Don Hamrick replied to Don Hamrick's topic in Build Advice@MAD NOH I am looking for a standard productivity graphics card. But I am wading through a "storm surge" of gaming video cards. I just now put my parts list through the Cooler Master Calculator. LOAD WATTAGE = 264W. RECOMMENDED PSU WATTAGE = 314W. My 650w Selection is fine. Maybe I should bump it down to between 450W and 500W.
Don Hamrick posted a topic in Build AdviceDoes Cooler Master have an install video for their Storm Trooper case with the ASUS "The Ultimate Force" TUF Z270 Mark 1 motherboard? Or is there a build or a tutorial build at YouTube? MY PARTS LIST (I AM NOT A GAMER - JUST A COMPUTER USER FOR STANDARD PODUCTIVITY) CASE: Cooler Master Storm Trooper (full tower & windowed side panel) MOTHERBOARD: Asus - TUF Z270 MARK 1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor CPU COOLER: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler MEMORY: Corsair 16GB Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 MHz UDIMM Memory Kit (2 x 8GB) (Black) POWER SUPPLY: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 80+ G3 Power Supply SOLID STATE DRIVE 1: Samsung 500GB 850 Evo 2.5 inch SATA III Solid State Drive SOLID STATE DRIVE 2: Samsung 1TB 850 Evo 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive CD DISK DRIVE: LG Internal SATA 14x Super Multi Blu-ray Disc Rewriter WH14NS40 KEYBOARD: Microsoft - Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 - Black MOUSE: ELECOM M-XT4DRBK Trackball Wireless Mouse for the left hand with 6 buttons SOUND CARD: Asus Xonar DSX PCIe 7.1 UPS: APC Back-UPS 650VA International Version (230V) MONITOR: LG 34UM68-P Black 34" UltraWide IPS LED Monitor OPERATING SYSTEM: WINDOWS 10 PROFESSIONAL I also want to boot the computer with Windows 10 Professional from an NVME M.2 SSD. I need info on how to do this. My parts list is compatible as determined by www.pcpartpicker.com. I have not yet checked to see of my selected power supply is okay with my list (http://www.coolermaster.com/power-supply-calculator/ ) because I just discovered the Cooler Master Calculator tonight browsing the forums here. Any advice will be helpful.