Question Power supply

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Hi guys, I'm planning to build a pc. The only thing I'm concerned about is the power supply. Here's my setup: (BTW I'll be upgrading so put that in mind.) https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JCwFrr
Is 750w overkill? In the future I'll be upgrading to possibly 2080 ti/super and i5/i7 and probably i9. So if it's not overkill I'll get the 750w because 850w will not have enough load. Thanks in advance. Also, do you have any recommendations for budget cpu coolers and cases? That'll be helpful.
 

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750 watts is not overkill. The less harder it has to work the more efficient it will be.
The 212 cooler can handle that forever, and hard to beat the price. It is capable up to a 10600k at least, as long as you aren't overclocking. Can't speak for more than that though, but that is probably about its limit.
Ram choice seems a little underwhelming, though. I would think you could do a lot better for that same money?
 

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Regarding ram is little use to buy seperate sticks, better buy a kit of two.

Any reason for the Z490 motherboard? Likely to be a cheaper B465/H510/H570 motherboard there like this,
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/M39tt6/asrock-b460-phantom-gaming-4-atx-lga1200-motherboard-b460-phantom-gaming-4
granted it looks very barebone especially the rear i/o, but has everything necessary. Unless maybe wanting to upgrade to a 10600K in time, but then you would want >3200mhz ram as well.

Did you in some cases just pick the top of the list? For gpu's it's just crazy i see now, didn't look at the pcpartpicker for a while, but that is just bonkers. Look for a used gtx 970 or something like that until prices normalize again.

A list of budget options,

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-10100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($114.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock Slim 35.14 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B460 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($92.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL15 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NZXT)
Power Supply: MSI MPG A-GF 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Samsung S24R350 23.8" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $725.82
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-03-06 09:24 EST-0500


Other option for a nice case not too expensive,
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sY9tt6/corsair-275r-airflow-atx-mid-tower-case-cc-9011181-ww
at least now with that promo. Comes already with three fans which is nice.

Other options for a good cooler under $40,-,

A vid of another seemingly nice cooler,

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LDz-uDKoJo
 

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Gave a good possibility for the psu (if you want more ask again) and hard to say with that cooler, think both Cooler Master options would be better for that.

Talking about coolers, really no need for a second thread about that, but i'll stick to this one.
 
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I'll consider options about ram. I'm using Z490 because I'll be upgrading to 11th Gen cpu. I found an awesome price for the 1650 super, I found a decent deal for 200 bucks. I'll check the cases and the coolers you sent.
 

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If you want to spend more on the psu a very good 750watt as well,
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/79tQzy/corsair-rmx-2018-750w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-cp-9020179-na

for 850watt psu's
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vfBrxr/corsair-txm-gold-850w-80-gold-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-cp-9020130-na
and
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/DKw7YJ/phanteks-revolt-pro-850-w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ph-p850gc

Case is personal as well, get what you like to look at as well. The 275R is for the current price a good option if you want to keep the budget low.

Other good lower budget airflow case,
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ZJcRsY/phanteks-eclipse-p360a-atx-mid-tower-case-ph-ec360atg_dbk

more expensive and abit different looking,
a review where most are in for how they perform, would be good to read some reviews of all cases for what might be shortcomings,
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G835LGHpeoI
 

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