Making a Computer for my Sister, what wattage of PSU will I need?

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  1. Xirix

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    So I have been tasked with making a computer for my sister with the components below, I think 700W PSU might be overdoing it, what would you guys suggest?

    Also I'm 'pretty' sure all these will go together, but if you see anything glaringly wrong with my setup please tell me so I don't screw this up royally.

    DVD Driver : Pioneer 24x blk dvdrw bulk with LF | Ebuyer.com
    Ram : Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz HyperX Genesis XMP.. | Ebuyer.com
    HDD : Toshiba Hdd Retail Kit 3.5'' 2tb | Ebuyer.com
    Soundcard : StarTech 7.1 Channel PCI Digital Surround SoundCard | Ebuyer.com
    CPU Fan : Coolermaster Hyper TX3 Evo Socket 775 1150 1155 1156.. | Ebuyer.com
    PSU : Be Quiet E9 StraightPower 700W PSU | Ebuyer.com
    GFX : ASUS HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 4500MHz DVI HDMI Display Port.. | Ebuyer.com
    Motherboard : Asus Z87-K Socket 1150 HDMI DVI D-Sub 8-Channel HD.. | Ebuyer.com
    Processor : Intel Pentium Dual Core G3420 3.20GHz Socket 1150 3MB.. | Ebuyer.com
    Case : Casecom KM-9188 Black Mid Tower Case with Full Black.. | Ebuyer.com
     
  2. Tidy_Sammy

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    700w is far too high, a good quality 400-450w will be more than enough (Corsair/Seasonic/SunFlower/Antec/XFX etc).

    Edit - If she's not gaming and just doing general usage stuff, you could skip the GPU and go onboard.
     
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    I'd go for a 7200rpm hard drive, there's no point in opting for a slower one unless you're trying to build the quietest of systems as it's no cheaper.

    Along with the power supply the motherboard does seem very over the top compared to the other components, is there a particular feature she's after that needs such an expensive motherboard?

    I take it the sound card is for Coaxial S/PDIF?

    The rest (other than the PSU, I'd echo Sammy) looks fine.
     

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