Solved help a noob first time builder.

August 24, 2014 at 08:43:22
Specs: windows 8.1, i5
Help I am building my first pc soon and have some questions:

I am getting first one 290 vapor x and later a second one, will a 1000w cm (80+gold) power those and an i5 4690k?

Will two of those fit in the node 804 (my mobo is asus z97-m plus matx) so they fit in the mobo but will the bottom card touch the bottom of the case? Those are 2.5 slot cards.

the first pcie is 3.0 16x and the second is pcie 2.0 16x will that be bad for crossfire?

Will the parts over heat in a node804 with couple of extra fans added?

Also will the psu power some 80-180€
AIO cooler when I add one later?

And static, I will be working on a wooden table and woode floor (no matt on the floor)
Should I still buy an anti static wrist strap? And can I clip it to an old (non painted) psu that is plugged in but the extenchion cable is not turned on will that ground me? Help! Any help needed.

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August 24, 2014 at 08:45:30
Also how can I test that all my components work.

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August 24, 2014 at 10:06:31
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Well, a 290x uses about 250 Watts (full stress), and an i5 4690k has a max TDP of 88 Watts. So, together, that's about 600 Watts. In total, you could be using anywhere from 750 to 850 (depending on Hard Drives, Motherboard, etc) - so yes, I believe a 1000 Watt PSU will suffice.

Those are two R9 290 XFX, so I think two R9 290x's will work.

No, having one 2.0 PCIe and the other 3.0 won't really cause many issues, generally GPU's in crossfire will just run at the speed of the slowest card.

And this won't really limit you too much, most cards don't use hardly more bandwidth than a PCIe 2.0 x16.

This could potentially lead to Micro-Stuttering but the cause of this is really unknown.

I highly doubt that a closed loop water cooler could use 150 Watts of power, I think you'll be fine.

Yes, your components will be running considerably hotter, in my computer the GPU is usually around 55° C, whereas their temps were about 70° C.

In addition, their CPU was around 60° whereas mine are around 40°, though water cooling would certainly help this.

It's not specifically this case that causes higher temps, more so any mATX form factor case.

Yes, I would definitely suggest using an anti-static strap, though working on wood isn't nearly as bad as carpet.

Without a second computer you know works, it would be difficult to test any could hook up a the PSU to the motherboard and see if you get power to various fans etc. to make sure they work, then hook up CPU/RAM to see if you can get into BIOS...from there you should be able to see if it recognizes the Graphics Cards and HDDs.

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August 24, 2014 at 21:08:32
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Yes, the smaller the case, the more heat issues you may come across. Note that excessive fans may 'fight' each other and be less efficient at removing the heat so be careful. Air should flow in low in the front of the case, flow over the components and exit high in the rear. This means that under normal uses, a rear fan near the top of the case exhausting air should be fine. Under heavy heat loads where it is possible, you can use a rear and a top exhaust fans with a front intake fan but avoid side fans since they create turbulence to the air flow which can net out with removing less heat from the case.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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