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FINAL BUILD: tonight is the night, need final OKs

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Atnevon, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. Atnevon

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    Ok guys. The time has come, I'm going to order tonight. Here is my stuff:

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811129021
    -Antec 900. The case I hear alot about. Cooling is good, roomy, and pretty. It should do

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813188013
    -EVGA Mobo. Will go with the card well, and heard OCers like it. I'll OC in the future myself, but I have a few freinds that love it.

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814130072
    -eVGA 8800GTX. Card is very powerfull for what I need. Great at games, DX10, and will serve nicely for Video rendering and encoding.

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817256009
    -Silverstone PSU. 750wand SLi certified should be great for what I need. No SLi yet, but will be enough power for and if I do. And Silverstone is a great brand.

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819115017
    -Intel Core 2 Quad - Graphics will be at my mercy. Not as good for gaming, but Mullti core applications (Adobe anyone?) will be great.

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820231087
    -G.Skill 2g ram. Nice voltage and timings, and at a good price. I can order more if I get 64bit windows.

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16821104104
    -Floppy drive and card reader. 20 buck...fine.

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822148140
    -Seagate 320gb SATA. Decent price, and good ratings. This will work.

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16827106073
    -LiteON burner. Cheap, SATA, and lightscribe. Good ratings as well. And I do love my Lightscribe

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16835100007
    -Artic Silver. They are out of stock on the MX-1 and 2, but it sure beats the stock crap.

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16835186134
    -CPU fan. Had decent ratings, works better than stock, and nice price. Better is out there, but this will work fine.

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16899261005
    -Static Wrist. Not arguing about this. Its better, and 5 bucks.


    There we go. I got a Mouse, CRT, and Keyboard already. I'll upgrade during Christmas and Thanksgiving. So what does everyone think? I really need to know the "OMG NOs" and if the componants will work together.

    I plan to order tonight, so I'll check in every so often.

    Thank you once again,
    -Andrew
     
  2. AthlonX2

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    i wuold get a better psu..only because it is under 80% efficient so 80% of 750W = 600Watts..it will power your system but u said something about SLI in the future
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Other than what Athlon said it looks sw33t. :toast:
     
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    honestly in my "OPINION" i would not buy a modular psu..only because i owned one and it was crap
     
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    being the ATi fan i am...you should really look at the 1GB HD2900XT...they get better and better every driver....and there fast as hell!!!
     
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    Don't buy the AS5. The cooler you are planning on buying already has mx-1 pre-applied.
     
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    i disagree with your psu as well. its got dual rails, modular cabling, and poor efficency. try this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703009 This seasonic-built psu is 40 bucks more but definently worth it, you'll save more on electricity in the long run anyway. its got your single rail and its non-modular, exactly what you need. for more info on why i choose single rail and non-modular read my psu guide lol, i'm too lazy to explain it here.
     
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    when it comes to price, investing in a top notch psu is definently worth it, bad psu= fried parts=big ouchy. you always have to look at the oem, efficency, "modular-ness" pfc, rail system and amps. you want to get a psu built by a good oem, one thats very efficent (ATLEAST 80+), one that does not have modular cabling, you want active pfc, and one large single rail that has 30+ (40+ for sli systems) amps.
     
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    he may want the as5 for other stuff too, like gpu heatsink, reapplying tims later on, etc. etc. but yeah, use the mx-1 thats pre applied.

    oh and athlon, there are lots of good modular psu's are there, but the concept of modular cabling is bad.
     
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    Dont go with a 520watt....get a HX620W or a Thermaltake toughpower 750
     
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    While modular cabling does improve airflow, they limit power by increasing the electrical resisitance, in fact the voltage drop can be as much as that which would occur in 2 feet of standard wire. Worst of all though, modular plugs utilize delicate pins that can easily loosen, corrode, and burn, creating the potential for a major system failure.

    and go with the pc power and cooling 750w which i mentioned earlier.
     
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    Ok. I'll look into the PC Power PSU more. I guess does anyone know where I can find those dust cover for your fans? I have heard the can be bad on it
     
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    I don't think I agree fully to that.. It depends on the case and/or the sleeving, if any. For some reasons, my CM Elite 330 + Tagan Easycon makes everything a mess even with minimum cables installed. I have a Chieftech PSU also, and the cabling can be made much cleaner with it. Unsleeved cables are often easier to hide away somewhere.

    I don't know if that's the case with those fancy l33t-end PSU's though..

    Anyhow, I like my PSU, even if the connectors seems a bit weak.
     
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    I've heard stockings works just fine. :)
     
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    Err.... no... 80% Means it will draw more than 750W at 100% Load. 750 Is what CAN be supplied to the system, moreover his system will only use around 450~500W... There is NO such thing as a 100% Efficient PSU, that would mean it could convert 240V AC 750W to 750W DC without pumping any heat out!

    Atnevon, your current setup is fine. Leave it how it is. The PSU Is overkill for your current setup-even my CM iGreen 600W is enough to power your planned SLI setup without any problems... (Sad fact that some members are misleading...)

    CM Elite is easy to be neat with... if you cant be neat with it, then you gotta improve at cable management :p

    EDIT: hat... what are you on about. That Silverstone PSU IS Modular.

    Considering the fact guys he is using an Antec 900 in his system I would go with modular, DONT use any other scenarios and compare... its honestly confusing to read.
     
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    There is a decent debate over the PSU. The PC gets louder under heavy loads, but seemed to hold up. Though it isn't modular. The Silverstone has a bigger fan, but would it be more efficient heat wise to have the PC. Since the PSU is on the bottom, this could change things.
     
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    wrong wrong wrong about the fan.
    my neohe uses a single 80mm fan and it runs very efficent and cool.

    750w IS overkill for your system, but remember that not all of it will be used, your psu will only supply what your system needs. however, you're psu temps will be lower if you less less of the capacity of your psu=equal more quiet system, you can lower the wattage if you want, but be aware, if you plan on getting like sli and stuff, etc in the near future, you're better off with the 750w.
     
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    yup, get the crucials and note: you dont need 64 bit to run 4 gb memory. you just need to use the /pae switch in the boot.ini file and you're system will run on 4 gigs+ of memory, the os just wont detect it. google pae (physical adress extension) for more info.
     
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    IMHO, I think that case is ugly.
     
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    As said above, 80% efficiency doesnt mean 0.8 x 750 = 600W, but 1/0.8 x 750 = 937.5.

    Hypothetically, if the system was drawing 750w, with 80% efficiency, the usage at the outlet would be 937.5w.

    (80% of 937.5 being 750)
     
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    There is absolutely nothing wrong with a modular power supply, especially if it's a top quality unit. The differences are greatly exaggerated by some people. If you want it, get it.

    Here's another psu worth looking at: Seasonic M12 700w
    It puts out the same 12V amperage as the 750w you picked (56A), and Seasonic PSUs are top notch.


    As for the ram, I also say to get the Crucial Ballistix PC6400 2x1GB. They are great sticks. Mine do 1000MHz 4-4-4-12 on 2.3V, 1066MHz 4-4-4-12 on 2.4v, or 1200MHz 5-5-5-15 on 2.4v. Phenomenal bang-for-the-buck.
     
  25. Atnevon

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    Well, the deed it done. I went with the Siverstone PSU, and I switched out the RAM with the Crucial.

    I'm so happy now. I'll have the wondrous Quad, 8800GTX, and a great all round system. I'll be sure to do the pics of my assembly and finish product. Thank you to everyone, I have taken all of your comments with great thought and consideration. On the plus side, if it doesn't work, or it pisses me off, I can just send it back to Newegg.

    Many thanks and praise TPU, :respect:
    -Andrew
     

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