. Keep in mind that as computer only uses as much energy is demanded, whether you have a 700 W or a 1500 W PSU. The energy consumption, and thus your electricity bill, will be the same, but the smaller one is constantly walking on its toes (tiring) while a bigger one can relax and does it easily with far more stamina.
For the video card I would at this stage only look at the Kepler range, because of better energy consumption and the ability to steer up to 4 monitors. My thoughts would be GTX 660 or better.
We have no issues OCing to 4.5-4.7 and keeping them cool, the right bios setting fixes the heat issues.
@ 4.6 GHz, 67 degrees can be considered cool, but then with different thermal paste, 47 degrees is even cooler.