Replacing an aging PC

Setan

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I'm looking to replace an old ass PC built many years ago. I stole a build someone recently posted and I'm not sure what to do about a few parts. I was hoping someone could recommend a SSD and power supply. Here's the build:

PC Hound Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 8M ($314.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170M Extreme4 ($129.53 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8GB) Ripjaws V Series ($73.38 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: EVGA 650W 220-GS-0650-V1 ($89.22 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 350D CC-9011029-WW ($99.89 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 ($29.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $736.50
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I will mostly be editing HD video from a GoPro and possibly light gaming (probably not though).

My questions are:

1. My old PC has a Corsair CX500 power supply and a GeForce GTS 450. Would the Corsair CX500 have any issue powering the PC with the 450? Should I look at a bigger power supply?

2. Any recommendation on a SSD? I don't need much storage on this PC as all video will be moved to a home server after processing so I'm thinking a 256GB SSD is plenty as I can move the old HDD from the old PC for extra space if really needed.

3. Should I bother going to 32GB of RAM? I don't want to bother upgrading anytime soon, but not sure if it'd be worth it having 32GB over 16GB. Any recommendation over the 16GB posted above??

As always, any help is greatly appreciated!
 

Setan

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Decided to go with the SAMSUNG 256GB 850 Pro Series MZ-7KE256BW ($125.99 @ Amazon) and will use my older 500W power supply and plan to upgrade it at a later date if I decide to put a different GPU in.

Before I bite, anyone think 500W PSU will be an issue?



PC Hound Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 8M ($314.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170M Extreme4 ($126.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8GB) Ripjaws V Series ($73.38 @ NCIX)
Storage: SAMSUNG 256GB 850 Pro Series MZ-7KE256BW ($125.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 350D CC-9011029-WW ($99.89 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 ($29.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $770.72
Price may include shipping, rebates, promotions, and tax
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Benzino

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That video card requires a minimum 400 watt PSU. I think with 500 watts you are fine. That CPU is a K version, meaning you can overclock it. Do you actually plan on overclocking? If not I'd go with a non-K CPU like this.

As for 32GB of RAM, I doubt you'll go above 8GB of RAM used in anything unless you're doing virtualization, so save some money and keep it 16GB.
 

Setan

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That video card requires a minimum 400 watt PSU. I think with 500 watts you are fine. That CPU is a K version, meaning you can overclock it. Do you actually plan on overclocking? If not I'd go with a non-K CPU like this.

As for 32GB of RAM, I doubt you'll go above 8GB of RAM used in anything unless you're doing virtualization, so save some money and keep it 16GB.

I have no current plan to overclock it, but who knows for the future. Id' rather have the option available for a little more money spent, than not. Thank's for the feedback on the PSU and memory! Off to put he order in now.
 

Alai

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You should read the stickied post in this section that outlines the questions you need to answer before we can fully help you.
 
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