You did good son. :)
I only use Seasonic or Seasonic made branded PSUs.
When I first had my 386 I was buying 256K modules for $20 at the air force surplus.
$120 to get 4 gigs? I'd just get a motherboard with DDR3 slots that'll support his CPU.
If he's using a 32 bit OS then 4 gig's all he can use.
I guess I got lucky. :peace:
Y'all had me curious about the memory price hike so I took a look at my build list from Newegg.
Gskill 2x2 Dual Channel kit - bought on 11-01-12 for...
Also there's taxes when you buy local and I think Amazon charges taxes too. Why I buy from Newegg, no taxes.
I've bought two video cards since last year but I wasn't aware of the price hikes. I paid $65 for the Sapphire HD6670 1gig DDR3 and $100 for the...
All my stuff come from Newegg. I usually wait for discounts and rebates then act on 'em.
Hillbilly, I think you meant affect. :)
The list was compiled by the builders so I'm sure they know what they're doing.
Ok, got a friend that knows how to build a system? Also do you need a monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers and OS as well as the tower?
What is your intended use for the system? $900 can build a system but it depends on what you want it to do.
Hmm... I looked up your PSU on the reference database and it's not certified but have a lifetime warranty if registered. The maker is ShenZhen...
In order to have a basic computer you can operate you need:
Case with PSU
CPU (with integrated graphic)/HSF
This is pretty good. You're off by 20 watts on my calc compared to a popular PSU rating site. It might be that I had to choose Seagate 1tb HDD when...
Too bad you didn't pick Asus. :)
This is what I picked:
It's an IPS model and it's...
Yo jetster, I'm curious about the 8 pin that can split to two 4 pin. Aren't both 4 pins the same? I don't understand about "use the correct half."
I'd go for the X2. I think you can find the mobo pretty cheap (less than $50) if you looked.
Hell, I got a mobo with an X2-3800 CPU/HSF and 3 gig...
Your monitor has a number of pixels so you have your "native" resolution. For example, on a 1280 by 1024 "native" resolution it's (1280 times 1024)...
When you pull your hair out and scream at your computer then it's time to upgrade. :laugh:
Makes lot of sense. I calculated mine at 324 watts draw so my 520w covered it very nicely. I have no need to add to it.
Quite true, the amps on the 12v rail is the main concern when choosing the PSU. Usually the quality models have plenty of amps there, unlike the...
Another reason to go over the wattage is that as the PSU (namely the caps) ages the wattage goes down so you'd want some in reserve to keep going...
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